Skip to main content


Allyson K. Duncan, born in Durham in 1951, received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University and her law degree from Duke Law School. In this interview she discusses her experiences clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; working as an appellate lawyer for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where should would eventually work for future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; teaching law at N.C. Central School of Law, and serving on the N.C. Court of Appeals. She reflects on handling a number of sex and age discrimination cases in the 1970s and 1980s while working for the EEOC and her later position as Commissioner of the N.C. Utilities Commission. (Note: this interview is missing the beginning portion as a result of recorder malfunction.)

Link to Audio / Transcript: