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April 24, 2017
Professor Woodruff to retire in May
RALEIGH, N.C. - A 25-year mainstay on the Campbell Law faculty has announced his intention to retire at the end of the academic year. Professor of Law William “Woody” Woodruff will step away from his post following the law school’s annual commencement celebration on May 12. Read More ►
April 7, 2017
Webb named director of student life & pro bono opportunities
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Monica Webb will join the law school as director of student life & pro bono opportunities effective May 1. Webb has served as counsel at McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh since September 2008, and currently stands as president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA). Read More ►
April 6, 2017
Soles family gift endows Janette Soles Nelson Public Service Scholarship
RALEIGH, N.C. – With a generous gift, the Soles family of nearby Greensboro, North Carolina has cemented the memory of Janette Soles Nelson, a 1992 Campbell Law graduate, and her deep commitment to public service. The gift renames and fully endows a recently created full-tuition award now named the Janette Soles Nelson Public Service Scholarship. Read More ►
April 6, 2017
Dean Leonard lends name to letter sent to congressional leaders
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard is one of more than 160 law school deans urging congressional leaders to continue support of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). A nonprofit corporation funded by Congress, the LSC promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high quality civil legal assistance to financial challenged Americans. Read More ►
April 5, 2017
Students thank donors at annual scholarship luncheon
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School hosted its annual luncheon for scholarship donors on Wednesday, April 5. More than 90 donors, alumni, students, faculty and staff members attended the event, including numerous distinguished Campbell Law alumni and former faculty members. Read More ►
April 5, 2017
Campbell Law advocacy program named 21st-best by U.S. News
RALEIGH, N.C. - U.S. News & World Report has high praise for Campbell Law School’s advocacy program, tapping it as tied for 21st-best in the country. The ranking marks Campbell Law’s first appearance on the U.S. News list for trial advocacy programs. Read More ►
April 3, 2017
Morse named best advocate as Campbell Law places second at South Texas Challenge
RALEIGH, N.C. - Third-year Campbell Law student Jacob Morse was named best advocate for the second time in as many years as Campbell Law placed second overall at the 2017 South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, March 30-April 2, in Houston, Texas. Morse and fellow third-year students Casey Peaden and Gray Smith put Campbell Law in the championship round for the third time in three years, and the fourth time in five years. Read More ►
March 31, 2017
Judge Rader receives Iredell Award from Phi Alpha Delta
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Honorable Robert B. Rader was presented with the James Iredell Award on Thursday, March 30 by Campbell Law School’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fraternity. Judge Rader, who serves as the Chief District Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial District, is a 1985 Campbell Law graduate. Read More ►
March 29, 2017
Ogletree Deakins offers funding for trial competition team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Ogletree Deakins will provide financial support for a team of student advocates to compete at the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition, April 1-2, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This marks the fourth Campbell Law advocacy program team that Ogletree Deakins has financially supported since 2014. Read More ►
March 22, 2017
Clark, King win negotiations competition
RALEIGH, N.C. - Second-year Campbell Law students Sarah Clark and Katie King won the recent 2017 Campbell Law Negotiations Competition, March 21-22, at the law school. An extremely competitive event, this year featured eight teams who all received praise from the judges. Read More ►
March 22, 2017
Hardison & Cochran to sponsor moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law will provide financial support to sponsor a competitive moot court team. The firm’s gift will make it possible for a group of students to compete at the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, March 24-25, in Washington, D.C. Read More ►
March 20, 2017
Career Center to host panel on state court judicial clerkships
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Law Career Center will host a four judge panel on state court judicial clerkships on Thursday, March 23 at noon in room 105. The panel will include justices and judges from North Carolina’s appellate courts. The panel is a great opportunity for students considering a state clerkship or judicial internship to gain valuable insight and network. Read More ►
March 17, 2017
CPILSA silent auction set for April 5
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association (CPILSA) will hold its fifth annual silent auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at Vita Vite. All proceeds from the silent auction will support the group’s summer stipend program, which provides financial assistance to students working in unpaid public interest law internships. Read More ►
March 9, 2017
Everett Gaskins Hancock to sponsor trial advocacy team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP will financially support Campbell Law student advocates at the American Association for Justice regional competition, March 9-12, at the Wake County Courthouse. If the group advances, they will compete at the national competition, March 30-April 2, in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More ►
March 8, 2017
N.C. Attorney General Stein to give commencement address
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will deliver the commencement address at Campbell Law School’s 39th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12. The celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Read More ►
March 1, 2017
Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. to financially support moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. has agreed to sponsor a group of Campbell Law student advocates at the prestigious Duberstein Moot Court Competition for the fourth consecutive year. The firm’s gift will pave the way for the team’s preparation, travel and lodging as they compete, March 4-6, in Brooklyn. Read More ►
February 21, 2017
Peaden, Todd compete in moot court competition
RALEIGH, N.C. - Third-year Campbell Law student advocates Casey Peaden and James Todd recently represented the law school’s advocacy program at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Feb. 18-20, in Minneapolis, Minn. Their participation was made possible by the generous support of Riddle & Brantley, LLP. Read More ►
February 17, 2017
Riddle & Brantley, LLP to sponsor moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Riddle & Brantley, LLP will provide financial support for the law school’s advocacy program at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. Campbell Law’s third-year students Casey Peaden and James Todd will represent the law school at the event. Read More ►
February 16, 2017
Anstett, Borden take second overall at ABA regional finals
RALEIGH, N.C. - Second-year Campbell Law students Zachary Anstett and Peter Borden recently took second overall in the American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling Competition regional finals in Charlotte. The pair was coached by Campbell Law Professor Melissa Essary and Restorative Justice Clinic Director Jon Powell. Read More ►
