About Carly Amendola (2 Articles)
Carly Amendola is a second-year law student at Campbell University and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Carly grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science. At Campbell, Carly is involved with the Moot Court team and the Death Row Visitation Project. Carly also spent the Fall 2020 semester working for Judge Allegra Collins at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Carly has a strong passion for social justice and interested in pursuing a career in criminal law after graduation. Carly is a huge fan of Diet Coke, Criminal Minds, and dogs.
About Collin Hardee (4 Articles)
Collin Hardee is a third-year law student at Campbell University School of Law and is a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer and serves as Campbell’s Deputy Attorney General. Collin grew up in Apex, NC and received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University, majoring in Political Science, and minoring in Business. In the semester between graduating from ECU and attending Campbell Law School, Collin worked at a personal injury firm in Greenville, NC, as well as working at Sup Dogs where he worked throughout college. Collin’s areas of interest include property law, wills and estates, criminal defense, and personal injury. When he’s not studying for law school, you can find Collin watching films, reading, tinkering with his Jeep or motorcycle, attempting to golf or fish, or spending time with his pup and family.
About Deb Shartle (3 Articles)
Deborah is a third-year law student at Campbell Law and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Prior to law school, Deborah earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston. She served in the United States Air Force before obtaining a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics as well as her master’s degree in secondary education from Cedar Crest College. Last spring, she participated in the Campbell Law Innocence Project. Last summer, she served as a legal intern at Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Central Intake Unit in Raleigh where she worked primarily on eviction, custody, and benefit cases. This year, she hopes to work with Score Academy to help develop a plan for reintegrating students back to their home school after long-term suspension. After law school, she is interested in working within the public sector in the fields of education or disability law.
About Kaitlin Autrey (3 Articles)
Kaitlin is a third-year student at Campbell Law and is a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Kaitlin is from western North Carolina and calls the mountains home. Prior to law school, Kaitlin received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she majored in English Literature and Political Science. During college, Kaitlin worked for Guardian Ad Litem and developed a passion for working with children. Kaitlin has served as the president of Students Protecting Minors and volunteers with Capital Area Teen Court. This past summer she interned with Legal Aid of North Carolina as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow and will resume her internship with a local family law office this fall. Her interests include child advocacy, family law, and education law.
About Kayla McDaniel (3 Articles)
Kayla McDaniel is a third-year law student at Campbell and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and received her undergraduate degree in Professional Writing and Spanish at Western Carolina University. She is interested in pursuing a career in civil litigation. Her interests outside of law school include yoga, hiking, and traveling.
About Kevin Cline (3 Articles)
Kevin is a third-year student at Campbell School of Law and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Campbell Law Observer. Hailing from the foothills of the Tar Heel State, he is from Conover, North Carolina. Prior to law school, Kevin majored in Political Science and History at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Beginning the summer after his first year in law school and continuing through his second year, he interns at Tarlton|Polk PLLC where he takes part in criminal defense matters at both the State and Federal level. While at Campbell Law, he is a member of The Campbell Law Softball team and is pursuing an LL.M in Legal Practice through Nottingham Trent University. He is interested in criminal law and procedure, real estate transactions, and construction law.
About Laura Della Badia (4 Articles)
Laura Ashleigh Della Badia is a third-year student at Campbell University School of Law and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. At Campbell Law, she also hosts the Campbell Law Reporter and she is President of the Intellectual Property Law Society. She is also the recipient of the Book Award for receiving the highest grade in Copyright Law. Della Badia graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communication Studies, a B.F.A. in Creative Writing, and the Certificate in Publishing. At UNCW, she was the news producer and anchor for Seahawk Central News, TealTV, director for the political talk show WingSpan, and secretary/treasurer for the Communication Studies Society, and she was actively involved in Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society for Communication Studies and the Association for Campus Entertainment. While she loves Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, she is currently enjoying her hometown of Raleigh. She is passionate about the publishing industry and loves participating in the different aspects of it. She was the managing editor for the book In Our Nature: an Anthology and was on the editorial team for the Chautauqua Literary Journal. Her short story "Checkmate" and her award-winning short stories "Healing Feathers," "Escapism," and "If I Could" have appeared in various issues of the Adelaide Literary Magazine. Her short story “Scacco Matto” appeared in the In Our Nature: an Anthology book. She was also a staff writer for her high school newspaper, The Mycenaean, and recipient of the TJ Collins Creative Writing Award.
About Mary Harris (2 Articles)
Mary is a second-year law student at Campbell Law and is a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Fuquay Varina, NC, Mary is no stranger to Raleigh. In 2019, Mary graduated from North Carolina State University with degrees in History and Political Science. At Campbell, Mary serves as one of Campbell’s student ambassadors and is involved with the Sports and Entertainment Law Group, Expunction Pro Bono Project, and the Old Kivett Trial Advocacy Council. She has an interest in contract law and negotiations, and especially enjoys topics that deal with the intersection between law and sports.
