|North Carolina Supreme Court|
|Title: || Associate Justice|
|Appointed by: || Election|
|Active: || 2011-2018|
|Past post: || Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals|
|Past term: || 2005-2010|
|Past post 2: || General counsel, North Carolina Commissioner of Labor|
|Past term 2: || 2001-2004|
|Born: || 12/25/1961|
|Party: || Republican|
|Undergraduate: || University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984|
|Law School: || University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1990|
Barbara Jackson is a justice on North Carolina Supreme Court. She was elected to this position in 2010, and her term ends in 2018.
She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, and her J.D. from the same school in 1990. She also studied abroad for a summer at Oxford University in England.
- 2011-2018: Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
- 2004-2010: Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
- 2001-2004: General counsel, North Carolina Commissioner of Labor
- 1996-2001: Attorney, Holt York McDarris & High
- 1992-1996: Deputy general counsel, North Carolina Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities
- 1991-1992: Assistant legal counsel, Associate General Counsel to Gov. Martin
- 1990-1991: Law clerk, Chief Justice Burley Mitchell, North Carolina Supreme Court
Awards and associations
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Administrative Law Section
- Government Attorneys Section
- Labor and Employment Law Section
- Wake County Bar Association
- Summer Programs Committee
- Fellow of North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership
- Main article: North Carolina judicial elections, 2010
Jackson defeated Robert C. Hunter in the general election, winning 51.87 percent of the vote. She was elected to the seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court being vacated by Edward Thomas Brady.
- See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Jackson received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.76, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of -0.01 that justices received in North Carolina. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.