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October 7, 2011
Campbell Law School Site for Red Mass Reception

RALEIGH, N.C. – On October 7, 2011, Campbell Law School was the site for a reception following the annual Red Mass celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh. More than 200 members of the legal community participated in the mass. 

(L to R) The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, Campbell
Law School Dean Melissa Essary, The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell,
Bishop of Trenton, and Campbell Law School Professor Kevin Lee.

“Red Mass dates back to the 13th century,” said Campbell Law Professor Kevin Lee, who also serves on the Red Mass planning committee.“This year’s theme was religious freedom and the importance of the legal profession in seeking authentic justice.” 

The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton and past president of The Catholic University of America served as the Principal Celebrant and Homilist for the mass. 


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 25 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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