Journal of Leadership and the Law

Public Service and Leadership - 2012

An interview with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

The Journal of Leadership and the Law sat down with The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, during his visit to Elon University School of Law on November 13, 2012. Our discussion included his thoughts about lawyering, leadership, the current political climate and diversity in higher education. The interview is below in five segments:

How is being the youngest mayor in the history of Charlotte both an asset or challenge?


What are potential challenges with working with the new Republican leadership in state government?


How do leaders work to find common ground with leaders that are on the opposite side of the aisle?


What is the role of government in improving diversity in higher education?


How do future lawyers and current lawyers improve the image and reputation of lawyers?