Evin Grant ’16 promoted to law school assistant dean of students

Photo of Evin Grant posing in Chapel

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Evin L. Grant ’16 has been promoted to assistant dean of students  effective July 1, 2020. 

Grant, a 2016 Campbell Law graduate, joined the law school as Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities on July 1, 2018. Grant returned to Campbell Law after most recently serving as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NCCRED).

“Evin has had a tremendous impact on our students and our pro bono efforts in a very short amount of time,” Dean J. Rich Leonard said. “His dedication and innovative programming have helped shape our current students into future community leaders. I can think of no one better suited to continue to lead our student and pro bono programs.”

In his current role, Grant administratively oversees more than 30 institutional student groups, as well as Campbell Law’s robust and ever-growing pro bono portfolio. He comes with years of experience, working in private and public (non-profit, federal, and state) sectors. Using this varied experience, Grant focuses on leadership development, ensuring student leaders are prepared to be leaders in the legal profession.

Active in professional and civic communities, he serves a volunteer judge with Capital Area Teen Court, a member of the N.C. Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee, an active participant in the NC chapter of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and the president of the Capital City Lawyers Association. Grant sits on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association and has served on several committees, including the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, Professionalism committee, Strategic Development committee and the Communications/Technology committee.

Prior to law school, Grant served a two-year term as a Criminal Magistrate Judge in Wake County. After completing law school and successfully passing the N.C. State Bar Exam in 2016, Grant was a patent law graduate intern at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. After leaving SAS, he served as the Wallace Leadership Fellow at Campbell Law for the 2016-17 academic year. In that role, he assisted Dean Leonard and the law school’s senior staff with development initiatives, alumni relations and career services. Following his year as a Wallace fellow, Grant served as the interpreting services management specialist at the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts before joining NCCRED.


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 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law celebrated 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.