Kennedy Rizzuto joined Campbell Law School as a Professor of Legal Research & Writing at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. Rizzuto is an experienced Prosecutor who has conducted many jury trials over her distinguished career including cases charging sale of narcotics, homicide, and domestic violence. She was honored to be voted Attorney of the Year for that office in 2009. Prior to becoming a Prosecutor, Rizzuto served the California State Senate as a Consultant on environmental legislation.
Since relocating to North Carolina she has been active in the local legal community. Rizzuto worked as a Prosecutor for the District Attorney in Lee and Harnett Counties and as a Project Attorney for Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice. She has also served low income clients as a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid in Durham. At Campbell Law, Rizzuto is looking forward to serving on the Pro Bono Publico Committee which encourages, identifies, and evaluates pro bono participation and excellence.
Rizzuto enjoys dedicating her time and experience to the education of students of the law. She has lectured on Prosecutorial Ethics at North Carolina Central University, served as a judge and evaluator for national ethics competitions in Sacramento, mock trial competitions in North Carolina and California, and a moot court competition, hosted by Campbell School of Law.