Jesse Williams to join Campbell Law as assistant professor

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RALEIGH – Campbell Law School will welcome Jesse Williams to the faculty as assistant professor effective July 1, 2024, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced. 

Williams will bring his expertise in property law to the classroom in the fall. 

Before his arrival at Campbell Law, Williams worked with the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he focused on heirs’ property matters and environmental policy matters for clients who are otherwise unable to afford or access legal representation.

Earlier, Williams worked for Legal Aid of North Carolina in Durham as a Skadden Fellow, where he combated land loss in rural North Carolina by directly representing poor, rural landholders, especially those from minority communities and those affected by hurricanes, in consumer debt and property matters.

Williams also co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of the digital magazine Scalawag and he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, a global consulting firm that partners with leaders in business and society to tackle societal challenges.

A native of Forsyth County, Williams earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2020 and his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University in 2012.


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 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.