Spriggs, Denise Wright
Associate Professor

J.D., Syracuse University School of Law,  1981
M.S., City University of New York, 1975
B.A., Howard University,  1972


Denise W. Spriggs joined Charlotte School of Law as the Associate Dean of Students and an Associate Professor in the fall of 2006. In August, 2011 she was appointed as Interim Dean of the Charlotte School of Law, and served in that capacity until April 2013. She returned to full time teaching at CSL in spring of 2014.

Prior to joining CSL, Dean Spriggs served as the Assistant Dean and then the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Records at Howard University from 1992 until joining CharlotteLaw. During her time at Howard, Dean Spriggs was the 1997 recipient of the prestigious Warren S. Rosmarin Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service.

Dean Spriggs has had a long and distinguished career in public service. She began her public service career as a Staff Attorney in Syracuse, New York, with the Legal Services Corporation of Central New York. She also served as Executive Director of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), a program dedicated to providing programs and grants related to increasing minority student enrollment in U.S. law schools. In addition, in 2013 she was named among the power 100 and advocates by the On Being a Black Lawyer publication.

Earlier in her career Dean Spriggs served as Assistant Dean for Admissions and Minority Affairs at Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York. During that time she also taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College, and served as an instructor/consultant at Seton Hall Law School. She also served for three years as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Prior to that she was a Special Assistant to the Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.