Irving L. Joyner, Professor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law
Irving Joyner is a legendary civil rights lawyer and law professor in
North Carolina whose NAACP roots run deep.
He is currently Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law. During 1984 through 1992, Professor Joyner served as the Associate Dean at the Law School. He has written three editions of his book, Criminal Procedure in North Carolina, and regularly prepares annual supplements to that publication. Professor
Joyner provides pro bono legal counsel to several political, religious, and community organizations and to needy individuals in civil rights and criminal appeals cases. He serves on several State study commissions and agencies and in leadership roles with a variety of community groups and organizations.
He is a regular legal commentator for local, state and national media primarily in the areas of law, politics, civil rights and racial justice.
Joyner also serves as the Legal Counsel and the Chairperson of the Legal Redress Committee of the North Carolina State Branches of the NAACP and is a member of the North Carolina Indigents Defense Commission.
Professor Joyner has been engaged in litigation in the federal courts to challenge voter suppression laws and challenges to the redistricting plans for state and congressional legislative districts.