Law School Student Resources


The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers that protects people, prevents injustice and promotes fairness.
NCAJ believes that

NCAJ offers law student member benefits that are designed to connect you to the North Carolina trial lawyer community and set you on a career-long path of professional development.
These include –

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Are you a leader of a student organization on a North Carolina law school campus?

NCAJ can help connect you with potential presenters and speakers on several fascinating topics. NCAJ members include attorneys and paralegals all over the state practicing in areas such as:

Reach out to NCAJ today and let us help connect you with a NCAJ member speaker event for your law school student organization.  

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Recognition of North Carolina Law Students

Campbell University School of Law

2023 | Calhoun Advocacy Award
Jacob Nathaniel Byrd
2023 | North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards
Sofia Peri Baneth
Kyle Anthony Conway
Christian Smith-Bishop

2022 | Calhoun Advocacy Award
Justin B. Lockett
2022 | North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards
Hunter Grey Pethel
Ryan Marie Cooke
Claudia Barcelo

2021 | Calhoun Advocacy Award
Jordan Ariana Arroyo
2021 | North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards
Lauren Ashley Wilson
Alayna Marie-Poole Elmore
Carter Benjamin Cole

2020 | Calhoun Advocacy Award
Madeline Clark Lipe
2020 | North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards
Regina Lashaun Chavis
Merideth Alexis Harrison
Mary Celeste Skinner

2018 | Calhoun Advocacy Award
Meredith Jo Kittrell
2018 | North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards
Derrick Colby Foard
Larry Michael Koonce, Jr.
Cydney Paige Joyner
Savannah Brooke Perry
Taylor Mizelle Scruggs-Smith
Madison Crae Skeens

Elon University School of Law | NCAJ Appellate and Trial Achievement Award

Morgan Marie Tompkins

Goodrich August Thiel III

Melenni Ballach

Ahmed Mohamed

Jeffrey Lynn Porter Jr.

Jackson Allan Barnes
Melissa Lee Watkins 

Wake Forest University School of Law | Most Outstanding Advocate Awards
The program began in 1980 and was awarded to a student in each section of trial practice who achieves the highest grade. Today, students are nominated by the instructor of each trial practice section whom they consider to be the “most outstanding advocate” in their section. 

Michael Jacob Stephens
Ashley V. DiMuzio
Paige N. Tucker
Briana Antoinette O’Neil
Sophia Blair
Mary Grace Carey
David Michael Layman
Evan William Weltge
Matthew Brian Hoyt
Kyle Francis Heuser
Raven Ash