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Robin Hinson was born in Rockingham, N.C., on May 26, 1931. He graduated from Davidson College with an undergraduate degree, served in the U.S. Navy, and then completed his legal studies at UNC School of Law. A year after graduation he joined the faculty at UNC School of Law and taught from 1958 to 1961. He also served as an assistant dean, working closely with Henry Brandis. He left the law school and joined the Rockingham-based firm Leath, Blount & Hinson as partner. In this interview he describes a few notable cases in his career including a will-modification case he took to the N.C. Supreme Court. He speaks about his appointment to the General Statutes Commission and his work with John Sanders of the Institute of Government on the Constitutional Study Commission. Hinson describes his work as general counsel for Carolina Power & Light, Hanes, and First Union, reflecting on what types of litigation is involved when representing large corporations.

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