Brenda Gibson is an expert on legal writing whose research focuses on the science of pedagogy and its intersections with social science, history, and the law. She has dedicated almost 15 years of service to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law, where she led the legal writing program through a series of developments and enhancements.
Professor Gibson has served the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) in many capacities, including as an elected board member. She is also an active member of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), having served on the editorial board of the LWI's Monograph Series, and the LWI Awards Committee as co-chair.
Prior to her work in academia, Professor Gibson was a staff attorney at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Office of Staff Counsel. She was also a law clerk to Judge Clifton E. Johnson and Judge Patricia Timmons-Goodson at the Court of Appeals.