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January 12, 2011
Campbell Law School Welcomes Black Law Student Association Convention

Raleigh, NC – The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University is the host school for the 40th Annual Southern Region Black Law Students Association Convention (BLSA) in Raleigh, Jan. 12–16. Over 500 African-American law students, along with lawyers, judges and legal professionals from across the South, will gather to learn and network in the capital city.

Campbell Law School will sponsor a luncheon for attendees and host the convention’s two student advocacy events, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court and Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competitions. More than 150 Raleigh-area attorneys, judges and legal advocates have volunteered their time to judge the 44 student teams that will compete at the North Carolina Business Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Other convention activities include a law review symposium, a job fair, and empowerment sessions.

“Campbell Law School is an active member of BLSAand supports its mission to promote the needs of African-American law students,” said Campbell Law School Dean Melissa Essary. “It has been inspirational to see how the local legal community has pitched in to help make this event a success.”

“Campbell Law School has done a phenomenal job assisting our organization,” said Van Freeman, Southern Regional Chair of BLSA. “The faculty, staff, and alumni have contributed their time and energy to ensure that this is one of our best conventions ever.”

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, lechner@law.campbell.edu

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