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April Dawson

North Carolina Central University School of Law

April Dawson is a professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in computer science and was a programmer before attending law school. She received her law degree cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 1994. After law school, April joined the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice through its Attorney General’s Honors Program. While at the DOJ, she argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. In 1996, April served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Following her clerkship, she worked as an associate at a Washington, DC firm. While at the firm, she was also an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law. With her growing family, April relocated to North Carolina in 1999 to start a private firm. In 2006, she joined NCCU Law as a full-time faculty member. She teaches, among other classes, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and a Supreme Court Seminar, and has been voted Professor of the Year multiple times. April researches, writes, and speaks about legal pedagogy and the use of technology in legal education. April also co-hosts The Legal Eagle Review, a weekly radio show which airs on Sundays at 7p on WNCU 90.7 FM in Durham, NC. April has four kids — one is in law school, one is serving in the Peace Corps in Mongolia, and two are in college.

My Sessions

Skills Building: Best Practices for Teaching Tech to Law Students

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Teaching technology in law school is now more important than ever. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, what technology should be taught in the classroom? How can institutions design and implement technology instruction? In this session, you’ll hear examples and best practices from academics that have “been there, done that” and have ideas […]

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Tech Forward: New Jobs for New Lawyers

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Advances in technology have created new opportunities for new graduates from law school. There are many alternatives to traditional law practice, such as legal project management, data analytics, legal operations, and more.

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