Nominator: Nichad Davis, Class of 2019
Nichad Davis is a 2019 graduate from Campbell Law School. He is an attorney at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, practicing in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation.
Nominee: Maurizo Lewis-Streit, Class of 2019
Maurizo Lewis-Streit is a 2019 graduate of Campbell University School of Law. During his time at Campbell, he was the secretary of the International Law Society, president of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and a member of the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. Following graduation, he served as the Wallace Advocacy Fellow, assisting the Director of Advocacy in the required trial practice curriculum, trial competitions and advocacy activities.
Lewis-Streit now serves as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army JAG Corps.
Q: What inspired you to join the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) Corps? Did you know you wanted to be a Judge Advocate when you started law school?
A: I always wanted to serve my country at the highest level. Being a Judge Advocate gives me the opportunity to not only be a public servant (as an attorney) but also be a Soldier and use my professional skills to contribute to my country. I entertained the idea of becoming a Judge Advocate during the second semester of my first year in law school. However, I wanted to learn as much as I could about the role before I pursued it further. In order to learn more, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Army Judge Advocate internship program during my second summer in law school. It was through this experience that I came to the decision of pursuing a career as a Judge Advocate.
Q: What advice do you have for current law students that are interested in becoming Judge Advocates?
A: I would recommend that students research the position and understand the role before pursuing it. Then, I would suggest that they look into internship opportunities with various military branches and take the opportunity to participate in one of those programs. On campus interviews (OCIs) through the career service office at Campbell Law introduced me to the various internship programs available with the military branches.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?
A: Being a Soldier is one of the greatest honors of my life. I love putting on the uniform and working with the people I get to work with on a daily basis. The sense of teamwork and being a part of something greater than myself motivates me everyday to be the best person, lawyer and Soldier I can be.
Q: How did Campbell Law and your extensive mock trial and moot court team experience prepare you for your career?
A: Campbell Law gave me a firm foundation in all areas of the law. That foundation, along with my advocacy background, allows me to feel confident and competent when I tackle any issue I may face. Campbell also taught me to have grit and Campbell also taught me how to work at a high pace and in a rigorous environment. These traits are essential for me to execute my job at the highest level.
Q: What does Campbell University’s motto “leading with purpose” mean to you?
A: Finding your “why” for what you do is something I view as essential in the practice of law. Being an attorney is another one of the greatest honors of my life. However, it can be tough and very demanding at times. Having a purpose that drives you, invigorates you, motivates you and ignites your passion is of the utmost importance when you are having those tough days, or weeks or months. Leading with purpose means leading not to lead but leading because there is something greater than the need of recognition or acknowledgement that drives you.
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