Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- J.D., Northeastern University (2001)
- B.A., English (Cum Laude), Mars Hill College (1998)
Laura Collins Britton is the Faculty Supervisor for the Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic. In that capacity, she supervises third-year law students who assist vulnerable consumers across North Carolina on matters involving unfair business practices and the loss of essential assets.
Before joining the UNC faculty, Professor Britton practiced law for seven years at Pisgah Legal Services, where she represented low-income clients on foreclosure defense and other consumer law matters. From 2007-2009, Britton served at PLS as the John G. Brooks Consumer Law Fellow, conducting extensive litigation and community education on Contract for Deed transactions. In addition to practicing law, Britton taught Humanities and International Public Law at her alma mater, Mars Hill College.
Professor Britton received a B.A. in English Literature from Mars Hill College, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. During law school, Britton clerked in Boston for Nixon Peabody LLP, and for Kaplan, O’Sullivan & Friedman LLP. She also clerked in Malaysia at Daim & Gamany, and in Argentina at Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente.
Britton’s current research interests include the efficacy of recent debt buyer legislation in NC, and the use of Contracts for Deed as an alternative to traditional transactions for the purchase/sale of land.