John Simpkins is a Visiting Senior Lecturer with the Duke University School of Law. A South Carolina native and Liberty Fellow, Simpkins grew up in Lexington and now lives in Washington, D.C. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Diversity Initiatives with the Charleston School of Law.
He has observed and consulted in the constitution-building processes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda and is a member of the African Network of the International Association of Constitutional Law. Simpkins co-founded the Center for a Better South and is Senior Associate at the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership at Furman University. A political analyst, he has worked with WYFF Channel 4 in Greenville and WCBD Channel 2 in Charleston.