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September 13, 2013
Campbell Law holds swearing-in ceremony for recent graduates

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifty graduates from the Campbell Law Class of 2013 participated in a swearing-in ceremony at the law school on Friday, Sept. 13. The Honorable Paul Gessner, the Honorable Shannon Joseph, and  the Honorable Paul Ridgeway, all North Carolina Superior Court Judges, administered the oath of office and led the swearing-in of Campbell Law alums who recently passed the July 2013 North Carolina Bar Examination.

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The ceremony offered graduates the opportunity to be sworn in as attorneys with the North Carolina State Bar at their alma mater with their family, friends, professors, classmates, and peers encouraging them and sharing the occasion. Each graduate took the oath of office as an attorney at law to support the Constitution of the United States.

“Today marks a very important occasion for our law school community because it represents the fruitful culmination of many years work and education,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “The fact that so many of our recent graduates returned to share this special moment with their Campbell Law family is indicative of the atmosphere and tight-knit community that we are fortunate to enjoy on a daily basis.”

Campbell Law graduates ranked second among the seven North Carolina law schools for first-time bar passage on the July 2013 North Carolina Bar Exam, posting a 81.82% passage rate. Campbell Law is the only law school in the state to place in the top two for first-time test takers on the July bar exam in each of the past three years.

Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit



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