Campbell Law to host program for legal experiential learning educators

Photo of Niya Fonville teaching in front of classroom

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School will host an exclusive program for externship and clinical faculty in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 10.

“What Does Justice Require? Using N.C.’s 2021 Unmet Civil Legal Needs Assessment as a Tool in Experiential Learning Programs” is set for noon to 2:30 p.m. at the law school. The program, sponsored by Campbell Law’s Externship Program and the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, will feature a presentation by the Honorable Anita Earls, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Director of Externships Niya Fonville said, “Following Justice Earls’ presentation, N.C. law schools experiential learning educators will work together in facilitated breakout groups to develop tangible plans to integrate the Civil Legal Needs Assessment’s findings into our courses and community engagement, as we prepare the next generation of lawyers for service.”

The tentative agenda follows:

12:15 p.m. – Registration opens (lunch provided)

12:30 p.m. – Welcome and building community

12:45 p.m. – Assessment presentation by Justice Earls

1:30 p.m. – Work group breakout session

2 p.m. – Large group debrief and closing

For more information, please contact the Fonville at or (919) 856-4697.


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 4,400 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.


In November 2005, Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, by order of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, established the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, making North Carolina the 19th state to establish such an entity. A primary function of the Commission is to convene stakeholders to increase access to justice. Chaired by Paul Newby, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Commission’s 30 members include representatives from: the judicial, legislative, and executive branches; North Carolina State Bar and voluntary legal associations; legal aid organizations; law schools; and the philanthropic and business communities.