Campbell Law Spotlight: Cassidy Williard ’24

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Cassidy Williard ’24 is a rising third-year student at Campbell Law School. The summer between her first and second years of law school, Williard  interned for Justice Tamara Barringer of the North Carolina Supreme Court and she is currently interning at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC. Williard has also interned with Hardison and Cochran. Williard serves as a teaching assistant for the law school’s Advanced Legal Research and Writing program and is a member of Willem C. Vis Moot Court team.

Q: What work experience has been particularly meaningful for you so far and why?

A: All of my work experience has been meaningful to me but for different reasons. My experience at the North Carolina Supreme Court allowed me to be part of cases that will have an impact for generations while working for a Justice that inspired me daily. Working at Hardison & Cochran provided real-life experience working with clients and drafting legal documents in an environment that encouraged me to grow as a future attorney. Additionally, although I have only worked at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey for a short time, I have had the privilege of working on novel issues and complex cases under the guidance of attorneys that are at the top of their field.

Q: What did your role as an intern for Justice Barringer entail?

A: I worked as an intern for Justice Barringer during the Summer of 2022. A typical day at the court involved researching legal issues and drafting bench memorandums for cases that would be heard the following month, editing majority and dissenting opinions (yes, the Bluebook matters!) and working on special research projects.

Q: What are you most proud of accomplishing during your time working at the N.C. Supreme Court?

A: Justice Barringer and I are both women of faith, who have a heart for children in foster care. As a result of this shared passion, I was able to help research and prepare a presentation that Justice Barringer presented to district court judges on the most effective way to handle child abuse and neglect cases. I am hopeful that the presentation will have a lasting impact on the way child abuse and neglect cases are handled in North Carolina. I also got to write a majority opinion which was super cool!

Q: How will your experience at the North Carolina Supreme Court inform your perspective as a lawyer?

A: My experience at the North Carolina Supreme Court illuminated the importance of proper procedure and the rule of law while increasing my reverence for the sitting justices. As a lawyer, I will have more admiration and respect for the judicial system because of my time at the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Q: What are your plans for this summer?

A: I am currently a summer associate at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, a firm that specializes in bankruptcy, commercial transactions and healthcare.


Ashley Van Slyck '24 Writer

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