Campbell Law School hires first Hispanic assistant dean to lead admissions 

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RALEIGH – Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced Miguel Hernandez will serve as assistant dean of admissions effective Sept. 19, 2022. Hernandez is the first Hispanic dean to lead the school’s admissions and financial aid department. 

In his role, Hernandez oversees the law school’s admissions process in its entirety, from prospective student interaction to application review and selection to financial aid, matriculation and orientation. He also represents Campbell Law at various community and professional recruitment events throughout the U.S. 

“I am thrilled we have someone with Miguel’s credentials to lead our admissions efforts,” Leonard said. “I can think of no one better suited to lead our next generation student engagement efforts.” 

Hernandez comes to Campbell Law from the University of North Texas (UNT) at Dallas College of Law, where he served as Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions.

Prior to his tenure at the UNT Law, which began in 2021, Hernandez served as Director of Marketing with Advertising Avenue, Director of Enrollment Management with Florida Atlantic University and Assistant Director of Admissions at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. He also served in recruitment roles at the University of California Berkeley, Arizona State University and NASA.  

A proud veteran, Hernandez served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps rising to the rank of corporal. 

Fluent in Spanish, he earned a master’s degree in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in English. 


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 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law celebrated 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.