Adjunct Professor of Law
Chief District Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District of North Carolina
Judge William B. Reingold is the chief district court judge for the 21st Judicial District of North Carolina. A former prosecutor, he has held his current position for 10 years, and served as district court judge for more than 20 years. He is the judicial fellow for an innovative new program, Reclaiming Futures, that aims to salvage teens who have entered the court system because of criminal activity related to alcohol and/or drug abuse. In late 2011 it was announced that Wake Forest University School of Law students are partnering with Reclaiming Futures through the Pro Bono Project to serve as mentors to these teens.
A New York native, Judge Reingold graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1983. He has mentored Wake Forest law students in the Clinical Program (now Litigation Clinic) for his entire legal career, and has taught Trial Practice at Wake Forest since 1995.
He has also partnered with the law school on law-related community outreach efforts such as the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center, for which the law school won the Harris Tweed Award.