James Stuart

Senior Lecturing Fellow


James Stuart is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law where he teaches U.S. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing.  Mr. Stuart is also a career federal law clerk at the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

After completing law school at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado, Mr. Stuart clerked for Chief Judge William J. Zloch of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Lawrence, Kansas; and Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mr. Stuart also practiced for a number of years with the Washington D.C. law firm of Steptoe and Johnson. At Steptoe, he focused on business litigation (creditor and debtor’s rights), government contracts, appellate, and insurance related matters. Mr. Stuart represented clients that included multinational corporations and international businesses seeking counsel in the U.S.

Mr. Stuart holds membership with the District of Columbia and North Carolina bars as well as membership with the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He has also taught Legal Writing, Research, and Oral Advocacy at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.