Alyson A. Grine is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Previously, Grine served as the Defender Educator at the School of Government from 2006 until 2016. She continues to serve as Senior Advisor to the School’s NC Racial Equity Network. Grine received the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Teaching Excellence Award from the School in 2012 and the Margaret Taylor Writing Award in 2015 for her work on Raising issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases. Prior to 2006, Grine worked for five years as an Assistant Public Defender in Orange and Chatham counties. She served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Henry Frye of the NC Supreme Court in 2000 and for Judge Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the NC Court of Appeals in 1999. In recognition of her work on issues of race and criminal justice, Grine received the James E. Williams award in 2016 from the North Carolina Public Defenders Association. Grine earned a BA with distinction and a JD with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MA in Spanish from the University of Virginia.