Kyle Compton, a Lecturing Fellow, is the Local News Fellow in the First Amendment Clinic.
Compton received his J.D. from UNC School of Law in 2021. He received his M.S.W. from UNC at Chapel Hill School of Social Work in 2021. He received his B.A. from George Washington University in 2011. Between graduation from GW and acceptance into UNC Law, he worked in education, teaching students of all ages, in Virginia, Connecticut, and Indonesia. As a law student, Compton performed pro bono work, interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and competed on the Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team. He was also a staff member on the First Amendment Law Review. As a social work student, Compton studied policy and management practice, interned at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Juvenile Justice, and completed a comprehensive program evaluation.
After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Compton worked for the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the state affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). There, he advised NCAE members on employment law and education law matters. Working with public school employees across North Carolina, Compton specifically supported NCAE members in adverse employment actions, FMLA and ADA claims, and general education law issues.
Compton is admitted to practice in North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.