Henry Brandis Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Center for Civil Rights
J.D. (cum laude; Stone Scholar), Columbia University School of Law (1969); B.A. (magna cum laude), North Carolina Central University (1966)
Charles Daye, a native of Durham, N.C., began his career as an associate with the firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood in New York City. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Phillips, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, becoming the first African American to serve as a law clerk in that circuit.
After the clerkship, Daye practiced as an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He joined the law faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1972 where he was the first African American to hold a tenure-track position on the law faculty. In 1981, Daye was named dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he served until 1985. He then rejoined the UNC-Chapel Hill law faculty, and teaches torts, housing and community development and administrative process and advocacy.
Daye is co-author of a course book, Housing and Community Development, now in its Fourth Edition, (with J. Kushner, P. Salsich, H. McGee, D. Keating, B. Bezdek, O. Hetzel, D. Mandelker, and R Washburn) and is co-author of North Carolina Law of Torts, now in its Third Edition, (with Prof. Mark Morris of the NCCU School of Law). In addition, he has published articles, essays, book reviews, and monographs on a variety of subjects including an empirical analysis of educational diversity, housing, state administrative procedure, torts, constitutional law, ethics in law school admissions, affirmative action, and academic support programs. Currently, he serves as deputy director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. He served fifteen years as chair chair of the University's Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid and served as chair of the University's Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board.
Daye has served several nonprofit and public service organizations. He served as president of the Law School Admission Council (1991-93) and on the board of governors and as vice president for legal affairs of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2002-08). He served sixteen years as either a member of the board of directors or as president of Triangle Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that operates federally subsidized housing for low income rural elderly. He has served as a member of the board of the Center for Community Self Help. He has chaired or served on numerous committees of professional organizations, including committees of the Association of American Law Schools, of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, and the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers where he served as Executive Secretary for twenty years (1979 -1999).
Suffolk University in Boston, MA, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1999. He has been admitted to the bars of New York (inactive), District of Columbia (inactive), North Carolina, and the United States Supreme Court.
Adjunct Professor of Law & Managing Attorney, Center for Civil Rights
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994)
Mark Dorosin is the Managing Attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights. In that role, he oversees and coordinates the Center’s litigation and advocacy agenda in its core program areas, Educational Advancement and Fair Opportunities and Community Inclusion. The Center’s work in these areas focuses on the most prominent impacts of racial exclusion, including inadequate or substandard housing; lack of basic infrastructure and beneficial economic development; targeting of environmental hazards or socially disfavored land uses; restrictions on civic engagement and political participation; and discriminatory school district boundaries, and school siting, attendance zones and student assignment decisions.
Dorosin joined the UNC Center for Civil Rights in 2008, and became Managing Attorney in 2009. He also teaches Political and Civil Rights at the law school. In 2010, Dorosin was chosen as the Pro Bono Faculty Member of the Year.
Dorosin is a graduate of Duke University and received a master's degree from UNC-Greensboro and a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994. Prior to joining the Center for Civil Rights, Dorosin worked for the Duke University School of Law as the supervising attorney in the Community Enterprise Clinic. Dorosin has also worked as an attorney and loan servicing officer at Self-Help, a leading North Carolina community development corporation. He was an assistant clinical professor of law and the interim director of the UNC Law School Community Development Law Clinic during the 2003-04 academic year. Prior to that, he was a partner at Chapel Hill law firm concentrating on civil rights, constitutional law and employment discrimination.
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998); B.A., Duke University (1992)
Elizabeth Haddix joined the UNC Center for Civil Rights in 2010. After earning her B.A. from Duke University in 1992, Elizabeth Haddix taught Spanish at Southwest Edgecombe High School near Pine Tops, NC. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1998, and was awarded a fellowship from the National Association for Public Interest Law, which she used to represent low-income workers as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center. Haddix then entered private practice with the employment and civil rights firm of Edelstein & Payne in Raleigh, NC, and continued to represent workers as support attorney to UE Local 150, the NC Public Service Workers Union, whose principal challenge continues to be winning public employee collective bargaining rights for North Carolina workers. Since 2005, Haddix has had a solo law practice serving low-income workers across the state, many of whom speak only Spanish, Haddix's second language. Haddix specialized in employment discrimination claims under both state and federal law.
Director of Research, Community Services & Student Programs
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009); B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993)
Jennifer Marsh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working in nonprofits for many years, she returned to UNC-Chapel Hill and received a law degree and Certificate of Nonprofit Management in 2009. Prior to joining the Center, Marsh served as Legal Redress Coordinator and Public Policy Analyst at the North Carolina NAACP. There she worked in coalition with social justice organizations throughout the state and addressed many areas of civil rights law including redistricting, voting rights, education, disparities in the criminal justice system and employment law. Before joining the NAACP, Jennifer served as the Project Manager and Senior Attorney for the Racial Justice Act Study conducted by Michigan State University College of Law, a study that has been cited in every claim made under the NC Racial Justice Act. She has also worked with Disability Rights NC and Democracy NC. While in law school she worked as a summer intern with the Center. Marsh joined the Center in October 2012; she manages the Center’s operations, research grants, student programs and external communications.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bethan Eynon graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2007. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012. During law school, Bethan focused on creating and administering pro bono opportunities through which supervised law students offer legal services to low-income citizens of North Carolina. She worked closely with Center attorneys to sustain the Wills Project, which provides no-cost advance directives to residents of low-income, rural, minority communities. She was the 2011-2012 Director of the UNC Law Pro Bono Program, and was a student attorney with the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic.
Bethan was a summer intern in 2011 and rejoined the Center in 2012 as the 2012-2014 Community Inclusion Attorney Fellow.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
J.D., Law (high honors), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009); B.S., Physics, Yale University (2003)
Peter Gilbert was graduated from Yale University in 2003. After college, Peter began a graduate program in physics at North Carolina State University, where he met his partner Elena. During law school Peter twice co-chaired the annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity. Upon graduation, Peter served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge William Osteen Jr. in the Middle District of North Carolina. He was a summer intern with the Center in 2007 and was invited to rejoin the Center as the 2010-2012 Community Inclusion Attorney Fellow. Peter will now serve as the 2012-2014 Equal Justice Works Fellow.