Campbell Law School

Julie Yates, Class of 2012

Winning the 2006 NCAA women’s soccer national championship was not enough for 2012 Campbell Law graduate Julie Yates. She knew from a young age that it was her ultimate goal to become a lawyer. 

It was that dream, alongside her competitive nature, that led her to Campbell Law. 

A four-year letter winner on the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team, Yates was a member of the Tar Heels 2006 NCAA national championship squad. As a student-athlete she had to manage her time efficiently, allowing her to succeed in the classroom and on the field. 

According to Yates, the time management and life balancing skills that she learned as a student-athlete helped her to succeed from day one as a law student. Although she didn’t have to juggle her time between studying and athletics, her engagement in numerous student organizations presented her with familiar challenges. Yates also served as an extern with Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway, as well as summer clerkships with Millberg, Gordon, Stewart, PLLC and Lewis & Roberts, PLLC. 

Prior to Campbell Law, Yates had a clear goal in mind. She knew it would take serious commitment, and she knew of the law school’s reputation of producing practice-ready graduates.  It was the familial atmosphere at an information session for admitted students however, that sealed the deal for Yates. 

“I would recommend Campbell Law to anyone thinking about attending law school because here you are more than just a student,” said Yates. “You are part of a family.  

“The administration and faculty makes sure each student has the tools to succeed.” 


Julie Yates, Class of 2012

BA, Political science, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C.