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May 1, 2013
Governor Pat McCrory to deliver commencement address at Campbell Law

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will deliver the commencement address at Campbell Law School’s 35th-annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 10. The celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center.

“We are honored that Gov. McCrory will be delivering the commencement address to our graduates,” said Campbell Law Interim Dean Keith Faulkner. “As our students successfully leave law school and begin a new chapter of their professional lives by preparing for the bar exam, it’s important that they hear from a proven leader with a track record of success. Gov. McCrory certainly fits that bill.”

A native of Guilford County, McCrory attended Catawba College and earned degrees in education and political science. Upon graduation he worked for Duke Energy before winning an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council in 1989. McCrory then went on to win two more elections to the council in 1991 and 1993, serving as mayor pro tem from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 he was elected mayor of Charlotte, a role in which he served for a record 14 years until 2009.

McCrory assumed office as the 74th governor of North Carolina on Jan. 5.


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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