Whether you are a first-year student seeking a summer internship, a recent graduate exploring career opportunities, or an employer who wants to attract the most qualified candidates for the job, the Campbell Law Career Center is here to help.
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225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Assistant Dean, Career Services & Professional Development
April Giancola joined Campbell Law School as the new Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development on Nov. 1, 2021.
Giancola brings 21 years of legal and program management experience to her new role, including most recently serving as the Director of Public Interest Advising for the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Career Development Office. Prior to joining UNC Law, she was the Chief Legal Program Officer for Disability Rights N.C. and a civil attorney and post-conviction managing attorney for N.C. Prisoner Legal Services Inc.
Giancola earned a B.S. in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to obtaining a paralegal certificate from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the New England School of Law.
Following law school she served as a trial attorney in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Public Defender’s Office and as director of legal services for Our Place D.C. and volunteer and training coordinator for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia and North Carolina State bars and is bar certified in the Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Giancola is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Membership Committee and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and Public Sector Council, serves as president of Oak City Voices, volunteers for Legal Aid of N.C.’s Lawyer on the Line program and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Director, Career Services & Professional Development
Mallory Underwood joined Campbell Law School as the Director of Career Services and Professional Development in January 2022. In her role she helps match law students and recent graduates with employers for internships and jobs.
Prior to joining Campbell Law, Underwood was a partner at Teague Campbell, where she practiced for more than a decade. There her practice included workers compensation, insurance coverage, automobile negligence, premise liability and employment law. While at Teague Campbell, she served on the firm’s hiring committee and was active in the firm’s student summer internship program.
Following her time in private practice, Underwood spent approximately five years mediating a variety of civil and worker’s compensation cases as a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission certified mediator. Most recently, she has specialized in strategic communications for Metro Productions.
She graduated cum laude from University of South Carolina in 1992 and earned her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1995. While in law school, she served on the Moot Court Board, earned a spot as a finalist on the Tulane Sports Law Moot Court Team and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.
Active in the community, Underwood’s volunteer experience includes serving as the chair of the board of directors for Magellan Charter School, past vice president of fundraising for Magellan Partners in Education and past chair of the board of trustees for the First Baptist Church of Raleigh.
Director of Externships
Niya Fonville was promoted to Director of Externships effective July 1, 2020. Fonville, who joined Campbell Law School in 2018 as associate director of the Career and Professional Development Center, also serves as an adjunct faculty member. As Director of Externships, she is charged with overseeing the teaching and administration of the law school’s robust externship program throughout the year — fall, spring and summer terms.
Fonville brings more than a decade of legal practice experience as an attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina to this position. In her role as supervising and staff attorney, she helped some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens at times of greatest need.
In addition to her professional duties at Legal Aid, Fonville has volunteered as a mentor with numerous law schools for the past five years in helping to prepare students for their careers and serving their community.
Fonville, a native of New Bern, graduated summa cum laude from Salem College and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. An avid reader, she has committed much of her time to ensure all children within our community have the opportunity to read and foster a love of books. She volunteers weekly with Read and Feed and hopes to one day operate her own Book Mobile.
Fonville is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service and Bar Awards Silent Auction Committees, the Capital City Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession (Co-Chair) and Pro Bono committees.
Recruitment Coordinator and Office Manager
Melissa Peacock joined Campbell Law School’s Career Center in May 2023. Prior to joining the Career Center, she was a Faculty Administrative Assistant with Campbell Law School.
In the Career Center, Peacock serves both employers and students with recruiting efforts, including on-campus interviews, resume collects and job fairs. She maintains job postings for current law students and alumni through the job posting board, Symplicity. Her work also includes coordinating fall, spring and summer externship postings for students and maintaining relationships with externship host sites. In addition to her role as Recruiting Coordinator, Peacock is the office manager for Suite 101, which includes the Career Center, Director of Development and Director of Communications and Marketing.
Peacock graduated from Campbell University in 2020 with a bachelor’s in social work and a minor in psychology and she graduated from Liberty University in 2022 with a Master’s in Higher Education: Student Affairs. Her husband, Taylor, also graduated from Campbell University in 2020 and subsequently graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 2023.
The Peacocks have a wonderful son named George. When not at Campbell Law, Peacock enjoys spending her free time sitting outside with her family or playing a game from their own personal library of card/board games.