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February 9, 2017
Campbell Law named a top trial advocacy program by preLaw magazine

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s trial advocacy program has been graded as one of the best in the country by preLaw magazine. The accolade marks Campbell Law’s first appearance on the annual list. Campbell Law received a graded score of A-, with just three other programs scoring higher.

Campbell Law is the only North Carolina law school included on the list.

“One of my many charges as dean has been to bolster our already strong advocacy program into one of national prominence,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “We’re attracting top student advocates as evidenced by our three recent national titles, and we recently invested more than $500,000 in state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure upgrades to our Boyce Center of Advocacy. We firmly believe we belong on this list.”

The complete list is available via preLaw magazine’s Winter 2017 issue.

“Campbell Law is committed to training each and every student in courtroom advocacy,” said Campbell Law Director of Advocacy & Assistant Professor of Law Dan Tilly. “Our required curriculum puts students through the rigors of procedure, evidence, and trial advocacy so that every single Campbell lawyer is prepared to walk into any courtroom with skill and confidence.”  

Over the past five years Campbell Law student advocates have amassed three national championships, four national runners-up, seven national semifinalists, four regional championships and 10 national individual best advocate awards.

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 twice received the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association, honoring its First-Year Professionalism Development Series in 2003 and the Connections mentorship program in 2016. The school has also been recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,900 alumni, including more than 3,000 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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