Law professor presents at NCAWA annual conference

Law - Allegra CollinsRALEIGH – Campbell Law Assistant Clinical Professor Allegra Collins recently presented two lectures at the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) annual conference. Collins’ presentations addressed changes to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure, as well as updates to The Bluebook.

“It was inspiring to be among so many bright, talented, and successful women and men at the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys 2017 Capital Conference,” said Collins. “I was honored to have the opportunity to present, and I learned so much from others’ presentations and speeches. The Conference was exceptionally well organized and attended, and I commend Monica Webb, NCAWA President and Campbell Law’s director of student life and pro bono opportunities; Tiffany Lesnik, NCAWA education committee chair; and Manisha P. Patel, committee co-chair, for such a successful event.”

In her first presentation, “What’s New? Recent Changes to the N.C. Rules of Appellate Procedure,” Collins covered the new en banc procedure in the Court of Appeals that was implemented at the beginning of 2017. She also touched on changes to the font and word count requirements for appellate briefs, electronic filing in the North Carolina appellate courts, reply briefs, and other N.C. appellate rules changes.

Her second presentation, “Bluebook Primer. Something Old. Something New,” covered basic citation formats including cases, statutes, short citations, split citations, and the progression of citation from slip opinion to published opinion. It also focused on citation changes in the 20th edition of The Bluebook.

Collins is the director of the externship program at Campbell Law. She also teaches Judicial Writing, Legal Research and Writing, and Remedies. She joined the full-time faculty at Campbell Law as the interim director of legal research and writing and visiting assistant professor prior to the 2015-16 academic year. This past May she was one of 170 attorneys named to the inaugural N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society.

An appellate attorney with extensive experience in appellate law and the North Carolina appellate court system, she is the founding member of Allegra Collins Law and practices regularly before the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Collins is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, an executive counsel member of the Appellate Practice Section, and a member of the Legal Writing Institute.

Earlier this year, Collins announced her candidacy for the North Carolina Court of Appeals election in 2018.