RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School Professor Matt Sawchak spoke on October 13 before an audience of North Carolina appellate lawyers, judges, and court officials, addressing advanced topics in appellate procedure.
Sawchak's address was part of a North Carolina Bar Association program that sought to enhance appellate advocacy and to prepare lawyers to pursue the new North Carolina State Bar specialization in appellate practice. Over 125 lawyers and judges participated in the program, either live or by webcast. The faculty for the program included, among other speakers, U.S. Circuit Judge James Wynn, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justices Robert Edmunds and Patricia Timmons-Goodson.
A new addition to serving on the Campbell Law faculty, Sawchak has been a leading appellate lawyer, business litigator, and antitrust lawyer for over 21 years. He is a past chairman of the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee, which makes recommendations to the North Carolina Supreme Court on issues of appellate procedure. He currently serves on the seven-member committee that administers North Carolina's specialization in appellate practice.
"Matt Sawchak's role in this program shows the Campbell Law faculty's commitment to share its expertise with the judiciary and the practicing bar," Dean Melissa Essary said. "We are proud at how Matt and his colleagues work creatively to extend learning from the classroom to the courtroom and back again."
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