James Stuart is a Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law where he teaches U.S. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing.
Mr. Stuart was a member of the University of Colorado Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts degree in English. Upon completing law school, he clerked for Chief Judge William J. Zloch of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Ft. Lauderdale and then for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Lawrence, Kansas. Mr. Stuart then practiced as an Associate 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 recently left D.C. to return to his home state where he currently works at the Supreme Court of North Carolina as a law clerk to Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. 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. Mr. Stuart has also taught Legal Writing, Research, and Oral Advocacy at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.