Jackson A. Lanier


Jackson Lanier is a second year law student at North Carolina Central University and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media. He is a first-generation college and law student, as well as a former manager for the UNC Football Team. He’s a hard-working individual with a strong work ethic and exceptional communication skills.


Juris Doctor

North Carolina Central University • Durham, NC • 2024 • Top 25% of Class

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism

Minor in United States History • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Chapel Hill, NC • 2021 • 3.54


Staff Editor

North Carolina Central Law Review — August 2022 – Present, Durham, NC

Read and evaluate materials submitted for publication. Edit articles and case notes to improve readability and maintain consistent writing style. Proofread all material for publication, checking for proper spelling, grammar, and compliance with Bluebook rules.

Law Clerk

Roupas Law Firm, PLLC — May 2022 – December 2022, Greensboro, NC

Drafted, reviewed, and edited complaints, motions, agreements, answers, and discovery requests for civil litigation. Assisted with pre-trial discovery, as well as drafted interrogatories and motions to dismiss. Used detailed-oriented skills to prepare and organize documents for trial. Conducted legal research and analysis on state and federal statutory and case law.

Multimedia Journalist

Carolina Week / UNC Media Hub — January 2020 – May 2021, Chapel Hill, NC

Collaborated with producers to develop in-depth news stories. Investigated and researched leads for possible stories. Interviewed potential story sources and recorded data at press conferences. Wrote and edited scripts and corresponding video for weekly broadcast. Published by numerous state-wide media outlets.

Film Manager

UNC Football Team — March 2018 – May 2021, Chapel Hill, NC

Traveled with the team across the country to away-games. Served on the team leadership council as a representative of the video department and ensured our concerns were heard. Coordinated expectations between coaches and coworkers. Served as the point-of-contact for visiting team staff and addressed any concerns or needs they had.


Practice Ready Certification

Certified in the skills necessary to complete top-level legal research.

Prepare to Practice Certification

Thompson Reuters
Certified in the use of Westlaw and to conduct efficient legal research.


NCCU Teen Court Pro Bono Director

Durham County Teen Court Program – January 2022 – Present, Durham, NC

  • Over 10 years volunteering with NC Teen Court Programs.
  • Served alongside Judge Dororthy Hairston Mitchell.
  • Coordinated the Law Student – High School Volunteer mentorship program.
  • Advised the program coordinator and high school volunteers on legal procedures and statutory requirements


Victory Junction – Summer 2018 and Summer 2019, Randleman, NC

  • Gained experience working around children with disabilities.
  • Photographed camp activities to be used on promotional material.
  • Ensured every camper had a great time and photograph to remember it.
  • Worked alongside NASCAR drivers and team owners, including Richard Petty.


Silver Congressional Award

Congressional Award Foundation

Awarded to me for my extensive community service combating juvenile delinquency through my local Teen Court program.

Stembler Scholar

UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media

The school’s highest honor for undergraduate students was awarded to me for being one of the top students in the school.


Soft Skills:

Teamwork, Professionalism, Ethical, Trustworthy, Dependable, Communicator, Multi Tasker, Stringent Deadline, Prioritize Workload, Timely Manner, Organized, Attention Detail, Positive Attitude, Patience, Flexibility, Fast Pace, Flexible, Fast Learner, Resourceful


Lexis+, Westlaw Edge, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneDrive, Zoom, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, Google Slides, Gmail, Adobe Suite, Adobe Acrobat

Hard Skills:

Memo Drafting, Case Briefing, Complaint drafting, Case file management, Client letter drafting, Motion drafting, Statutory interpretation, Legal research