Criminal Justice Lecture Series
About the Series
The Criminal Justice Lecture Series support our students, faculty, and community by using a virtual space to optimize communication synergies between students, the public, and criminal justice professionals. It allows students to engage professionals and learn about specific career tracks in the criminal justice system. The format promotes interactions between students and professionals so critical information, internships, and job opportunities can blossom into meaningful social networks. The series seeks to establish lasting connections between Shepherd University, students, the community, and career professionals.
Criminal Justice Lecture Series Zoom Link
All Criminal Justice Lectures are available and open to the public through Zoom.
Next Guest Speaker
Wednesday, March 23rd | 1:10-2 p.m.
Morris F. McAdoo, Attorney
As a litigation attorney who practices in State and Federal courts, Attorney McAdoo will speak about his path as a litigator and his diverse experience in various practices in the legal profession. In my talk, I will discuss the many paths within the legal field and my experiences as a trial court lawyer. I will also discuss how my life experience, education, and personal values support my ongoing goal of working to support justice, diversity, and public service through the U.S. Legal System.
Morris F. McAdoo manages the Litigation Firm for McAdoo and Lorick, PLLC, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Morris began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Forsyth County, often prosecuting cases on behalf of special needs victims. After his time as a Prosecutor, Morris has dedicated his practice to civil litigation on behalf of seniors and persons with disabilities. Morris has previously lectured certified legal education courses in the area of Medicaid appeals, guardianship issues, and Administrative Law litigation.
Morris is a native of Burlington, North Carolina. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, and worked for two years in Benefits Administration for a Major Big Four Accounting firm before he obtained his law degree from the Delaware School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. In his community, Morris currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mecklenburg County’s John S. Leary Bar Association of Black Attorneys. He previously served on the Privatization and Competition Advisory Board for the City of Charlotte and the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers. In addition to participating in various civic organizations, Morris is a founding Board Member of the PSF Foundation, which facilitates the Sugar Creek 21st Century Community Learning Center in North Charlotte. Morris, his wife, and their son reside in North Charlotte.