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February 22, 2011
2011 Family Day and Law Day Celebrated at Campbell Law School

RALEIGH, N.C. – More than 250 friends and family members attended Family Day and Law Day events that were jointly held on Saturday, February 19. The Family Day program was hosted on campus on Saturday morning and gave the families of current students time to interact with faculty, hear presentations and learn more about their students’ activities in law school and the Campbell Law program.

The Law Day dinner program was held at the North Raleigh Hilton Hotel that evening with Professor Johnny Chriscoe providing the keynote address. Professor Chriscoe was also presented with the Most Outstanding Professor Award for 2010-2011. Awards for academic achievement, service awards and other student recognition were given throughout the evening. The Federalist Society won the Outstanding Student Organization award and the coveted David R. Teddy Innovative Leadership Award was presented to to third-year law student and Student Bar Association President Clayton V. Byrd.

“Family Day and Law Day are always special for the Campbell Law community,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “It’s a great way to involve the families and friends of our students in the program and to highlight the achievements of our students and faculty members.”

Law Day, which was first proclaimed by President Eisenhower in May 1958, is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.
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 21 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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