RALEIGH — The newest Wallace Fellows have been tapped to work alongside Campbell Law School’s faculty and staff during the 2021-2022 academic year, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced.
McNair Moore and Summer Combs — both 2021 Campbell Law graduates — were selected by an internal panel of law school faculty and staff. Their official start date is Oct. 1.
“These are two of my outstanding 2021 graduates who just passed the bar and are eager to jump in and move the law school forward,” Leonard said.
The Jerry M. Wallace Law Fellowship Program consists of two full-time employment opportunities for recent graduates — the Wallace Leadership Fellow and the Wallace Advocacy/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.
Moore will serve as the Wallace Leadership Fellow. In her role, she will assist Dean Leonard and the law school’s senior staff with development initiatives, alumni relations and career services. As a student at Campbell Law, Moore studied international human rights law and completed a comparative law study at the University of Ghana Cape Coast, served as vice president of Campbell Law’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and was the Pro Bono Project Managing Partner for the Service Animal Project. Moore has successfully served multiple legal internships that range from the North Carolina Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Moore earned her B.A. in criminology with a concentration in criminal justice/pre-law and a minor in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) and her Juris Doctor from Campbell Law.
Combs will serve as the Wallace Service/Advocacy Fellow. This year will be the first time the two positions have been combined into one. In her role, Combs will work with the advocacy faculty in the required trial practice curriculum, assist with inter-school competitions and help administer the Boyce Center of Advocacy. She also 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.
As a student at Campbell Law, Combs was part of the Campbell Law Mock Trial Team and served as Advocacy Teaching Assistant, co-coordinator for the Veterans Pro Bono Project, treasurer for the Military Law Student Association and worked in the Blanchard Community Law Clinic. Combs also worked as an intern for the Hutchens Law Firm, the Fayette County State’s Attorney Office and the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Combs earned her B.S. in political science with a concentration in international relations and legal studies from Methodist University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Campbell Law.
“These internships provided both Moore and Combs with professional experiences that will enable them to best fulfill their roles as the newest Wallace Fellows,” Leonard added.
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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 4,500 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.