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December 7, 2011
Campbell Law Professor, Alumnae Named 2011 Triangle Women Extraordinaire Honorees

RALEIGH, N.C. –Professor Lisa Lukasik and alumnae Beth Jones and Judge Kristin Ruth were among more than 50 business and civic leaders honored at the 2011 Triangle Women Extraordinaire awards luncheon held Dec. 6 at the Brier Creek Country Club.

Beth Jones (left, L’ 88), Professor Lisa Lukasik (center), and Judge Kristin Ruth (right, L’ 90)

“It was an honor for Campbell Law to be represented by these three deserving individuals in this year’s Triangle Women Extraordinaire event,” said Campbell Law Dean Melissa Essary. “They are exemplary ladies, and their wins here reflect favorably on their contributions to our community.” 

Each year, Business Leader honors the top women leaders of the South through its Women Extraordinaire awards. Award winners must be an influential leader within her company or business, with an extraordinary impact on its economic success and forward-thinking strategies. Professor Lukasik has served as an assistant professor of law at Campbell for more than two years, and is a seasoned litigator with a decade of experience representing local boards of education. Beth Jones is a 1988 graduate of Campbell Law School and practices employment and education law with Womble Carlyle in Raleigh. Judge Ruth is a 1990 graduate of Campbell Law School and serves as state district court judge for Wake County. 

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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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