Visiting Professors Major Coleman, Sean Tu and Carly Wolf join law school

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RALEIGH — Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced Campbell Law School has welcomed three visiting professors — Dr.  Major Coleman, Dr. Shine “Sean” Tu and Professor Carly Wolf — who will teach during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Professor Major Coleman

Coleman, who will teach Wills and Trust, most recently taught at the New Paltz State University of New York. Coleman has nearly a dozen publications on various research topics, including American politics, public law, political economy, religion and politics and Black politics. Coleman earned his JD from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, a PhD at the University of Chicago, and most recently, he finished his J.S.D. at Emory Law School. 

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Professor Sean Tu

Tu, who will teach Property, is visiting from West Virginia University Law School. His expertise covers areas including patent law, bioethics, drug law and biotechnology and the law.. He has also written three books and more than 20 publications in journals including the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Duke Law and Technology Review. As well as being a registered Patent attorney, Tu has been admitted to the Virginia State Bar, the D.C. State Bar, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Tu earned a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Florida, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. 

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Professor Carly Wolf


Wolf, who will join the First-Year Legal Writing Program, is visiting from the Florida campus of Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School. In January, Wolf was named Assistant Professor of Law at WMU-Cooley Law School, where she teaches courses pertaining to research and writing, advanced writing, scholarly writing, Bar exam skills and introduction to law. She most recently published an article titled, “Domestic Victims Aren’t the Only Victims,” in the North Dakota Law Review. Wolf earned a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and a J.D. from the WMU-Cooley Law School.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law celebrated more than 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.