Kathleen C. Wallace

Senior Lecturing Fellow


Kacie Wallace is a dispute resolution specialist with over 21 years of experience as a crisis intervention counselor, arbitrator, negotiator and mediator. She is the principal of Interplay Resolutions, which specializes in mediation of a broad range of disputes including personal injury, workers compensation, contracts, harassment, employment, business, commercial and sports. Wallace is licensed by the North Carolina State Bar and a certified mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and the Industrial Commission. She mediates for the Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference Program in North Carolina, the Industrial Commission, and the United States Olympic Committee, as well as higher education institutions across the country.

Wallace is a professor of law and supervising attorney in the Dispute Resolution Institute at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She also teaches conflict resolution courses for the Baldwin Scholars at Duke University; the Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Rotary Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand; the North Carolina Medical Society Leadership College; and for private organizations and groups. Her teaching specialties include mediation, representation in mediation, communication and negotiation in personal, professional and legal contexts.

Wallace served as the United States Olympic Committee Ombudsperson for the 2011 Paralympic PanAm Games. She was a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations within the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. She was granted an Innovation Award in 2008 from the MacArthur Foundation for the development of virtual learning and training environments to teach practitioners in the field of Conflict Resolution. She also is a competitive open water swimmer, ranked top 10 at the state, national, and international level in 5K and 10K swims, and is currently sponsored by YOLO Boards as an endurance standup paddleboarder.  


  • Certificate in Documentary Studies, Duke University - 2006
  • LLM in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University - 2005
  • JD, North Carolina Central University - 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art-design, Duke University - 1989