Professor Currin elected N.C. Rules Review Commission Chairman

“Serving the citizens of North Carolina in this capacity alongside my colleagues on the N.C. Rules Review Commission continues to be an honor that I cherish dearly.”

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Professor Margaret Currin has been elected to serve as the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC) Chairman by a vote of the commission members. Currin was initially appointed to the commission by the North Carolina Senate in 2011, reappointed in 2013 and has served as the organization’s first vice chairman since her initial appointment.

Margaret Currin

Margaret Currin

The RRC, an executive agency created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1986, is charged with reviewing and approving rules adopted by state agencies. The RRC consists of 10 commissioners appointed by the General Assembly, five on the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore, and five on the recommendation of the Speaker of the House.

“Serving the citizens of North Carolina in this capacity alongside my colleagues on the N.C. Rules Review Commission continues to be an honor that I cherish dearly,” said Currin.

During her more than 26 years in legal education and law school administration, Currin has taught in the areas of government litigation, federal crimes, scientific evidence, election and lobby law, administrative law and professional responsibility. She directs the law school’s externship program, working with students as they gain experience in public service, non-profit, corporate and pro bono environments.

As a United States Attorney from 1988-93, Currin represented the interests of the country in all civil and criminal matters throughout the Eastern District of North Carolina. She also has served as president of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys. Active in a number of civic, professional, and public-service organizations, she has served on and chaired the Wake County Board of Elections, served as General Counsel for a state political party and other political committees and served on the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Committee with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. She has also represented political committees before the Federal Election Commission.

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Bradley C. Trahan served as the Managing Editor of the Campbell Law Observer during the 2013-2014 academic year. He was actively involved at Campbell, where he has served as a Representative and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, was a member of the Mock Trial Team, and served on the IT and Dean Search Committees. Brad attended North Carolina State University, where he earned a degree in Communication. Prior to law school, Brad worked at the N.C. General Assembly; he clerked the N.C. House Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs and also served as a legislative aid to Representative Ric Killian, offering policy advice and legislative strategic planning. Brad has worked at the N.C. Department of Justice Motor Vehicles Section. He has served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Paul Newby of the N.C. Supreme Court. Brad was a Summer Associate at the Office of General Counsel at North Carolina State University in 2013. He graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
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