Page Potter is a native of Durham, N.C. She attended Vassar College for two years, then enrolled at the University of Vienna, Austria where she received her Magister der Philosophie in German. She received her Juris Doctor from Duke School of Law in 1981.
Following a clerkship with the Illinois Supreme Court, Potter returned to Durham and practiced with a small firm in the areas of commercial litigation and corporate law from 1983 to 1986. She began her teaching career as an adjunct instructor teaching business law and paralegal courses at Wake Technical Community College and Durham Technical Community College. From 1987 to 2000 she directed the Paralegal Program at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. where she also taught legal research and writing and directed the internship program. Potter joined North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law in fall 2002 as the Pro Bono Coordinator. She served as the Academic Support Specialist from 2002 to 2005.
As Director of the Pro Bono Program since 2005, Potter promotes law student engagement in pro bono activity and service to the community. She teaches the Pro Bono Clinic and Street Law courses and serves as faculty advisor to the student Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) and as co-advisor to the NCCU Law School Innocence Project.
Potter is a member (inactive) of the Illinois and North Carolina State Bars. She has served on the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Law Practice Management Section Council and the boards of the Raleigh Oratorio Society and Durham Lakewood YMCA. She is an active volunteer with the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and enjoys outdoor activities and singing with choral groups in Durham and Chapel Hill.