Charlotte School of Law to Host Discussion of Legal Issues of N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Exercise of Veto Power

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Mark Davis, General Counsel for Office of Governor, will lead the discussion.

The addition of Mr. Davis will demonstrate to our students how the theories we teach in class can apply to the headlines they read every day.

Charlotte School of Law, the only law school in North Carolina’s most-populous city, will host Mark Davis, general counsel to Gov. Beverly Perdue, on Wednesday, March 28, for a discussion on executive oversight in North Carolina.
In an address titled “VETOED! Political Hot Buttons and Executive Oversight in North Carolina,” Davis will discuss the legal issues surrounding the governor’s exercise of the veto power during the 2011-12 legislative session. Davis will address students and faculty from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“North Carolina has historically proven to be a political hotbed, and, with the Democratic National Convention being hosted in Charlotte and Gov. Perdue’s decision not to seek a second term, the past two years have been as exciting as any, regardless of one’s party affiliation,” said Denise Spriggs, interim dean at CharlotteLaw.

“The addition of Mr. Davis, who joins a prestigious list of speakers who have come to the school as part of our ‘Legends and Leaders in the Law’ speaker series, will demonstrate to our students how the theories we teach in class can apply to the headlines they read every day,” she said.

Prior to being named general counsel to the governor, Davis was a special deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, where he also served as an attorney in the Special Litigation section. Prior to that, Davis spent 13 years as a litigator in private practice and served as a law clerk to the late U.S. District Judge Franklin Dupree.

Davis’ visit is being arranged by Charlotte’s School of Law’s 2012 Civic Engagement Team, which is managing events and programs at the school related to the Democratic National Convention in September.
The school is located in Bryant Park at 2145 Suttle Ave., located northwest of Interstate 77 and Interstate 277.

About Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte School of Law, fully accredited by the American Bar Association, offers a student-centered orientation that focuses on the hands-on learning needed to equip graduates with leadership, management and interpersonal skills needed for career success. As the only law school in North Carolina’s most populous city, Charlotte School of Law offers full-time and part-time day programs as well as an evening part-time program for working professionals. On the Web at

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