Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- 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)
S. Posner is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law whose area of practice and
teaching has focused primarily on domestic violence and sexual assault and
related family law and immigration issues.
earned her 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.
graduation from law school, Beth coordinated and oversaw statewide domestic
violence initiatives for what was then 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, and she was appointed to
her current faculty position in 2013. At
Carolina, Beth has taught in the Immigration and Civil Clinics and founded and
teaches in the Domestic and Sexual Violence Clinic in which students represent
plaintiffs in state court in domestic violence protection order and other
related matters as well as complainants Title IX sexual misconduct matters.
Beth is an
advisor for several student groups and pro bono projects involving domestic
violence, sexual assault, family law, and reproductive justice. In 2014, she was awarded UNC School of Law’s
Faculty of the Year Pro Bono Publico Award.
In addition to her teaching at Carolina, Beth teaches nationally as a
faculty member for the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. In North Carolina, she regularly provides
substantive technical assistance to domestic violence and family law attorneys
and coordinates and participates in trainings for lawyers, advocates, students,
and social services providers on issues related to domestic violence and sexual
assault. Beth is a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Association of Women
Attorneys Gwynneth B. Davis Award for her activities promoting the
participation of women attorneys in the legal profession and the rights of
women under the law.
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