Jackson A. Lanier


Jackson Lanier is a third-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


Articles Editor

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

Conduct thorough review and evaluation of legal materials submitted for publication, selecting high-quality articles for consideration by the Editorial Board. Edit selected articles to improve readability, maintain style and formatting, and ensure accuracy and completeness of content. Manage and train an editorial staff of 18.

Trademark and Copyright Intern

Red Hat, Inc. — May 2023 – August 2023, Raleigh, NC

Drafted and revised trademark guidelines for open-source projects and communities. Monitored copyright and trademark compliance by third parties and investigated potential infringements. Drafted cease and desist letters as well as responses to third-party demand letters. Collaborated with cross-functional teams, such as marketing and product development, to provide guidance on trademark and copyright matters. Performed trademark clearance searches. Contributed to Red Hat’s IP-related intranet sites and educational efforts.

Summer Associate

Roupas Law Firm, PLLC — May 2022 – August 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.

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.


Various Positions

North Carolina Teen Court Programs – August 2013 – Present

  • Currently volunteering with the Durham County Teen Court as the Pro Bono Director for NCCU.
  • Previously volunteered with the Orange County and Randolph County programs.
  • Current duties include advising the program coordinator and high school volunteers on legal procedures and statutory requirements; mentoring high school volunteers; and, teaching them about the law, criminal procedure, public speaking, and strategies for effective arguments


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, Cease and Desist Letters, copyright registration, trademark clearance, trademark portfolio management