Michael Morgan, associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, will address “Why Courts Matter” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Room 163.
Morgan, a graduate of Duke University, completed his law degree at North Carolina Central University. He was elected to the state Supreme Court in November 2016. Previously, he served on the N.C. Superior Court, elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2012.
Upon graduation from law school, Morgan joined the legal staff for the N.C. Department of Justice, where he worked for 10 years, first as a research assistant, then as associate attorney general. In 1989, he was appointed an administrative law judge with the state’s Office of Administrative Hearings. Gov. James Hunt appointed him Wake County District Court Judge in 1994; he was elected to the judgeship by Wake County voters in 1996 and 2000.
The Feb. 13 conversation with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan is co-sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Pre-law Society, legal studies minor and the Center for Professional & Applied Ethics.