Campbell Law offers a variety of opportunities for pro bono service. Click the sections below to explore different options.

Current Projects

For more information or to get involved, please contact the Student Coordinator listed or the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities.

Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP)

The Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP) partners law students with personnel at the NC Center on Actual Innocence to review, investigate, and make recommendations on criminal cases.
Project Coordinator: Sarah Dillard at sbdillard0119@email.campbell.edu

Capital Area Teen Court Project (CATCP)

Teen Court gives first-time youthful offenders a second chance, while also holding them accountable. Students volunteer to play the various roles in the court system.Project Coordinator: Holly Stephens at hrstephens0320@email.campbell.edu

The Child’s Advocate Project

Law students assist pro bono attorneys in representing children in high conflict custody cases referred to The Child’s Advocate/Legal Aid of NC by the Wake County Family Court.
Project Coordinator: Ryan Bennett at rfbennett0528@email.campbell.edu

Child Permanency Appeals Project (CPAP)

In collaboration with the Wake County Attorney’s Office, students have the opportunity to write appellate briefs that respond to child placement appeals from the Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Court.
Project Coordinator: Emily Anne Smith Peacock at easmith0430@email.campbell.edu

Death Row Visitation Project

In collaboration with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, students are paired with death row inmates housed at Raleigh’s Central Prison. Students become temporary members of the inmate’s legal team and meet with the inmate regularly.
Project Coordinator: Sarah Sherrington at snsherringto0628@email.campbell.edu

Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP)

Students are certified by the State Bar under the 3 semester practice rule to represent victims of domestic violence in domestic violence protective order hearings in Wake County. This project is in collaboration with Legal Aid of NC (Raleigh office) and the private bar who serve as supervising attorneys.
Project Coordinator: Meredith Parker at mjparker0615@email.campbell.edu

Education Law Project

In collaboration with Legal Aid of NC’s Lawyer on the Line Program, the Education Law Project will allow students to assist clients and gain valuable experience in the field of education law.
Project Coordinator: Keir Morton-Manley at kdmortonmanl0910@email.campbell.edu

Election Protection Project

Students have the opportunity to staff voter protection hotlines during early voting, serve as poll monitors on Election Day, and attend a county canvass meeting after the election to observe how votes are counted. This project is in collaboration with Democracy NC, a nonpartisan organization that works to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.
Project Coordinator: Terrie Nelson at tlnelson0215@email.campbell.edu

Naturalization Workshop Project

In collaboration with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, students help clients complete a naturalization application.
Project Coordinator: Emily Anne Smith Peacock at easmith0430@email.campbell.edu

Reentry Project

The Reentry Project is a mobile initiative that interviews North Carolina citizens who may qualify for relief from the collateral consequences of having a criminal record. This project is in collaboration with Legal Aid of NC and the NC Justice Center.
Project Coordinator: Deirdre Stephenson at dmstephenson0722@email.campbell.edu

Service Animal Workshop Project

The Service Animal Workshop Project, in partnership with Disability Rights NC, provides law students an opportunity to learn about disability laws surrounding service animals and to provide workshops to local organizations and government entities on how best to accommodate service animal users, while also minimizing their own risks arising out of the presence of a service animal.
Project Coordinator: Cody Davis at cjdavis0215@email.campbell.edu

Veterans Project

In collaboration with Legal Aid of NC, students work with volunteer attorneys to provide legal information and assistance at local Stand Down Events to assist veterans with various legal issues.
Project Coordinator: Cecilia Reyna at careyna1214@email.campbell.edu

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Project partners with the IRS to assist individuals who meet certain income qualifications to prepare and file tax returns. The program certifies Campbell Law students through an online certification course and exam.
Project Coordinator: Zachary Infinger at zrinfinger0321@email.campbell.edu

Wills/Advance Directives Project

The Wills/Advance Directives Project pairs law students with private attorneys volunteering with Legal Aid of North Carolina (Pittsboro Office) to interview clients and assist with drafting appropriate documents including Wills, Power of Attorneys, Health Care POAs and Living Wills.
Project Coordinator: Cecilia Reyna at careyna1214@email.campbell.edu

Community Service

Campbell Law students become effective advocates for legal and social justice in their local communities and throughout the world by understanding that reconciling differences is just as important as winning cases. Students participate in community service projects and fundraisers to support local charities that are organized by student groups and the SBA Community Cares Committee. In addition, incoming first year students participate in a “1L Day of Service” to benefit the local community during orientation.

Recent examples of community service at Campbell Law include:

  • Women in Law cookbook fundraiser to benefit Dress for Success
  • Men’s Legal Caucus annual golf tournament fundraiser to support the First Tee of the Triangle
  • Delta Theta Phi’s “Canned Immunity” canned food drive to benefit the local food bank
  • Hispanic Law Student Association’s annual “Salsa Night” fundraiser to benefit students engaged in public interest work within the local Hispanic/Latino community in collaboration with Legal Aid of NC
  • Delta Theta Phi and the Military Law Student Association’s annual “Casino Night” to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
  • Black Law Student Association’s skate night fundraiser to benefit My Goal, Our Mission, Inc.
  • Volunteering at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen in Raleigh
  • Participation in the annual North Carolina Bar Association’s Feeding Frenzy to fundraise and collect food to benefit the local food bank; Campbell Law came in first place in the law school competition in 2013 and second place in 2014
  • Military Law Student Association’s writing 600 holiday cards to send to our soldiers abroad
  • Women in Law participation in the Color Me Rad 5k to raise money for the Special Olympics

Submit a Project

Do you have an idea for a pro bono service project? Please complete and submit the Pro Bono Project Proposal Form. Proposals will be reviewed by the Pro Bono Council and the faculty Pro Bono Publico Committee. All pro bono projects must be approved by the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities.

If you are an attorney and need a student volunteer to assist you with a pro bono project, please contact the Director of Student Life and Pro Bono Opportunities.

Report Hours

It is important that pro bono hours are reported so that students receive credit towards recognition criteria established by Campbell Law and the NC Bar Association. Training hours may be included as long as the training is followed by the minimum number of service hours required by the specific project.

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