Robert O. Jenkins

Adjunct Professor of Law

(800) 814-1114

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigations
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Products Liability
  • Remedies
  • Torts


Bobby Jenkins joined UNC School of Law as adjunct faculty in 2004 and each fall teaches NC Pretrial Litigation — a skills-based course designed to help students take the step from law student to lawyer.In the course, Jenkins calls on his 20+ years of litigation experience in an attempt to bring to life the practical issues and considerations faced by civil litigators. Jenkins is an honors graduate of the UNC School of Law and following graduation he embarked on a twenty-year civil litigation career focused on plaintiff’s personal injury. From 2010 through 2017, Jenkins served as an assistant professor at the Charlotte School of Law. Mr. Jenkins has now returned to private practice with the Lanier Law group where he again focuses his work in the areas of products liability and serious personal injury.

The University of North Carolina School of Law J.D. received May 1992 with honors

  • Honors and Activities: Order of the Coif, North Carolina Law Review 1990-91, Dean’s List (all semesters), William Joyner Award for Excellence in Student Writing, 1992 NCATL Trial Advocacy Book Award, Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant (2L)

North Carolina State University M.P.A. received May 1988 with honors

  • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi (NCSU’s highest academic honorary society)
  • 1988 Outstanding MPA Graduate Student Phi Alpha Alpha (National honorary society for Public Affairs)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A. in Political Science received May 1984


  • J.D. with honors, UNC School of Law (1992)
  • M.P.A. with honors, North Carolina State University (1988)
  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1984)