RALEIGH, N.C. – The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is pleased to announce that rising third-year student Anna K. McLeod has been selected into the highly competitive Equal Justice Works 2011 Summer Corps Program. A record 1,898 applications this year, the selection process was extremely competitive. Summer Corps members are engaged with a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights. Anna is spending her summer working at the Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office addressing indigent criminal defense issues.
This year's Summer Corps class represents 163 Equal Justice Works law schools. Summer Corp members provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities around the country. In addition, Summer Corps members gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research, and writing. Law students receive an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service at a nonprofit organization.
About Equal Justice Works: Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, they offer a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.
To help foster public interest values in students, they collaborate with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses. They also host one of the largest public interest law conference career fairs in the country, bringing students and public interest employers from across the country together in one place for job opportunities, networking and leadership training.
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. 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 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.