Three Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law

North Carolina University School of Law in Durham has announced the appointment of three faculty members to endowed professorships at the law school.

Irving L. Joyner was selected to fill the Charles Hamilton Houston Endowed Chair, which is named for a prominent civil rights attorney active in educational equity issues in the early- to mid-20th century. Joyner is a 40-year member of the university’s faculty and an expert in civil rights law and history. From 1984 to 1992, Professor Joyner served as the associate dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law. Professor Joyner is a graduate of Long island Univerity. He earned his juris doctorate at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Malik Edwards has been selected as the holder of the John D. Fassett Endowed Chair. His research has focused on educational disparities. His work explores the use of inter-disciplinary supports, specifically human development models to support equity litigation and remedies. Professor Edwards holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as well as a juris doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Reginald Mombrum has been named to the RJR Nabisco Endowed Chair for Business and Law. He worked 14 years in the national office of the International Revenue Service on corporate mergers and acquisitions. For his final two years at the IRS, he was as assistant branch chief. He joined the NCCU School of Law faculty in 2008. Professor Mombrum is a graduate of Boston University, where he majored in business. He holds a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University and a master’s degree in law from the University of Florida.


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  1. Michael says:

    Joyner should have been awarded an endowed chairs years ago. The only issue with Joyner is the manner in which he deployed microaggressions towards ‘native born Black male’ law students if they looked or dressed a certain way (not including their hairstyle).

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