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October 10, 2011
Campbell Law School Hosts U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, has announced that U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers visited the school on Sept. 29 to discuss jobs and the economy with students and faculty. 

Ellmers, a Republican from Harnett County, talked with those in attendance about what she and fellow lawmakers are doing to improve the nation’s unemployment rate, which currently sits at 9.1 percent. November will mark one year since Ellmers’ election, and the former nurse told students that her goal in Washington, D.C., was to make sure that when they graduated, they would have a job. Following her 20-minute presentation, Ellmers took questions from students on topics ranging from the national budget deficit to student debt and the Republican presidential primary. 

 “Campbell Law was honored to host Rep. Ellmers,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “I hope her visit was not only informative, but also inspirational. We want students to know they can have an impact, not just on their communities, but also on our country. In 2009, Rep. Ellmers disagreed with what was being said at a town hall meeting, and in 2011, she’s walking the halls of Congress.” 

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. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu . 

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