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Prof. Rick Glazier, J.D.

Visiting Professor

Phone: (910) 672-2194
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 333

Educational Background

J.D., Wake Forest University

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Court Systems


Rick Glazier is an employment and labor law attorney with a personal background of neighborhood involvement and extensive public service. Professor Glazier received his JD from Wake Forest University in 1981 and served in the Cumberland County's public defender's office and as an Assistant Public Defender before two federal clerkships and a private practice career. He is a Visiting Professor in Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University and has been teaching pre-trial law at Campbell University School of Law for 13 years. He has previously taught criminal justice as an adjunct professor at FTCC and NC State.

Professor Glazier is also presently serving his third term as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 45 in Cumberland County. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Joint Select Committee on Public School Funding Formulas. He is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House, the Joint Select Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management and the Judiciary II Committee, as well as serving as a member of several other standing and interim committees.

Professor Glazier is past-president Beth Israel Synagogue, where he taught Sunday school for many years. He is also a six-year veteran board member of the Cumberland County School Board, serving two years as Chairman.

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