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February 7, 2013
Professor Sawchak Delivers Presentation at N.C. Bar Association Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Practitioner in Residence Matt Sawchak presented a paper on advanced issues under North Carolina’s “unfair trade practices” law at a North Carolina Bar Association conference in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 7.  More than 125 judges, lawyers, and law students registered to attend.
Sawchak, along with Kip D. Nelson, recently analyzed the law in this area in an article published in the North Carolina Law Review.
Campbell Law students Kenzie Rakes (3L) and Katie Greene (2L) made substantial contributions to Sawchak’s conference paper and oral presentation.  Both attended the conference, where Sawchak publicly commended them for their scholarly work.
“At Campbell Law in Raleigh, we encourage scholarship that helps judges and lawyers solve difficult problems in the law,” Sawchak said.  “It’s especially enjoyable to get our students involved in these efforts.  It helps students advance their skills and use their talents for the good of the legal community.”

Sawchak is the first Practitioner in Residence at Campbell Law.  He currently teaches civil procedure and antitrust.  Business North Carolina magazine has profiled Sawchak twice as the top antitrust lawyer in North Carolina.  He is also described as a leading North Carolina lawyer in Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Appellate, Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, and Chambers USA.

Sawchak graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He earned his J.D. with honors and his LL.M. from Duke Law School. He was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal.

Sawchak clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas when Justice Thomas served on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before his judicial clerkship, he clerked in the office of the Solicitor General of the United States.


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



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