Campbell Law’s Abigail Jenkins receives NCBA scholarship

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RALEIGH — Abigail Jenkins ‘25, a rising second-year student at Campbell Law School, has received a scholarship from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)’s Government & Public Sector Section. This annual award recognizes law students interning in unpaid summer positions within federal, state or local government offices throughout North Carolina.

The Government & Public Sector Section awarded four scholarships, each valued at $1,000, to deserving students who demonstrated a strong commitment to serving in government or public sector law offices. Jenkins is currently interning at the North Carolina Department of Justice.

Eligible candidates for the scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited ABA law school and working without compensation in a government law office located in North Carolina for at least half of the summer of 2023. Additionally, each recipient is required to write an article detailing their summer internship experience and its benefits.

Jenkins brings a wealth of academic and professional achievements to her internship. She graduated with summa cum laude honors from Appalachian State University in 2015, earning a B.S. in political science with a minor in communication studies. 

Prior to pursuing law, Jenkins taught high school history and served as a cheerleading coach for six years in North Carolina Public Schools. She was also a professional cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers during the 2017 NFL season.  Jenkins holds a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialty in Secondary Social Studies Education from Duke University and currently serves as a law clerk at Schwartz Law PLLC.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 2023, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 14 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.