Adverse Weather Alert for Sept. 17-21

Campus has returned to normal operations as of 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information about the University’s policies on adverse weather or to find any updates, visit

The Leading for Results course for Cohort 1 of LGFCU Fellows has been canceled, with all participants invited to participate in Cohort 2 or a session in 2019.

The Effective Supervisory Management Program course to be held Sept. 17-21 has been canceled.

The Development Finance Toolbox course to be held Sept. 18-19 has been canceled.

The first week of Municipal and County Administration to be held Sept. 18-21 has been postponed.

Please check our website for any other changes in course schedules.

Faculty Member John Rubin Honored by NC Commission on Indigent Defense Services

Faculty member John Rubin was recently honored by the North Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense Services (IDS), which has created a new training award in his name. The Professor John Rubin Award for Extraordinary Contributions to IDS Training Programs will honor individuals who volunteer their time and effort to serve as trainers and who have done outstanding work on training programs for attorneys who represent indigent persons.

John Rubin joined the School of Government in 1991. He specializes in criminal law and indigent defense education. He has written several articles and books on criminal law, including Relief from a Criminal Conviction: A Digital Guide to Expunctions, Certificates of Relief, and Other Procedures in North CarolinaHe teaches and consults with judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and other officials in the criminal justice system; and manages the School’s indigent defense education program. He is a frequent consultant to the Office of Indigent Defense Services, which is responsible for overseeing and enhancing legal representation for indigent defendants and others entitled to counsel under North Carolina law. In 2012, he was named Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government. Rubin earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.