Carol B. Anderson

Carol B. Anderson

Professor Emeritus

Carol Anderson is one of the nation's leading trial advocacy educators. She has been recognized for teaching excellence by the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association. The litigation clinic and trial advocacy program that she leads at WFU has received the $50,000 Gumpert Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy from ABA. Professor Anderson is the author of three highly regarded trial advocacy textbooks and is currently working on her fourth and fifth textbooks. Carol and her son Gunnar are self-professed "gym rats" and avid hikers in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 1980
  • BA in English, cum laude, Duke University, 1975



Book Chapters

  • Voir Dire, in The Art of Advocacy (2002).


  • Faculty Notes, Fall 2008, Wake Forest Jurist Magazine (2008).
  • The Gentle Art of Conversational English in Direct Examination, 25 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 157 (2001).
  • Selected Rules of Courtroom Decorum, Trial Briefs (1999).
  • The Gentle Art of Conversational English in Direct Examination, 14:1 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 111 (1990).


  • Student Trial Bar Rules - Revision (January 1, 2017).
  • Student Trial Bar 2017 Problem (January 1, 2017).
  • Wrote introduction for Japanese audience (March 2014).
  • News Items from Law School Clinics (September 2008).
  • Civil Trial Practice, WFU School of Law CLE Publication (March 24, 1995).
  • Text for Interactive Video, Wellington v. Wellington: A Marital Dissolution (July 1987).


Carol B. Anderson
Contact Information

  • Civil Litigation & Procedure
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Evidence
  • Juries