Niya Fonville has joined the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University as associate director of the Career Center effective Nov. 1.
Fonville brings more than a decade of legal practice experience as an attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina to this position. In her role as Supervising and Staff attorney, she helped some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens at times of greatest need.
In addition to her professional duties at Legal Aid, Fonville has volunteered as a mentor with numerous law schools for the past five years in helping to prepare students for their careers and serving their community.
“Niya is the type of person and a professional candidate that instantly becomes a top asset for any team,” says Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “As a member of several committees of our state and local bar associations, she brings so many connections within the legal community and a wealth of experience that will contribute greatly to our center and our students.”
Campbell Law’s Career Center supports students and recent graduates as they land internships and find jobs. It also helps employers find and recruit qualified talent.
Fonville, a native of New Bern, graduated summa cum laude from Salem College and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. An avid reader, she has committed much of her time to ensure all children within our community have the opportunity to read and foster a love of books. She volunteers weekly with Read and Feed and hopes to one day operate her own Book Mobile.
Fonville is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service and Bar Awards Silent Auction Committees, the Capital City Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession (Co-Chair) and Pro Bono committees.