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November 18, 2013
JJP students attend conference on restorative justice

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law third-year students Mario Krueger and Heather Taylor recently attended the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative Conference, Nov. 1-2, at Lesley University and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. The students were also joined by Campbell Law Juvenile Justice Project Director Jon Powell.

“Mario and Heather served as first-class representatives of Campbell Law at this conference,” said Powell. “They did a fine job discussing real-life cases that we’ve handled within our clinic, and it was encouraging for them to hear about restorative justice in other jurisdictions throughout the country.

“This conference will allow Mario and Heather to bring new ideas and methods on restorative justice back to our law school, where they can work alongside their peers in the clinic to improve our program and make a positive difference in the lives of our area youth.”

Krueger and Taylor took advantage of the opportunity to learn about the many applications of restorative justice while networking with a diverse group of field pioneers from across the country. On the first day of the conference both students participated in several circles while learning various communication techniques to enhance restorative justice concepts and methods. The second day of the conference saw Krueger and Taylor serving as co-panelists along with Erin Freeborn of the Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Program in Lowell, Mass., for two workshop presentations. The presentations provided a platform for them to discuss Campbell Law’s Juvenile Justice Project, sharing and discussing the referral and mediation process in Wake County Public Schools and the Wake County Juvenile Court System.

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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