Associate Director of the Career & Professional Development Center at Campbell Law School
Prior to transitioning to higher education in November 2018, she served as a supervising and staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC), providing free legal services to law-income families throughout the state, for over ten years. Her ability to effectively engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds is an integral part of both positions. While at LANC, Niya was a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, which was charged with the responsibility of planning educational programs and trainings to ensure LANC created and maintained a culture of inclusivity for both employees and clients. She is a member of several professional affiliations including the N.C. Bar Association, N.C. Association of Black Lawyers, Capital City Lawyers Association, Triangle Area Legal Recruiters Association, and the National Association for Law Placement and was recently elected to serve on the NC Equal Access to Justice Foundation board. Niya currently serves as a Co-Chair for the NCBA’s Minorities in the Profession (MIP) Committee which, among other things, strives to increase the betterment of life for minorities in the legal profession, provide the public with quality information regarding issues of concern to minority lawyers, and educate the public about the contributions of NC’s minority attorneys. During her tenure, MIP successfully launched its first Diversity & Inclusion Symposium (May 2018), with the next symposium slated for May 2020. Niya earned her B.A. from Salem College and her J.D. from the University of Miami.