Prof. Gene Nichol

Gene Nichol is a distinguished professor of law at the University of North Carolina who has devoted himself to fighting for civil rights, social justice, eradicating poverty to substantially improve the lives of North Carolina’s most vulnerable residents. He was director of the UNC Poverty Center, president of the College of William & Mary, law dean at the University of Colorado and dean at the University of North Carolina. He is a prolific author, publishing texts such as “Lessons from North Carolina: Race, Religion, Tribe and the Future of American Democracy”, “Indecent Assembly: The North Carolina Legislature’s War on Democracy and Equality” and “The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from our Invisible Citizens.” Nichol has been published in the law reviews of Harvard, Yale, Duke and many others and been a columnist for the Raleigh News & Observer and Charlotte Observer for many years.