Campbell Law School

Melanie Turnbull, Class of 2013

Second-year student Melanie Turnbull hails from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before attending Campbell Law, she studied molecular biology at Hampton University. Turnbull chose to attend law school because of the extreme versatility that a law degree offers. She believes that a law degree is the only graduate degree that allows someone to work in virtually any industry imaginable.  

Our strong alumni network is one of the main reasons that Turnbull chose to attend Campbell Law. Padowithz Alce, a 2010 graduate, introduced her to the school during her law school application process. From there, she fell in love with the familial atmosphere that Campbell Law offers. She also liked the fact that the law school encourages students to explore the interconnections of Christianity and the law.  

Turnbull is extremely involved as a student at Campbell Law. She is an officer in various student groups, and a staff writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She also clerked for Justice Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court.  

Turnbull loves the close-knit relationships that she has developed as a student here. The close-knit community is one of the many aspects of Campbell Law that she believes sets us apart from peer institutions. She believes that Campbell Law has the most supportive faculty and staff that one could find anywhere. She also urges her fellow students to maintain perspective and to remember, “this too, shall pass.”