Lawyers talking: UNC Law Graduates and their service to the state. Judge Dexter Brooks: loyalty to community, service to the state.

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BENN001
Citation: 

Bennett, Walter H., Jr., and Judith Welch Wegner. “Lawyers talking: UNC Law Graduates and their service to the state. Judge Dexter Brooks: loyalty to community, service to the state.” North Carolina Law Review 73.2 (January 1995): 861-867.

Annotation: 

On Dexter Brooks, Lumbee Superior Court judge from Robeson County.  Brooks describes: 

  • his family's subsistence way of living in Pembroke; 
  • segregation and discrimination in Robeson County during his youth; 
  • his desire, after Vietnam service and observing the participation of Lumbee Dean Chavers in the Native American invasion of Alcatraz Island, to work to improve conditions in Robeson County; 
  • the “Save Old Main” movement; 
  • his becoming the first Native American to enter the law school at UNC-Chapel Hill and the first to graduate; 
  • the values he feels are important for a lawyer or judge; 
  • his Christian faith; and 
  • current conditions in Robeson County.
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