RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Law School has been selected to serve as one of 14 host institutions for the 38th National Trial Regional Competition. The competition for region five will be held, Feb. 8-10, 2013, at the Wake County Courthouse.
Twelve law schools will be represented at the competition, including Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Campbell Law, Charlotte School of Law, Duke University, Elon University, Emory University, Mercer University, North Carolina Central University, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, and Wake Forest University. Two teams will take part in the competition from each of the 12 institutions.
The top two teams from each of the 14 regions will advance to the 2013 National Trial Competition, April 3-7, in San Antonio, Texas. More than 175 schools comprise the 14 regions.
“Campbell Law School is dedicated to developing attorneys who are prepared for the rigors of practicing law,” said Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law & Advocacy Program Director Dan Tilly. “The National Trial Competition represents a terrific opportunity for student lawyers to put their legal skills to work in the courtroom. We are proud to showcase Raleigh and our downtown campus as the regional host for this prestigious event.”
The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students' advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education. It is the Texas Young Lawyers Association intent to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of future trial lawyers. For more information, visit the Texas Young Lawyers Association website at http://www.tyla.org/resources/law-students1/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/.
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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 3,400 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 26 years, Campbell Law’s overall 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 http://law.campbell.edu.
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