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August 22, 2011
Campbell Law Hosts Annual Volunteer Day for First-Year Students
RALEIGH, N.C. – Melissa Essary, dean of the Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, recently announced the school’s hosting of Campbell Law Cares, a daylong service project benefitting several local charities and organizations on Thursday, Aug. 18. Approximately 200 first-year students and 10 faculty members worked on more than a dozen different projects around the city of Raleigh, including:
- Habitat for Humanity (, where they will assist with multiple construction and deconstruction projects.
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (, where they will harvest food and tend the garden.
- City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department, where they will attend to multiple land beautifications projects in Pullen Park, Nash Square and at the Raleigh Municipal Building.
- First Baptist Church of Raleigh (, where they will sort and organize donations for the clothing ministry.
- The Green Chair Project (, where they will collect donations of used home furnishings and assist with cleaning projects.
- Raleigh Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (, where they will visit and play games with residents.
- Hayes Barton Baptist Church (, where they will assist with preparations for the church’s annual Spring Fling.
- Morningside of Raleigh (, where they will visit and play games with residents.
“We are excited to host this amazing community service project for our first-year students,” said Essary. “Campbell Law Cares is an important way for students entering law school to give back to their community, and it serves as a valuable reminder of our vision of creating law professionals who possess moral conviction and social compassion, and who view the practice of law as a calling to serve others and to create a more just society.”
About Campbell Law: 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. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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