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William Peace University Names Sorien Schmidt As Adjunct Professor And Pre-Law Advisor

By William Peace University on May 14, 2013 3:46 pm

William Peace University Names Sorien Schmidt As Adjunct Professor And Pre-Law Advisor
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Faculty With The Hiring Of 25-Year Legal Veteran

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Sorien Schmidt, JD, will serve as adjunct professor and pre-law advisor. In her role, Schmidt will be responsible for teaching a course on law and the legal system, as well as providing educational and professional guidance to students seeking a career in the legal profession following their graduation.

With 25 years of professional experience as a lawyer, Schmidt previously served as a lobbyist and lawyer on behalf of low-income families and children for both the North Carolina Justice Center and Action for Children, where she delivered speeches, met with state legislators, advocated with administrative agencies, provided policy analysis, and handled related duties in order to reduce poverty and improve the lives of North Carolina’s families and children. Prior to that position, she practiced law with Legal Aid of North Carolina for six years.

Schmidt has participated in many professional organizations throughout her career, including the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union and Advocates for Justice. She has received awards from the NC Association of Women Attorneys and from Legal Aid of North Carolina for her work on behalf of representing women, children and low-income families. Schmidt earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law.


“There is a crucial need to educate people on the basic information required to better understand the courts and the law and the impact it has in our everyday lives,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Sorien is bringing to us a strong background of excellence in her field that will enlighten all who attend her class and receive her advice.”

“I am pleased that William Peace University has chosen me to provide instruction on an overview of the legal system to students,” said Schmidt. “As an adviser, my door is open to share my experiences and insights to help students who are considering whether to pursue this field in their future.”


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