February 14, 2017
Entwistle, Morse place second in NTC regional finals
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law third-year student advocates Dutch Entwistle and Jacob Morse placed second overall at the National Trial Competition regionals over the weekend in Athens, Ga. Fellow third-year students Gray Smith and Carolina Wahoff also competed. All Campbell Law student advocates were able to participate in the competition because of the financial support of Anderson Jones, PLLC. Read More ►
February 13, 2017
Recent grads Feller, Saxton awarded Roberts Law Group bar scholarships
RALEIGH, N.C. - Recent Campbell Law graduates Danielle Feller and Evelyn Saxton have been awarded scholarships in advance of the upcoming February 2017 North Carolina Bar Exam. The scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, were awarded to Feller and Saxton by Roberts Law Group, PLLC. The two awards are the first bar scholarships offered by the firm. Read More ►
February 10, 2017
Career Center holds sixth-annual Mock Interview Day
RALEIGH, N.C. - Nearly thirty Campbell Law students participated in the Campbell Law Career Center’s sixth-annual Mock Interview Day on Friday, Feb. 10. Each student was paired with one of four participating employers in an effort to improve their interview skills prior to seeking professional employment. Each participating employer volunteered their time to help better prepare the next generation of Campbell Law attorneys. Read More ►
February 10, 2017
Community Law Clinic receives $10K grant from NCBA Foundation
RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Foundation has announced that it will bestow a $10,000 grant to Campbell Law’s Community Law Clinic. The funds will be utilized to supplement the clinic’s operational budget. Read More ►
February 9, 2017
Campbell Law named a top trial advocacy program by preLaw magazine
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s trial advocacy program has been graded as one of the best in the country by preLaw magazine. The accolade marks Campbell Law’s first appearance on the annual list. Campbell Law received a graded score of A-, with just three other programs scoring higher. Read More ►
February 8, 2017
Anderson Jones, PLLC to sponsor competitive trial team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Anderson Jones, PLLC will financially support the law school’s advocacy program at the 2017 National Trial Competition. Campbell Law’s team is comprised of third-year students Dutch Entwistle, Jacob Morse, Casey Peaden, Gray Smith and Caroline Wahoff. Read More ►
February 6, 2017
Campbell Law, NC State Poole College launch JD/MAC dual degree program
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School and the NC State University Poole College of Management have announced the formation of a second dual degree program between the two institutions. The new program, which will begin with the fall 2017 semester, allows students to pursue and obtain a Juris Doctor at Campbell Law and a Master of Accounting at NC State Poole College simultaneously. The JD/MAC marks Campbell Law’s seventh dual degree offering. Read More ►
February 2, 2017
Spring info session set for Feb. 16
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will hold a spring information session for prospective law school students on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3:15 p.m. The event will give participants an opportunity to tour the law school and interact one-on-one with Campbell Law administrators and faculty. Read More ►
February 1, 2017
Campbell Law to celebrate Black History Month
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a trio of events organized by the Black Law Student Association (BLSA). The Campbell Law community will explore topics including the history of racial inequality, black history and the school-to-prison pipeline. Read More ►
January 27, 2017
Professor Essary appointed to N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School professor and former dean Melissa Essary has been appointed to a three year term on the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC). The appointment was recently made by Supreme Court of North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin. Read More ►
January 23, 2017
Campbell Law, Nottingham (U.K.) announce LLM degree partnership
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School and Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom have announced a joint partnership to offer an LLM degree in Legal Practice to American law students. The two institutions recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a visit by Nottingham Dean Janine Griffiths-Baker and School Research Coordinator Andrea Nicholson. Read More ►
January 20, 2017
Sherron presents on mentorship to National Conference of Bar Presidents
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West Sherron provided expert insight and advice on mentorship throughout a presentation to the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) on Thursday, Jan. 19. Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on mentorship throughout legal education, she manages the Campbell Law Connections mentorship program which won a 2016 Gambrell Award from the American Bar Association. Read More ►
January 13, 2017
Campbell Law named top performer nationally for bar exam prep per National Jurist
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School has been named the top performer in the country for bar exam prep by The National Jurist. The accolade marks Campbell Law’s third consecutive appearance on the list. Read More ►
January 12, 2017
Manus named to N.C. Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Senior Law Clinic Director Roger Manus was recently appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Former N.C. Governor Pat McCrory appointed Manus to the post in late December. His term will expire in June 2018. Read More ►
January 6, 2017
Campbell Law sponsors First Lady’s Luncheon for Kristin Cooper (L ’82)
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School served as the event sponsor for the 2017 First Lady’s Luncheon in honor of Kristin Cooper, wife of newly elected North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, on Friday, Jan. 6 at the North Carolina State Bar in downtown Raleigh. The new First Lady of North Carolina, Cooper graduated from Campbell Law in 1982. Read More ►
January 6, 2017
Campbell Law to offer free practice LSAT exam on Jan. 21
RALEIGH, N.C. - One of the more daunting hurdles for prospective law school applicants is mastering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Campbell Law School will offer a free practice LSAT exam to interested participants on Saturday, Jan. 21 beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is required. Read More ►
January 5, 2017
Campbell Law Review symposium to focus on drone use
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Review will hold its annual symposium on Friday, Feb. 3, on the legal issues surrounding the domestic use of drones. The daylong event will feature five panels with 22 legal scholars from across the country and a keynote address by Dr. Gregory McNeal. Read More ►
January 4, 2017
Ben and Patrice Thompson endow Achievement Scholarship
RALEIGH, N.C. - With a generous gift of $100K, Ben and Patrice Thompson have guaranteed the future availability of the recently created Achievement Scholarship. A Double Camel and law school charter class member, Thompson has previously served as the Campbell University Board of Trustees Chairman and a member of the Campbell Law Board of Visitors. Read More ►