Articles by Rebecca Lopes, Senior Staff Writer

Rebecca Lopes, Senior Staff Writer
About Rebecca Lopes, Senior Staff Writer (14 Articles)
Rebecca Lopes served as a Senior Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University where she earned a degree in Communication with a focus in Media and a minor in Journalism. During law school, Rebecca interned at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, Tally and Tally Law Firm and at The Richardson Firm, all in Fayetteville. She was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta and a case manager for the Campbell Law Innocence Project. Rebecca graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
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Fifth-Graders Have Free Speech Rights, Too!

March 21, 2013

 Until recently, most free speech cases concerning students have been at the middle school level and above.  While courts have made it clear that students do not shed their rights at the schoolhouse gate, courts have also made it clear that an elementary school student does not necessarily share ...[Continue Reading]

“Lawyering” Skills Are Not Enough

November 21, 2012

When law school graduates receive news that they successfully passed the Bar Exam, the next big step to becoming a practicing attorney is to be sworn in.  Here in North Carolina, hundreds of soon-to-be lawyers walk into their local courthouse and swear before a judge, other attorneys, and friends ...[Continue Reading]