Campbell Law School

Campbell Law News

2017  Ι  2016  Ι  2015  Ι  2014  Ι  2013  Ι  2012  Ι  2011  Ι  MEDIA INQUIRIES
May 10, 2013
Governor Pat McCrory delivers commencement address at Campbell Law School

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School conferred 132 Juris Doctor degrees at its 35th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 10 at the Raleigh Convention Center. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory delivered the commencement address.

View the graduation photo gallery on the Campbell Law School Facebook page at

The 132 graduates of the Class of 2013 hailed from 47 different undergraduate institutions and represented more than 30 different undergraduate majors.
In addition to the Class of 2013, four graduates who finished last December also participated in commencement exercises.

“This is a joyous occasion we celebrate today,” said Keith Faulkner, Campbell Law Interim Dean. “Today we acknowledge the result of not just three years of hard work at Campbell Law School, but of a lifetime of accomplishments to date. More importantly, we celebrate new beginnings; the launch of new careers in the law and the possibilities and promise that each of these graduates possesses.”

“Our world is in desperate need of people who seek professions that serve their fellow man,” said Dr. Jerry Wallace, Campbell University President. “I pray that you will give your life to ensure justice for individuals and all human life.”

In his remarks to the graduates Gov. McCrory spoke at length on perseverance and hard work, urging each graduate to fight through and overcome adversity during times of great personal struggle. To emphasis his point, he spoke candidly on losing the 2008 Gubernatorial election, only to rebound and campaign successfully in 2012.

“When forward progress seems impossible or simply not worth the risk, you will be tempted to quit, to give up, or let someone else carry the burden,” said Gov. McCrory. “Don’t give in to that temptation. Don’t be afraid to fail, and if you do fail, don’t just accept the failure. Try again.”


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



Back ►