About Olivia Smith (4 Articles)
Olivia Smith is a third-year law student at Campbell University School of Law and serves as an Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Originally from Salisbury, NC, Olivia received her undergraduate degree from Furman University, majoring in Accounting, and minoring in Spanish. Prior to law school, Olivia worked for a tax accounting firm in Greenville, South Carolina. Her passion for healthcare law emerged from her experience working in Compliance at a large health system in South Carolina. Olivia currently serves as the Secretary for the Campbell Law Federal Bar Association and is a member of the Campbell Health Law Association. This summer, she will intern at Anders Newton, LLC. in Raleigh, North Carolina. Olivia’s professional interests include healthcare policy, healthcare regulatory law, tax law, and ERISA.
About Rachel Pilkington (1 Articles)
Rachel Pilkington is a second-year law student at Campbell University School of Law and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Rachel is a North Carolina native, being born and raised in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice, with a minor in History. During her first two years of college, Rachel worked as an intern and later as a Police Cadet at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. It was during her time with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police that Rachel realized her passion for helping people understand and navigate the legal system. After serving as a Police Cadet, Rachel joined Pilkington Law, PLLC in 2014, as a legal assistant. During her time as a legal assistant, she gained the knowledge and experience that would propel her to apply to law school. In May 2019, Rachel was offered a spot in the Campbell Law entering class of 2019. During the summer before law school, Rachel worked as an intern at Landon A. Dunn, P.A. from May until she started law school in August. During her first year of law school, Rachel participated in Campbell Law’s Christian Legal Society as her Christian faith is very important to her. During the summer after her first year of law school, Rachel worked at Pilkington Law, PLLC as a summer intern. When she started her second year of law school, Rachel participated in Campbell Law’s Externship Program by receiving academic credit for her work on Pilkington Law, PLLC’s pro bono projects. Rachel has enjoyed the opportunities for education and legal experience that she has been blessed to receive while in law school at Campbell Law. Rachel’s practice areas of interest include family law, criminal law, business law, and real estate.
About Reid Peterson (2 Articles)
Reid Peterson is a second-year law student at the Campbell University School of Law and serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Reid is from Greenville, North Carolina, and graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in History. During his time at East Carolina, he worked as an intern with the constituent services office of Congressman Walter B. Jones and the law office of Irons & Irons, P.A. Following his first year of law school, Reid worked as a summer associate at Colombo, Kitchin, Dunn, Ball & Porter, LLP, in Greenville, North Carolina. He also serves as a member of the Campbell Law Innocence Project. Reid’s professional interests include appellate, corporate, and real estate litigation. He enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.
About Robyn Sanders (1 Articles)
Robyn Sanders is a third-year law student at Campbell Law and currently serves as a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Public Administration with a focus in public policy, graduating with High Honors, from North Carolina State University. She has policy analysis experience in both the public and private sectors and has completed externships with multiple judges and justices in the state and federal judiciary. During her second year of law school, Robyn was a member of the nationally-ranked Campbell Law School Mock Trial Team, where she and four other second-year students won second place out of twenty-four nationally-ranked teams at the Lone Star Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Robyn also served on the Executive Board of the Campbell Black Law Student Association and received a “Book Award” for receiving the highest grade in her Constitutional Law II and Advanced Legal Writing classes. After her second year of law school, she was a summer associate at Ellis and Winters, LLP in Raleigh, NC, where she worked in their civil and appellate litigation sections. Following graduation, Robyn will serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Justice Anita Earls at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Her interests include civil rights, constitutional, and appellate litigation.
About Samuel Nesbit (3 Articles)
Sam is a third-year student at Campbell Law and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Sam hails from the foothills of western North Carolina and calls Davie County home. Sam came to the City of Oaks in 2014 after enrolling in NC State where graduated from in 2018 with a B.S. in Environmental Tech. and a minor in Toxicology; immediately following graduation, Sam began his studies at Campbell Law. The summer after his first year of law school, Sam interned for the Key Law Office in Harnett County where he assisted with both civil and criminal matters, but mostly in criminal defense cases helping with trial litigation and motions practice. Sam currently works as an extern in the chambers of the Honorable Lucy Inman at the NC Court of Appeals and will soon be interning in the chambers of the Honorable John M. Tyson, also at the Court of Appeals. This coming summer, he will be interning in the office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of NC where he will be defending clients at trial in federal district court under the 3L practice rule. Sam is passionate about criminal defense, trial and appellate litigation, First Amendment rights, and legal issues in emerging landscapes, such as, the student loan crisis, cryptocurrencies, and the intersection of social media and freedom of speech. Sam believes strongly in the notion that the superior lawyer is constantly developing his legal writing and speaking expertise so to best represent his clients; accordingly, he seeks to continually cultivate and refine his skills in these areas through constant practice and devouring all the available literature on said topics. Sam is also member of the Christian Legal Society, Federalist Society, and an ardent NC State Wolfpack sports and Carolina Panthers Football fan.
About Wyatt Bland (10 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.