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Michelle Nunes
About Michelle Nunes (3 Articles)
Michelle is a second-year law student and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. A North Carolina native, she was born and raised in Raleigh. Her love for the mountains drew her to study at Appalachian State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in English. Before beginning law school, Michelle worked for a civil litigation firm, Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley, as an Administrative Assistant. She now works for Sparrow Law Firm as an Assistant Case Coordinator. She is interested in criminal law and procedure, constitutional jurisprudence, and privacy law.
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Bryant Pernell
About Bryant Pernell (4 Articles)
Bryant Pernell is a second-year law student at Campbell Law School and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Kenbridge, Virginia, Bryant attended the College of Charleston where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Before law school, he worked as a real estate agent for Southern Virginia Realty, Inc., and interned at Harris, Mathews, & Crowder, P.C. While at Campbell Law, Bryant has served as Event Coordinator for Delta Theta Phi, a service-based fraternity, and is pursuing an LL.M in Legal Practice through Nottingham Trent University. He is interested in comparative legal studies, constitutional legal issues, and estate planning.
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Caleb Wheeler
About Caleb Wheeler (2 Articles)
Caleb is a second-year law student at Campbell Law and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Being from the Western part of North Carolina, Caleb calls Lincolnton, North Carolina, home. He completed undergraduate studies at Pensacola Christian College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in English. After his first year in law school, Caleb interned at Calhoun Law where he took part in matters of civil litigation. Caleb has also served as the Vice-President of the Christian Legal Society where he leads a Bible study for men. Caleb has also interned with the Williams Law Firm in Hickory, NC, partaking in real estate transactions and other transactional work related to business law and estate planning. His interests are criminal defense, real estate transactions, nonprofits, business law, and estates.
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Elizabeth Barrett Savage
About Elizabeth Barrett Savage (2 Articles)
Elizabeth “Brooks” Barrett Savage is a third year, dual degree JD/MSPH/LLM student at Campbell Law. Hailing from Dunn, North Carolina, Elizabeth attended East Carolina University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Her continued work in student government at ECU, and dedication to representing the interests of her fellow peers, ultimately led her to choose to attend Campbell University School of Law. Immediately following her first year of the law program, Elizabeth worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Intern, and during that time assisted in advocating for victims of domestic violence. While at Campbell Law, she has continued her calling to serve her community by dedicating her time to pro bono service. Last year she served as the 2017-18 Campbell Law Domestic Violence Advocacy Project Co-coordinator, and this year she is serving as the 2018-19 Campbell Law Pro Bono Council Director, as well as participating in the Community Law Clinic. In the past, Elizabeth has externed at various organizations, including the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CommWell Health, Lieutenant Governor’s Office of North Carolina, and the Medicaid Investigations Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. Elizabeth is interested in international affairs, and is pursuing a LL.M degree through Nottingham-Trent University while at Campbell Law. However, Elizabeth also has a particular interest in health law, and plans to focus her Campbell Law Observer writing in the area of health law.
Harrison Broadbent
About Harrison Broadbent (4 Articles)
Harrison is a second-year student at Campbell Law and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, Harrison majored in political science and minored in sociology at N.C. State University. The summer after his first year in law school, Harrison interned at both the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the McDonald Firm, PLLC in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the Fall of his second year, Harrison interned at the Forrest Firm, LLC. He is currently serving as the President of Christian Legal Society and Dean of Delta Theta Phi Fraternity. He is interested in estate planning, business law, and corporate law.
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Jaquelinne Murillo Figueroa
About Jaquelinne Murillo Figueroa (2 Articles)
Jaquelinne Murillo Figueroa is a third year law student and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2014, Jaquelinne received her Bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University in International Relations with a concentration in Latin America and minors in French and Anthropology. Before law school, as a 2014 Teach for AmericaCorps member, she was a fifth grade bilingual teacher in Harlingen, Texas. While in law school Jaquelinne has worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina's Battered Immigrant Project and the Raleigh Immigration Law Firm. She also has worked with the Poor People's Campaign Legal Team this past summer. She currently serves as ex officio student member of the Community, Diversity, and Student Life Committee, the President of The Hispanic Law Student Association, Vice President of the Professional Law Student Association, Vice President of CPLSA, Vice President of International Law Club, Community Outreach Chair of Educational Law and Policy Society, and Co-coordinator for The Immigration Law Pro Bono Project. She is interested in immigration law and constitutional legal issues, as well as Death Penalty Litigation, which is why she is involved with The Center for Death Penalty Litigation’s Legal Team.
