John L. Saxon

Professor of Public Law and Government (retired)

John L. Saxon was a Professor of Public Law and Government at the School of Government. He joined the faculty in 1992, and his areas of interest included social services law, child support, elder law, and family policy. Prior to this appointment, he worked for 15 years as an attorney for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and as a legal services lawyer in South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina. He is the editor of North Carolina Legislation 1997 and North Carolina Legislation 1998, is co-author of The Law and the Elderly in North Carolina, and has written numerous articles and bulletins on welfare reform, social services, child support, and elder law. He retired from the School of Government in 2010.