David Harrison

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General CounselChancellor's Office
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David Harrison

David Lombard Harrison is the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel in Legal Affairs. He oversees the Division of Institutional Integrity for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Harrison is on the faculty at UNCSA and has appointments as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and Wake Forest School of Law, teaching Copyright.

Prior to joining UNCSA, he was Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs, at the University of North Carolina General Administration (2001-2015), which is now known as the UNC System.

David is a former law clerk to Justice James H. Brickley in the Michigan Supreme Court, and partner of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, law firm. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and North Carolina, and as a member of the Tribal Bars of the Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Tribe.

His board experience includes the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Triangle Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, and the Town of Carrboro Human Services Commission.

He has published law review journal articles and papers on various topics, including intellectual property, music copyright, information technology, social media, online education, privacy, and research regulations, and gives frequent presentations for national conferences in these areas.

Harrison has published monthly essays and articles for two national outdoor magazines, was contributing editor for River Explorer Magazine, a newspaper and magazine cartoonist, and a performer and composer on a record album.

He is currently playing tenor, baritone, and concert ukulele – remarkably well, mind you, but still, the ukulele.

Specialties: Higher Education Law, Nonprofit Organizations, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Arts Law, the Entrepreneurial Campus, Employment, Regulatory Compliance, and Governance.


J.D. LawUniversity of Toledo College of Law

B.A. PhilosophyGrand Valley State University