Visiting Professors Bruce Frohnen, Kaelyn J. Romey, Erin Kenny and Nicole Ligon to join Campbell Law School

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RALEIGH — Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced Campbell Law School will welcome visiting professors — Bruce Frohnen, Erin Kenny, Nicole Ligon and Kaelyn J. Romey — to teach during the 2022-23 academic year.

Professor Bruce Frohnen

Frohnen is visiting from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law where he began teaching in 2008. Previously, he served as legislative aide to a United States senator, visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and secretary and director of a program at the Earhart Foundation. He publishes extensively in the areas of public law and constitutionalism. His co-edited volume, “American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia,” was the subject of a front-page article in The New York Times. He has published more than 100 articles, essays, chapters and reviews in journals including the George Washington Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. 

He teaches Commercial Law — Sales, Secured Transactions, Payment Systems, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Origins, Jurisprudence, Law and Economics, Law and Religion, Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, Law, Lawyers, and Citizenship Seminar, Products Liability, Professional Responsibility, Property Law, Public Law and the Legal Process (Statutory Construction and Administrative Law) and a Rule of Law Seminar.

Frohnen earned his law degree from Emory University and a B.A. from California State University Sacramento. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D.from Cornell University and an M.A.. from the University of California Davis.

Professor Kaelyn J. Romey 

Romey comes to Campbell Law from the University of San Francisco, where she has been a visiting professor.

Romey is the former Senior Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel (Small Business/ Self-Employed Division). She’s an experienced litigator skilled in tax controversy. She developed and drove litigation strategy advising and representing the IRS in complex tax litigation matters before the U.S. Tax Court. She executed case strategies and insightful case development during tax audits for special agents and worked on cases involving international collection efforts, fraud, evidentiary disputes, summons enforcement, structured transactions and civil and international penalties.

Currently, Romey is also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), providing nationwide training in tax litigation, conducting online proceedings, deposition skills and trial advocacy.

She has served on the faculty and as the Director of the Litigation Center at Golden Gate University School of Law and taught as an adjunct professor at Hastings College of Law and the University of Santa Clara College of Law. Her most recent publication is “No More Document Dumps or Secret Subpoenas: Amending the U.S. Tax Court Rules to Conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Streamlining Pretrial Discovery, 4 BUS. ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TAX LAW REVIEW 107 (2020).

She earned her B.A. in Law & Society from the University of California Santa Barbara and her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she also earned an LL.M.

Professor Erin A. Kenny 

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Kenny comes to Campbell Law from practicing Military Justice/Criminal Law Administration for the Air Force Sustainment Center.  She has served as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in 

Kenny has more than a decade of experience explaining legal concepts to clients, military leaders, service members and foreign partners in varied legal practice, that includes criminal law, litigation, international law, cyber law, family law, government ethics and national security law.  

Kenny earned her B.A. in psychology and Spanish from Ohio Northern University, her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law, and her LL.M in Military Law/National Security Law from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School. 

Professor Nicole Ligon

Ligon is visiting from Duke Law School, where she is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Supervising Attorney of the First Amendment Clinic. In addition to teaching and supervising students in the First Amendment Clinic, she teaches Media Law and Entertainment Law.

Ligon’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in print and online law reviews including New York University Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review and the Northwestern Law Review. Her research and writing focus on cutting edge issues in the media law and policy space, including social media regulation and defamation law. Ligon has also guest lectured on First Amendment law in the Summer Institute for Law, Language & Culture (SILLC) and undergraduate workshops.

Ligon is a member of the Legal Network for Gender Equity, where she assists individuals seeking guidance on speaking openly and publicly about their experiences with sexual harassment while shielding against defamation concerns. Before joining Duke Law, Ligon was an attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York City. Ligon earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where she served as a Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal, and her B.A. from Emory University. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


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 4,600 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law celebrated 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.