Director of Appellate Advocacy Clinic
Associate Professor of Legal Writing
John Korzen is the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Legal Writing. Professor Korzen is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Appellate Practice. He has argued appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Supreme Court of North Carolina, and the Court of Appeals of North Carolina. He has supervised the work of third-year law students in all of those appellate courts and others. Before joining the faculty in 2003, Professor Korzen practiced law for a total of eleven years, with Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore in Greensboro, N.C., and Anderson, Korzen & Associates in Kernersville, N.C. He previously served as a law clerk for the late Sam J. Ervin, III, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before attending law school, Professor Korzen taught grades 4 through 7 in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System for six years. He and his wife Catherine live in Kernersville, N.C. They have three daughters.