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March 15, 2011
First Year Students Excel at Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. - Six teams of first year Campbell Law students participated in the Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School last weekend and won several individual awards.

Advised by Dean Bryan Boyd and Professor Tom Anderson, the teams were made up of 44 first year students with two third year students, Thomas Royer and Ryan Stump serving as Trial Judges.

Campbell Law students won awarded the following awards:
Best Oral Advocate – Preliminary Round
Michael Goode
Phil Kuhn
Best Oral Advocate – First Round
Melanie Turnbull
Harry Lorello
Mitch Yelverton
Best Witness – Preliminary Round
Sabrina Leshore
Ashlee Burgess
Trevor Brandt
Best Witness – First Round
Josh Walthall
“All of the student participants showed great professionalism and should be congratulated for this as well as their accomplishments,” said Dean Bryan Boyd.
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school.


Media Contact: Julie Lechner, 919.865.5978,

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