Articles by Wyatt Bland

Wyatt Bland
About Wyatt Bland (5 Articles)
Wyatt is a third-year student at the Campbell University School of Law and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Wyatt enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard as a Supply Specialist while in high school. He went on to graduate at the top of his class from the U.S. Army Quartermaster School. Despite being a first-generation college student, Wyatt earned not only one, but two Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and History at East Carolina University. Before starting law school, Wyatt’s passion for public service grew as he worked full-time at North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Office for the late Congressman Walter B. Jones. Wyatt is active on campus and currently serves as the Managing Partner for the Veterans Pro Bono Project, a 3rd Year Student Bar Association Representative, a North Carolina Bar Association Student Representative, Community Outreach Chair for the National Security and Military Law Student Association, and a Student Ambassador. Wyatt has previously served Campbell Law as the Vice President and 1st Year Representative of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, he is an active participant on Campbell Law’s softball team as well as in the Wake County Bar Association’s Basketball league. During the summer after his 1L year, Wyatt externed with the Office of the District Attorney for New Hanover and Pender Counties. During the Fall semester of his 2nd year, Wyatt served as a Legal Extern in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for the U.S. Air Force’s 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. This past summer Wyatt prosecuted cases under the Third Year Practice Rule with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, completing 15 trials. Wyatt currently is interning with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Wyatt's interests are in criminal law as well as national security law.

Always Ready, Always There, Yet Still Misunderstood: Debunking Myths About the National Guard

October 16, 2020

While the National Guard is at the forefront of the nation’s emergency response and the President’s twitter feed, many are unaware what the National Guard actually is and it’s dual military and domestic roles. This has lead to many myths about the National Guard, this article aims to debunk the various myths about the National Guard and to inform readers about the legal basis and distinctions along with the sacrifices and service of the National Guard. ...[Continue Reading]