Clinical Associate Professor of Law
- J.D. (With honors, Order of the Coif), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008)
- M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)
- B.A., English (cum laude), Duke University (1997)
Professor Luke Everett graduated with honors (Order of the Coif) from the UNC School of Law in 2008 and returned in 2011 to teach first year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy. After graduation, he served as managing partner of Everett & Everett, a general practice firm in Durham founded in 1906. He has practiced in many areas, including civil litigation, criminal law, trusts and estates, federal securities fraud, small business guidance, family law, and state administrative matters. He has handled trial and appellate cases in the North Carolina courts, as well as appearing in federal circuit, district, and bankruptcy courts. In 2015, Professor Everett, along with co-counsel Mark Hayes, won a victory before the Supreme Court of the United States in Grady v. North Carolina, 135 S.Ct. 1368 (2015), a case dealing with the constitutionality of GPS monitoring under the Fourth Amendment.
In 2019, Professor Everett won the Law School's Robert G. Byrd Excellence and Creativity in Teaching Award, voted on by his faculty colleagues. In 2016 and again in 2019, he won the UNC Pro Bono Board's Faculty Member of the Year Award.
Along with teaching at the law school, Professor Everett regularly works with practicing lawyers on legal writing. He has held workshops for every office of Legal Aid of North Carolina and he regularly teaches CLE courses on legal writing. Professor Everett has brought that focus on practical legal training to the law school curriculum as well, developing Small Firm Civil Practice--a course that teaches students both law firm management and practical lawyering skills--and teaching Writing for Practice.
Before attending law school, Professor Everett graduated cum laude from Duke University and received a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill. He taught high school English and coached basketball in the North Carolina public schools.
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