RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will host the 21st Annual North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) High School Mock Trial State Championship, March 1-2. Eight regional champions from around the state will compete for the state title, as well as the opportunity to represent North Carolina at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., in May.
Competition rounds will begin on Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., with award presentations slated for 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Regional champions participating in the competition include:
* Asheville Champion (T. C. Roberson)
* Charlotte Champion (Hendersonville)
* Fayetteville Champion (Village Christian Academy)
* Greenville Champion (J. H. Rose)
* High Point Champion (Gaston Christian)
* Hillsborough Champion (Central Carolina Homeschoolers)
* Raleigh Champion (Raleigh Charter)
* Wilmington Champion (Isaac Bear Early College)
Each team will compete in at least two rounds of competition, arguing one time each for the plaintiff and the defense with the top two teams advancing to the finals. The civil case for this year’s competition deals with the fallout from sports-related concussions.
The annual NCAJ High School Mock Trial State Championship competition is operated by the Carolina Center for Civic Education. Visit their website for more information at http://ncmocktrial.org/.
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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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