RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Monica Webb will join the law school as director of student life & pro bono opportunities effective May 1. Webb has served as counsel at McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh since September 2008, and currently stands as president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA).
“Monica rose to the top of an incredibly deep applicant pool,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “I have no doubt that her experience and passion for pro bono causes, as well as her connections in the legal community and commitment to justice, will faithfully and successfully benefit our students.”
As director of student life & pro bono opportunities Webb will administratively oversee more than 20 institutional student groups, as well as Campbell Law’s robust and ever growing pro bono portfolio.
“I look forward to joining Campbell Law, working with the robust student organizations there, and developing and managing pro bono opportunities that allow students to give back to the community by serving those in need of critical legal services,” said Webb.
At McGuireWoods Webb has represented commercial entities in a variety of business litigation, labor and employment and appellate matters. She also represented healthcare organizations in litigation and regulatory matters. A member of the firm’s appeals & issues group, Webb has represented clients in numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts.
In November 2014 Webb received a Women of Justice award from North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly. She was also named a super lawyer by North Carolina Super Lawyers in 2016 and a rising star by the same publication in 2014-15.
Webb’s roots in the community run deep. In addition to her role with the NCAWA she is a member of Legal Aid of North Carolina’s statewide board of directors and serves as treasurer for the North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society. She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid’s The Child’s Advocate program.
Webb holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Upon earning her master’s she was the associate director for program services with the March of Dimes Foundation. She later earned her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then served as a law clerk for former Supreme Court of North Carolina Chief Justice Sarah Parker for two years.
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