April Giancola joined Campbell Law School as the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development on Nov. 1, 2021.
April brings 22 years of legal and program management experience to her new role, including most recently serving as the Director of Public Interest Advising for the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Career Development Office. Prior to joining UNC Law, she was the Chief Legal Program Officer for Disability Rights N.C. and a civil attorney and post-conviction managing attorney for N.C. Prisoner Legal Services Inc.
April earned a B.S. in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to obtaining a paralegal certificate from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the New England School of Law.
Following law school she served as a trial attorney in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Public Defender’s Office and as director of legal services for Our Place D.C. and volunteer and training coordinator for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia and North Carolina State bars and is bar certified in the Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Giancola is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Membership Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and Public Sector Council, and advisory member of the NC State Bar’s Subcomittee Studying Legal Deserts, serves as president of Oak City Voices, and participates in various pro bono projects.
When she is not at the law school, April enjoys watching her son on the baseball field or in a band concert, attending live music and heading to the beach.