Beth S. Posner

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  • J.D. (Honors), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)
  • M.A., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania (1992)
  • A.B., English (Honors), Bryn Mawr College (1989)

Beth S. Posner is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law whose area of practice and teaching has focused primarily on domestic violence, sexual assault and related family law and immigration issues.

Beth earned an undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College with honors, an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and her JD with honors from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Following graduation from law school, Beth coordinated and oversaw statewide domestic violence initiatives for Legal Services of North Carolina and then spent three years practicing indigent criminal defense with the North Carolina Office of the Appellate Defender. From 2003-2013 Beth was a managing attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina and adjunct professor at UNC School of Law, where she first taught in the Civil Litigation Clinic and then founded the Domestic Violence Clinic.  Beth has taught in the Civil, Immigration, and Domestic Violence Clinics.  

Beth is an advisor to the student-led Domestic Violence Action Project, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Community Legal Project, and the Jewish Law Students Association.  She further coordinates and supervises law students in the Pro Bono Divorce Project and the Family Law Friday Project in Orange County.

In addition to clinical teaching, Beth is a faculty member for the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence for whom she teaches nationally, and she regularly provides training and substantive technical assistance to lawyers, advocates, and social services providers throughout North Carolina.

In 2014, Beth received Carolina Law's Pro Bono Publico Award as the Faculty Member of the Year.

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