RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Megan West has been elevated to assistant dean of external relations effective Jan. 1, 2014. West joined the law school administration as the director of alumni relations & annual giving in Sept. 2012. A 2010 Campbell Law graduate, West served as an associate attorney at Martin & Jones, PLLC in Raleigh prior to returning to her alma mater.
“I am excited to serve my alma mater in this new capacity,” said West. “Campbell Law holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to working alongside our talented faculty and staff as we continue to find ways to improve our student experience, engagement with alumni, and relationships with our neighbors in the community.”
“Megan has been an outstanding resource for the law school since returning home,” said Leonard. “With her academic and professional pedigree, she is the perfect person to serve as our external liaison to the local community and beyond.”
As assistant dean of external relations, West oversees the alumni relations, career services, communications, and development departments. She will also manage the Campbell Law Connections mentorship program beginning with the fall 2014 semester.
West previously served the law school as director of alumni relations & annual giving, developing and strengthening relationships with alumni and the community while acting as a liaison for alumni inquiries.
A native of Murphy, N.C., West graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007 with a B.S. in business. She then attended Campbell Law, spending time as a student at both the Buies Creek and Raleigh campuses prior to graduating in 2010. As a student she served as a consulting editor for the Campbell Law Review, president of the Christian Legal Society, competed in moot court competitions, and was a research assistant for Professor Jean Cary and Professor Greg Wallace. She was also a legal research and writing scholar.
West served as an associate attorney at Martin & Jones in Raleigh from 2010-12, representing clients in personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice cases. Prior to Martin & Jones, West interned with the Solicitor General at the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Justice Edward Brady at the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Judge Barbara Jackson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
West was appointed to the Capital City Clauses Board of Directors in March 2013 and elected Wake Women Attorneys Vice President in December 2013. She has also served as a peer mentor for the Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Young Women in Transition program.
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