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Robin Hudson

Office District Status
N.C. Supreme Court Supreme Court Incumbent
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Democrat 2006 2014
Level of Government  
N.C. Supreme Court  
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
February 20, 1952 Dekalb County, GA ,

Synopsis

Robin Hudson is an associate justice on the N.C. Supreme Court. A former attorney and appellate defender in the Triangle, she became the first woman elected to the N.C. Court of Appeals without being appointed first in 2000. In 2006, she was elected to the Supreme Court, one of three female Democrats on the state's highest court. In 2009, she was chosen as president of the Women's Forum of North Carolina.

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Robin Hudson is an associate justice on the N.C. Supreme Court.

Early Life and Education

Robin E. Hudson was born Feb. 20, 1952 in DeKalb County, Ga. Her family moved to Greensboro in 1966.

She graduated from Page Senior High in 1969.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and psychology from Yale University in 1973. 

She earned a law degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill law school in 1976.

Professional Career

After being admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1976, Hudson practiced law in Durham and Raleigh. She also spent three years as a state appellate defender in the mid 1980s.

Political Career

In November of 2000, Hudson was elected to the N.C. Court of Appeals, the first woman to do so without being appointed first.

She served until December of 2006, helping organize and coordinate a voluntary mediation program.

In 2006, she was elected to an eight-year term on the N.C. Supreme Court.

She is one of three female Democrats currently serving on the seven-member court and one of only five women ever to have served. 

In 2009, she became president of the Women's Forum of North Carolina.

Research and reporting by Ryan Teague Beckwith. 

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Justice
N.C. Supreme Court






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bachelor of arts
Yale University
Graduated: 1973
juris doctorate
UNC-Chapel Hill
Graduated: 1976


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