Joonu Coste
About Joonu Coste (4 Articles)
Joonu-Noel Coste is a third year student at Campbell Law and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Joonu has loved living in the Raleigh area for the last 6 years. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Crop and Soil Science with a concentration in Biochemistry. After several years as a Project Officer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency she spent several years homeschooling three children, two of whom have disabilities. Her experience as a mother to children with disabilities inspired her to become a lawyer in order to advocate for underserved children, families, and individuals with disabilities. To that end she is also pursuing an LL.M in children's rights. After her 1L year she interned at Disability Rights North Carolina. During her 2L year she externed at the Wake County Superior Court Clerk’s Office of Special Proceedings and interned with the North Carolina Community College System’s General Counsel. After her 2L year, she was a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Intern for Legal Aid of North Carolina. She currently is an intern with the Wake County Public Defender's Office working exclusively with youth and is working as a legal assistant at Lesnik Family Law. She competes for Campbell’s National Moot Court Team and serves as President of the Education Law and Policy Society. Making sure that life is not all work, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, reading, and running 5k, 10k, and half-marathon races with friends.
Kerri Nottingham
About Kerri Nottingham (2 Articles)
Kerri Nottingham, Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer, is a second-year student at Campbell Law and is dually enrolled in the Masters in Wealth and Trust Management program with Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Prior to law school, Kerri earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Campbellsville University, her doctorate from Capella University, and has been an adjunct professor of sociology and psychology for the past several years. Since completion of her first year of legal study, Kerri has worked as a research assistant for several Campbell Law faculty members and is a Student Associate and Social Media Specialist for LexisNexis. Kerri is also the current treasurer for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Kerri’s professional interests include medical malpractice, professional liability, wealth management, and estate planning.
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Kevin Latshaw
About Kevin Latshaw (3 Articles)
Kevin is a second-year law student and serves as a staff writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Kevin attended The University of North Carolina Wilmington where he obtained his degree in Communication Studies, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Before starting law school, Kevin interned for the New Hanover County Public Defender’s Office. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Lambda Law Society, and is active in the Business Law Society, as well as the Delta Theta Pi International Law fraternity. In 2018, Kevin and his co-counsel were awarded second place in the Richard T. Bowser Intramural Client Counseling Competition. Kevin’s professional interests include business, startup, and international law.
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Landis Barber
About Landis Barber (4 Articles)
Landis is a third-year student at Campbell Law and currently serves as the Managing Editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Pittsboro, North Carolina, Landis majored in History and Political Science at UNC Charlotte. The summer after his first year in law school, Landis interned at the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. This past summer, he served as an intern in the UNC Athletic Department. He is currently serving as the SBA Treasurer and Co-Director of the Peer Mentor Program. He has also been a part of the Campbell Law Trial Team. He is interested in business, corporate, and sports law.
Michael Chaney
About Michael Chaney (4 Articles)
Michael Chaney is a third year law student and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Roxboro, NC, Michael received his undergraduate degree from Campbell University, majoring in Homeland Security with concentrations in Terrorism and Intelligence, and minoring in Criminal Justice Administration. Michael currently serves as Co-Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Pro Bono Project, which enables practice-certified law students to represent victims of domestic violence as they seek domestic violence protective orders. Michael is also a dual degree student, pursuing an LL.M in Legal Practice from Nottingham Trent University. During the Summer after his 2L year, Michael interned at the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office, where he was honored to work beside passionate public servants who truly sought justice in every case. His interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, investigative methodology, policing, constitutional jurisprudence, and national security.
Miranda Tarlton
About Miranda Tarlton (6 Articles)
Miranda is a third year law student and serves as an Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Miranda attended Campbell University where she obtained a degree in history, with a minor in criminal justice. Before beginning law school, she worked for a number of years as an ESL teacher in Seoul, Korea. After her 1L year, Miranda worked in the legal department at Workplace Options. This past summer, she worked as a legal intern at the Law Offices of C. Melody Edwardo, PLLC. Miranda is currently a Co-coordinator for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, as well as the Vice President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Miranda is interested in international affairs and advocating for international human rights, and she is pursuing an LL.M degree through Campbell's partnership with Nottingham-Trent University.
Nichad Davis
About Nichad Davis (0 Articles)
Nichad Davis is a third-year law student at Campbell Law. Nichad is from Greensboro, NC, and graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 2013. Prior to attending Campbell Law, he taught 7th Grade Social Studies in Eastern North Carolina through Teach For America. It was his classroom experiences that propelled him attend Law School to help develop Education Policy, protect people’s Civil Rights and disrupt the School-To-Prison Pipeline. Nichad is the Public Service Scholar for the 2019 class and is passionate about serving people through advocacy, policy, and community engagement. Currently Nichad competes on the Campbell Law National Mock Trial Team and NFL Negotiations Team. Nichad hopes to be an impact to CLO and cover issues ranging from Constitutional Law, Education Law & Policy, Sports Law and Civil Rights.
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Rob Johnston
About Rob Johnston (3 Articles)
Rob is a second-year law student and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Rob and his family now live in South Carolina. Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Appalachian State University, a Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Before law school, Rob held leadership positions in the healthcare industry, including at a large health system, where he developed the compliance and legal services functions. He also held a regional leadership position with a national home health provider before co-founding a company that developed distribution channels for medical device start-ups. The summer after his 1L year, Rob was a Summer Associate with Nexsen Pruet’s Healthcare Practice in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also externed at the North Carolina Healthcare Association. He currently serves as Secretary for Campbell University’s Health Law Association. Rob is interested in healthcare regulatory law and healthcare transactions.
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