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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 12, 2019
University of Tennessee College of Law alumna Cheri Beasley has been named Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced today. Beasley, a 1991 alumna of the UT Law, has served as a justice in the North Carolina Supreme Court since 2012, following her work as an associate judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and as a district court judge in the 12th Judicial District of Cumberland County. She will serve as the state’s first African American female Chief Justice. Beasley addressed UT Law graduates last year during commencement ceremonies in Knoxville.