Campbell Law’s Career Center annual event attracts some 300 employers, students

Photo of Brian King talking to students during Career Night

RALEIGH — Some 300 law students, faculty, administrators and employers participated in Campbell Law School’s Career and Professional Development Center annual Career Night at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District on Nov. 9, 2023.

Students had the opportunity to meet attorneys from more than 50 employers in the broader legal community for an evening of networking and relationship building. The event was generously sponsored by Lawyers Mutual Inc.

“We have paths and road maps to every job market in this state,” Dean J. Rich Leonard said in his welcome remarks.

Photo of Jonathan Bogues speaking

Michael Best’s Jonathan Bogues, who is the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division president, gave the keynote.

“I have the most respect for Campbell Law, which produces some of the greatest lawyers around,” Bogues said.

His advice to law students included taking advantage of their alumni network, leaning on their current classmates after graduation, finding a good mentor, making time for themselves, not being afraid to make mistakes but also learning from them and finally, running their own race.

“Know that you are right where you are supposed to be so don’t beat yourself up,” Bogues added.

Participating employers included:

  • Alston & Bird
  • Brooks Pierce
  • K&L Gates
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • McGuire Woods
  • Michael Best
  • Nelson Mullins
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • Parker Poe
  • Poyner Spruill
  • Smith Debnam
  • Smith Anderson
  • Ward & Smith
  • Williams Mullen
  • Womble Bond
  • Wyrick Robbins
  • Hedrick Gardner
  • McAngus Goudelock & Courie
  • Cranfill Sumner
  • Teague Campbell
  • The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
  • Hutchens Law Firm
  • King Law Offices
  • Schwartz Law
  • Smith Dominguez
  • Campbell University
  • RTI International
  • North Carolina State University
  • Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company 
  • N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Office of the Governor – Legal Counsel’s Office
  • N.C. Association of County Attorneys
  • N.C. Department of Administration
  • N.C. DOJ/Dept of Transportation
  • N.C. General Assembly
  • Air Force JAG
  • Marine Corps JAG
  • EEOC
  • U.S. District Court Middle District
  • N.C. Supreme Court
  • Prisoner Legal Services
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Johnston County DA
  • North Carolina Legal Aid
  • Office of Juvenile Defender
  • Wake County Public Defender
  • Southern Coalition of Social Justice
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons 
  • Disability Rights North Carolina 

“A huge thank you to all of our alumni and employers who participated in Campbell Law’s annual career night and to all the students who turned out for our networking event at the CAM,” said Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development April Giancola. “We couldn’t have done it without you!”

For a photo gallery of the evening, visit the law school’s Facebook page at this link.

Photo of Career Center team


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 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.