Allegra Collins is an appellate attorney with extensive experience in appellate law and the North Carolina appellate court system. She is the founding member of Allegra Collins Law, a law firm which focuses exclusively on appellate litigation in North Carolina. Collins joined the faculty at Campbell Law School as the Interim Director of Legal Research and Writing and visiting assistant professor prior to the 2015-16 academic year. Collins’ practice, teaching, and emerging scholarship centers on legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, and technology in appellate practice and the courts. She is a member of the Appellate Rules Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Legal Writing Institute.
Prior to joining the Campbell Law full-time, Collins served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Campbell Law and worked at the North Carolina Supreme Court as an Assistant Appellate Reporter. She also spent more than three years at the North Carolina Court of Appeals as a law clerk to the Honorable Linda Stephens.
A 2006 Campbell Law graduate, Collins focused her educational pursuits on appellate advocacy and legal writing. Her moot court teams were regional finalists at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition and the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition, and she was awarded the Order of Old Kivett for outstanding appellate advocacy. She was also a Legal Research and Writing Scholar and received the I. Beverly Lake Constitutional Law Award for outstanding writing in constitutional law.
Collins completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and the College of William and Mary, where she played on the varsity tennis teams. At UCLA, she was a member of the NCAA finalist and semi-final tennis teams. Collins also represented the United States at the Pan American Games in 1999 and 2003 as a member of the Unites States Women’s Team Handball Team. Conversant in Italian, she taught English in Italy and worked as an internet application consultant in Europe and the United States prior to law school. Collins and her husband, Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins, are the proud parents of two children.