Rob Schofield is the Director of Research at NC Policy Watch – a special news and commentary project of the North Carolina Justice Center. He joined the project in 2006 and has more than three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and trainer.
At Policy Watch, Rob conducts research, authors weekly online columns, writes and edits frequent opinion pieces, blog posts and social media entries, helps manage the Policy Watch website and blog, speaks to various civic groups, appears regularly on TV and radio, and helps build and support progressive nonprofits.
From 1992 to 2005, Rob worked as an attorney at the Justice Center – where he helped build the organization from a small Legal Services office into the state’s leading anti-poverty advocacy group. His career has also included stints with the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and a Washington, DC-based farmworker rights group, the Migrant Legal Action Program.
Rob is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.