Grace Roede, formerly of K&L Gates, joins Campbell Law Career Center as director

Photo of Grace Roede posing in a black suit jacket and white blouse

RALEIGH — Grace Roede has joined the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University as director of the Career and Professional Development Center effective Aug. 5, 2019.

Roede has more than a decade of experience with the legal services sector. For the past five years, she led recruitment and hiring across the Carolinas for global business law firm K & L Gates. In her role as a human resources business partner, she also provided management with strategic HR advisory and support and implemented mentoring and professional and career development firm wide initiatives.

 “With her extensive law practice background, Grace is ideally suited to further elevate Campbell Law profile and placement across the country,” says Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Her professional acumen and legal community connections will serve our future graduates well.”

 Campbell Law’s Career Center helps match students and recent graduates with employers for internships and jobs.

 “Throughout my career, I have always been impressed with the caliber of Campbell Law students with whom I interacted,” Roede said. “It is a great honor to now be entrusted to lead the school’s efforts in helping students land that perfect job.”

A native of Wilkesboro, Roede is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and resides in Raleigh. Roede is a member of TALRA (Triangle Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators) and NALP (National Association for Law Placement). 

Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development Center Kala Taylor added,  “We are so excited to have Grace join our team. The career center is expanding and students will greatly benefit from the wonderful mix of expertise and diversity of experiences that our team members have.”


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 is celebrating 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.