Geeta N. Kapur
Ms. Kapur completed her undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1999 where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. She earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the School of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 where she was a student Board Member of the Center for Civil Rights. During law school, Ms. Kapur clerked for the NC Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and at the National Headquarters of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City as well as for the law firms of Smith Anderson in Raleigh and Moore Van Allen in Charlotte. Ms. Kapur was recognized in law school for academic excellence by consistently being placed on the Dean's List. She was recognized for her commitment to pro bono and public service and awarded the prestigious Gressman-Politt Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy Skills.
After obtaining a law license in the states of New York and North Carolina, Ms. Kapur completed a one-year fellowship at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham where she worked on capital cases. In 2005, she was appointed as an Assistant Public Defender in Orange County where she represented indigent juveniles and adults charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. In 2007, she opened a law office in Durham where she practices criminal defense and civil rights law primarily focusing on representing indigent juveniles and adults charged with criminal offenses at the trial level and before the appellate courts.
Ms. Kapur is a NC Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Delinquency Criminal Law and frequently presents on juvenile justice and criminal justice issues. In 2012, Ms. Kapur provided written testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights hearing on the "School to Prison Pipeline".
In addition, Ms. Kapur has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law at UNC. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UNC and has taught an upper level undergraduate course on race and the law. Ms. Kapur served on the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Juvenile Defender and as the Vice Chair for the Board of Directors of Southern Coalition for Social Justice. She also serves as a member of the Legal Redress Committee of the NAACP in Chapel Hill, NC. Ms. Kapur frequently serves as an Election Protection Advisor and serves as a Volunteer Judge for Teen Court Diversionary Program in Durham.
Juris Doctorate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999