Campbell Law names Wallace Fellows for 2019-20

Photo of Grant Simpkins, Dean J. Rich Leonard, Maurizo S. Lewis-Streit and Jonnell Carpenter, all 2019 graduates

RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced the three new Wallace Fellows tapped to work alongside the institution’s faculty and staff during the 2019-2020 academic year. Grant Simpkins, Jonnell Carpenter and Maurizo Lewis-Streit — all 2019 Campbell Law graduates — were selected by an internal panel of law school faculty and staff.

“These are three of my outstanding 2019 graduates who just passed the bar and are eager to jump in and move the law school forward,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard.

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. The program is named in honor of Campbell University Chancellor Dr. Jerry Wallace, who served 12 years as university president before stepping down in June 2015. He remains an integral part of the selection process and is engaged with each fellow.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Simpkins will serve as the Wallace Leadership Fellow. In this role he will assist Dean Leonard and the law school’s senior staff with development initiatives, alumni relations and career services. Simpkins earned his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University.

Carpenter is a native of Zebulon, North Carolina. As the Wallace Public Service Fellow she will assist in the management of Campbell Law’s pro bono programs, and work to conceptualize and seek resources to further pro bono and clinical development. Carpenter is a graduate of Pfeiffer University.

Lewis-Streit is a native of Georgetown, Guyana in South America. As the Wallace Advocacy Fellow he will work with the advocacy faculty in the required trial practice curriculum, assist with interschool competitions and help administer the Boyce Center of Advocacy. Lewis-Streit completed his undergraduate work at North Carolina State University.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law is celebrating 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.