Campbell Law announces 3 new fellowships named in honor of Chancellor Wallace

RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today the establishment of three new fellowships named in honor of Campbell University Chancellor and former President Dr. Jerry M. Wallace.
The Jerry M. Wallace Law Fellowship Program consists of three full-time employment opportunities for recent graduates — the Wallace Advocacy Fellow, the Wallace Leadership Fellow, and the Wallace Public Service Fellow.
Fellows will be selected annually from the graduating class, and Chancellor Wallace will be deeply involved in the selection process.
“We are excited to create these new fellowships and honor Chancellor Wallace for the great strides our university, and law school in particular, made as a result of his leadership,” said Leonard. “We intend to fill these fellowships with three of our best and brightest graduates each year, and we will count on them to mentor students and play vital roles in important institutional projects along the way.”
Graduates from the Campbell Law Class of 2015 are eligible to apply for the first year of fellowships. In the event that fellows will be called on to actively supervise students or handle legal matters, Bar membership is required. Applications for more than one fellowship are permitted, but a separate application must be submitted for each.
An internal panel will vet applications and guide the selection process for each fellowship. The selection panels are constructed as follows:
Wallace Advocacy Fellow – Chancellor Wallace, Professor Tilly, Professor Bolitho
Wallace Leadership Fellow – Chancellor Wallace, Assistant Dean Bridges, Assistant Dean West
Wallace Public Service Fellow – Dr. Wallace, Professor Chisolm, Director Froehling
“I am deeply grateful and honored to participate in the fellowship program,” said Wallace. “The law school’s core mission of ensuring justice tempered with mercy will be the focus of the program. I look forward to working with the fellows.”
Chancellor Wallace served 12 years as president of Campbell University before stepping down at the end of June. He has been at Campbell for more than 45 years, serving as a professor, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, director of graduate studies, and vice president for academic affairs and provost. The university experienced unprecedented growth during his tenure as president, including the return of intercollegiate football, the relocation of the law school to Raleigh, increased undergraduate enrollment, a long-term university master plan that resulted in a vast expansion of main campus, and the establishment of North Carolina’s first new medical school in 35 years.