UNCW Professor Pamela Evers Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Pamela Evers, an associate professor of business law, is among a select group of attorneys allowed to practice before the nation’s highest court.

Evers, who was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, participated in an admissions ceremony presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts during the summer of 2017.

 “I have wanted to do this for a long time,” said Evers. “Admission to the U.S. Supreme Court was important to me because it is the highest court in the land and now, not only can I argue cases pro bono before the Supreme Court, I may be seated within the courtroom and hear Supreme Court arguments.”

The ceremony was part of the Phi Alpha Delta law honorary fraternity’s “Supreme Court Day.” After the event, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the group for about 20 minutes, reminded the attorneys of their obligation to the rule of law and then answered a few questions.

“The admissions ceremony and meeting Justice Ginsburg were, perhaps, the highlight of my life,” said Evers. “We weren't sure if it would be her, but we were all hoping that the ‘Notorious RBG’ would be our visitor. Frankly, the memory of that day still brings tears of joy to my eyes. I fell in love with the law all over again.”

Evers, a member of the Texas Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar, earned her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University, her M.B.A. from Emory University and her Master of Law in environmental law from Lewis & Clark College.  She also attended The Hague Academy of Public International Law at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Evers has taught legal environment of business, entertainment law, international business and the business of film at UNCW since 2001.

“I always had a penchant for protecting underdogs during my K-12 years, but as a member of my high school debate team, we studied and debated the value of the jury system,” she said. “After months spent in the law library at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and learning more about my great-grandfather and lawyer, Abraham Lincoln Drummond, I became fascinated by the law.”

Over the years, Evers has represented 350 breast implant clients, toxic tort clients and has written environmental laws for the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

“I am so grateful that I've had the privilege to be a lawyer, serve my nation, guide brilliant students at UNCW, and enjoy some of the best experiences one could ever hope to have,” said Evers.

Faculty’s professional expertise contributing to the quality of the student learning experience is among the goals of the university’s Strategic Plan.

-- Venita Jenkins


Pamela Evers group

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center) visits with members of the Phi Alpha Delta law honorary fraternity following a U.S Supreme Court Bar admissions ceremony.