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December 5, 2011
Campbell Law Dean Essary Addresses North Raleigh Exchange Club

RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Dean Melissa Essary presented to the North Raleigh Exchange Club on December 5 at the Cardinal Club.


Paul Cox (left, North Raleigh Exchange Club President), Dean Melissa Essary (center, Campbell Law School),
and Susan Croom (right, North Raleigh Exchange Club Secretary)

Dean Essary’s speech, “From the Creek to the Capital: A Journey of Challenge, Opportunity and Faith,” touched on her journey and experiences that ultimately led her to Campbell Law. She spoke of her adventure in taking the reins of the Campbell Law School and guiding the relocation effort from Buies Creek to Raleigh. 

“It was such a pleasure to speak to this group,” said Dean Essary. “Their mission is so important to our community.”

The North Raleigh Exchange Club is a group of men and women working together to make their  communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities, the prevention of child abuse.



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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