Name: Cynthia Adcock

Professional Title: Associate Professor

Affiliation: Charlotte School of Law

Country: United States

Title of Presentation: Advancing Global and Local Justice by Teaching Interpersonal Competencies

Short Bio: Adcock joined CharlotteLaw as Director of Experiential Education in 2007 and, until 2013, oversaw the development of the school’s robust “hands-on” learning curriculum. She currently teaches constitutional law.

Adcock has represented inmates on death row since 1993. From 1995-2003, she ran a death penalty clinic at Duke Law School, where she also ran a pro bono program and taught Professional Responsibility. Adcock has cofounded three non-profits: One World Market, the Capital Restorative Justice Project, and, In 2008, the Neighborhood Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal office that represents low-income parents in abuse and neglect cases.

Adcock formerly worked on the national level on legal education issues as staff at the Association of American Law Schools and Equal Justice Works. She received a B.A. from Carson-Newman College, a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a J.D. and Masters in Public Policy from Duke University