WCBA Foundation grants 2023 scholarship to Scott Daubenspeck ‘25

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RALEIGH – The Wake County Bar Association (WCBA) Foundation Scholarship has been granted to Campbell Law School’s second-year student Scott Daubenspeck ‘25  for this academic year. Daubenspeck, who lives in Raleigh, received $5,000, the WCBA’s Stephanie McGee announced.

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Daubenspeck’s studies are focused on family law and he spent this summer interning with the Fresh Start Family Law firm, where he had the opportunity to draft pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, court orders, correspondence. Conducted legal research. Produced and evaluated child support, spousal support, and property division scenarios. Assisted Parenting Coordinator with investigating issues, corresponding with witnesses and parties, and drafting directives.

Prior to law school, Daubenspeck worked as a paralegal for Dionne Loy Fortner P.A., where he did substantive legal work in the family law claims (Chapter 50 and 50B, as well as adoptions and terminations of parental rights) under the supervision of a solo practitioner attorney, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He also worked as a drafting assistant at the Law Office of Jeffrey G. Marsocci and a disability specialist for AmeriCorps’ Partnership to End Homelessness in Greensboro. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a BA in religion/religious studies and English in 2010. 

Daubenspeck currently works part-time with The Antitrust Law Journal, where he obtains the sources cited in articles from a variety of databases, law libraries and other sources and edits to ensure correct citation form, accurate quotations and clarity of presentation. 

Following law school, he plans to enter private practice in family law, appeals and forms of alternative dispute resolution for all civil claims.

The WCBA scholarships are awarded annually to law students or persons about to enter law school who have Wake County ties and are funded through donations, the annual golf tournament and late fees from district bar dues. The scholarship fund was founded in memory of Edwin S. Preston Jr., former Wake County Chief Resident Superior Court Judge.

Membership in the Wake County Bar Association is voluntary for lawyers and judges who practice and reside in Wake County and are engaged in private practice, government service, corporate employment and the judiciary. Currently, there are more than 2,300 members who have chosen to better themselves, the profession and the public by providing better access to and understanding of the legal system, according to the WCBA website.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 2023, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 14 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.