Tracey L. Banks

Clinical Associate Professor of Law

(919) 962-8115


Tracey L. Banks joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2023 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law. She teaches in the Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Analysis program. Before joining the Carolina Law faculty Banks held faculty and administrative positions at Wake Forest University School of Law. There, she taught courses in legal writing, commercial law, and academic support. She received the Graham Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Teaching, the Black Law Students Association Legacy Award, and the Branch Award for Excellence in Law Teaching. Banks’s teaching and research interests include legal writing, modernizing adult learning theory, and the connection between belonging and achievement. Banks earned her AB from Stanford University in Economics. She earned her JD from Duke University School of Law where she was an Associate Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and Membership Chair of the Black Law Students Association. Following law school, Banks practiced at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, & Leonard, a business law firm in Greensboro, NC and at Jefferson Pilot Financial (now Lincoln Financial) before joining the Wake Forest Law faculty in 2002.


  • AB from Stanford University in Economics
  • JD from Duke University School of Law