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Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis

Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law

Phone: 336.758.5714
Location: Worrell 3332


  • AB, 1964, summa cum laude, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • JD, 1969, University of North Carolina (with honors); Chief Justice Walter Clark Award; Order of the Coif
  • MA in Political Science, University of Chicago

Positions Held

  • Professor of Law July 1, 1994 to present; Associate Professor, Wake Forest Law School 1991 to July 1, 1994; Visiting Professor, Wake Forest Law School, 1990.
  • Lawyer in Residence, Francis Lewis Law Center, Washington and Lee University, May, 1985.
  • Member 1977-1985 and Chair, 1978-1985, North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Review Board, concurrent with law practice.
  • Instructor at Guilford College teaching Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Evidence, 1974-1977, concurrent with law practice.
  • Partner, Smith, Patterson, Follin, Curtis, James, Harkavy & Lawrence, 1971 to 1991
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1969-1970
  • Summer associate, Lewis Roca, Phoenix Arizona, summer 1968
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