Adjunct Professor of Law
Managing Attorney, Center for Civil Rights
- J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994)
- M.A., History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1989)
- B.A., Political Science and Education, Duke University (1987)
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 teaches Political and Civil Rights at the law school and is the faculty advisor to the Julius Chambers Civil Rights Moot Court team. In 2010, Dorosin was chosen as the Pro Bono Faculty Member of the Year. He also serves on the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
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.