Moving Beyond Prohibition: A Judicial Perspective on Drug Policy with former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell

March 20, 2014 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
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Burley Mitchell, a former judge and prosecutor, shares his unique perspective on drug prohibition and how he came to support the legalization of drugs. After serving in the United States Navy, Mr. Mitchell held several positions in North Carolina government, including Assistant Attorney General, District Attorney, and Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety. As a judge, Mr. Mitchell served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court-authoring a total of 484 appellate opinions. Mr. Mitchell is now in private practice as a partner in the Raleigh office of Womble Carlyle. This event is sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), with lunch funding generously supplied by DBA. For more information, please contact Adam Fine at