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January 20, 2014
Campbell Law, Univ. of Reading to offer advanced certificate in International Business Law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School and the University of Reading have formed a collaborative partnership to award students an Advanced Certificate in International Business Law, as announced by Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. The partnership allows law school students to earn a widely-recognized international credential through courses taken exclusively at Campbell Law’s downtown Raleigh campus.

Advanced certificates will be awarded by the University of Reading Centre for Commercial Law & Financial Regulations. Participation in the program costs $900.

“While preparing for my deanship I met with several of the area’s leading legal professionals in search of the types of credentials that employers think are valuable for today’s law school graduate,” said Leonard. “Any number of those conversations suggested equipping students with a familiarity with business law at an international level. This agreement with the University of Reading is our first step in that direction.”

The program includes two mandatory classes and nine credit hours of electives. The mandatory classes include Advanced Negotiation and Analysis and International Business Law. Elective course options include Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law (Sales & Leasing), Commercial Paper (Secured Transactions) Commercial Paper (Payment Systems), Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Litigation & Arbitration, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, Mediation and National Security Law.

Campbell Law Associate Professor of Law Dr. Kevin Lee will co-teach International Business Law alongside Peter Romary, who will also teach Advanced Negotiation & Analysis. All elective courses will be taught by Campbell Law full-time and adjunct faculty members.

A multidimensional legal scholar and teacher with advanced degrees in Christian ethics, religious studies, and philosophy, Dr. Lee couples his long-standing interest in the phenomenon of human religiousness with an interest in international trade law and the emerging networked, globalized society.

Romary is an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, diplomat and internationally recognized expert and trainer in the areas of risk management, threat assessment and management, conflict resolution and litigation risk management. He holds both American and English law degrees.

Founded in 1892, the University of Reading is located in Reading, England. Recently ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the university is a large public research institution well-known for its international outlook and high-quality teaching faculty. With approximately 15,000 students across four separate campuses, Reading recently ranked as one of the United Kingdom’s 10-most research intensive universities.

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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