Campbell Law School third-year student Miranda Cromley has been awarded the Clifton W. Everett Sr. Community Lawyer Fellowship from Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) following graduation.
This fellowship is awarded to a recent graduate who is passionate about providing legal services to those living in low-income, rural communities in North Carolina.
According to the Legal Aid website, “Everett Fellows are selected based on their legal abilities and demonstrated commitment to social justice. They must be dedicated to making the legal system responsive to those who have been marginalized by both poverty and geography. They must be ready to accept the challenging and rewarding tasks of a full-fledged attorney who serves rural communities.”
Fellows are awarded one-year staff attorney positions with Legal Aid of North Carolina. The Fellowship was established in 1992, in memory of Clifton W. Everett Sr., “a lifetime resident of eastern North Carolina who served as president of the N.C. State Bar and vice-chairman and member of the IOLTA program’s board of trustees. He dedicated his life to the extension of justice in rural parts of eastern North Carolina.”
This Fellowship is funded in his honor by the N.C. State Bar’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA).
Prior to attending Campbell Law, Cromley attended Barton College, where she earned her B.S. in political science and government and her bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW). While attending Barton College, Cromley volunteered at the Wesley Domestic Violence Shelter and she completed her field placement at the Wilson Crisis Center.
While at Campbell Law, she completed internships with Workplace Options and the Town of Cary Attorney’s Office. Cromley worked as an Martin Luther King Jr. intern at Legal Aid in Durham in the domestic violence unit in 2023. She currently serves as vice president of the student group Women in Law and the vicepPresident of the Old Kivett Advocacy Counsel. She also works with the law school’s Communications and Marketing Department , and she is an active member of the Moot Court team and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.