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March 4, 2013
Campbell Law to Host Gideon v. Wainwright Symposium

RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Law School will host a full-day Gideon v. Wainwright Symposium on Friday, March 8, as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) commemorate the 50thanniversary of the landmark case. 

In Gideon v. Wainwright the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment requires state courts to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford their own legal representation. The symposium will explore ways to improve indigent defense in North Carolina. 

Speakers will include George Hausen, Darryl Hunt, and Mark Rabil. Hausen will speak on the civil aspects of Gideon v. Wainwright, while Hunt and Rabil will discuss the case from the client’s perspective. The court’s perspective will be offered by a variety of Superior Court and District Court judges in attendance. 

For more information contact Michelle LaPorte with the NCAJ at



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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