Rick Glazier, who has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Campbell Law since 1991, joined the Justice Center in the summer of 2015 following his resignation from the N.C. General Assembly after 13 years representing Cumberland County in the N.C. House of Representatives from 2003-2015. As a representative, Glazier served on the House judiciary, education, ethics and appropriations committees, among others.
Glazier will take the helm of the BCLC following the departure of former Director Ashley Campbell, who left in July to become CEO of North Carolina Legal Aid.
He has received numerous Legislator of the Year Awards, including receiving the North Carolina Bar Association 2012 Citizen Lawyer Award and in 2015 being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by then Gov. Pat McCrory.
Glazier is also a past member of the Cumberland County Board of Education serving from 1996-2002 and serving as chairman of that board for two years. He later served as a member of the North Carolina Public School Forum Board of Directors and is a recognized state and national conference speaker on issues of public education finance and governance.
While at Campbell Law, Glazier has taught a variety of courses including pre-trial civil litigation, trial and appellate advocacy and a course on legislative policy-making and ethics. He also served as a visiting professor in criminal justice at Fayetteville State University from 2006-2015, teaching undergraduate courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile law and criminal evidence. In addition, Rick previously taught courses in criminal law for Fayetteville Technical Community College and North Carolina State University.
Glazier is past president of Beth Israel Synagogue in Fayetteville, past member of the UNC Center for Public Television Board of Trustees, and past board member of the Women’s Center of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Urban Ministry and the Child Advocacy Center. Professionally, he also served for years on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (the predecessor to the N.C. Advocates for Justice).
Glazier earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1981 and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University in 1977.