Campbell Law School to host Diversity Day for prospective law students Feb. 17

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RALEIGH – Campbell Law School will host Diversity Day for prospective law students from across North Carolina and beyond on Saturday, Feb. 17, Assistant Dean of Admissions Miguel Hernandez has announced.

The event, which will be attended by some 200 prospective students, will feature a panel of Campbell Law alumni, a panel of current law students from six schools, a panel of admissions representatives from all seven North Carolina law schools and an information session by AccessLex on how to pay for law school.

Law Diversity Day is an opportunity for underrepresented students, prospects and applicants to Campbell Law School to meet a panel of diverse law professionals, alumni and diverse law students as well as learn about financing law school, and meet Deans of Admission from six law schools across the state,” said Hernandez, who is Campbell Law’s first Hispanic dean to lead the school’s admissions and financial aid department.

The alumni panel will be made up of Rep. Terry Brown Jr. ‘15, Evin L. Grant ‘16, Ayeshinaye Smith ‘19, Amaka Madu ‘17 and Trynity Ojeda ‘23.

The law admissions panel will be made up of Hernandez; Lauren Carriker, Elon University Law School assistant director of admissions; Sharon Gaskin ’97, North Carolina Central University Law School associate dean of admissions; Josue Jimenez ‘17, Duke University Law School assistant director of admissions/coordinator of diversity recruitment; Bianca Mack, University of North Carolina Law School associate dean of equity, admissions & student affairs; Jay Shively, High Point University Law School associate dean of admissions; and Melody Weigel, Wake Forest University Law School associate director of admissions.

The current student panel will be made up of Duke Law’s Maame Adu ‘26, NCCU Law’s Jocelyn Alexander ‘25, Campbell Law’s Nikkia Jacques ‘24, UNC Law’s Rachel Cleveland ‘25, Wake Forest Law’s Chance Villarreal ‘25 and Elon Law’s Briana Whitfield ‘25.

AccessLex Legal Education Advocate Morgan Cutright, former assistant dean of admissions at Campbell Law, will discuss a variety of options when it comes to financing law school.

“I’m proud to work for AccessLex in creating access to the legal profession, and creating opportunities for future law students to learn, engage and empower themselves to succeed,” she says. “My passion lies with breaking down barriers to law school and diversifying the legal profession.”

The event is set to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. and will also feature a lunch with Campbell Law Dean Rich Leonard and Wendy Vonnegut, pre-law adviser from Methodist University and former Campbell Law Board of Visitors member.

There are a few limited spaces left to join the event. If interested, contact Amanda Zander at


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 4,800 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.