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March 22, 2017
Hardison & Cochran to sponsor moot court team

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law will provide financial support to sponsor a competitive moot court team. The firm’s gift will make it possible for a group of students to compete at the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, March 24-25, in Washington, D.C.

“This marks the second year in a row that our dear friends at Hardison & Cochran have supported our advocacy program, and we could not be more appreciative of their generosity,” said Leonard. “Their gift will allow for our students to enjoy a first-class experience while continuing to learn outside of the classroom and represent Campbell Law at the same time.”

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the cornerstone of American democracy — is the focus of the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. The event attracts teams from leading law schools nationwide. During the two-day competition, teams argue hypothetical case based on a current First Amendment controversy before panels of accomplished jurists, legal scholars and attorneys.

Hardison & Cochran is a personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability firm serving the whole state of North Carolina. For the past three years, the firm has been named to the U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms’ list in the field of Workers’ Compensation—claimants for the Raleigh metropolitan area.

The firm’s managing partner, Benjamin T. Cochran, is a 2002 Campbell Law graduate. In addition to holding an AV Preeminent® rating, Cochran has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine list for the past eight years and listed in U.S. News and Best Lawyers® “The Best Lawyers in America” in the Workers’ Compensation – Claimants practice area for the past three years.
The firm’s vision centers on providing outstanding results gained from an experienced team of professionals with personal attention to the client and uncompromising integrity. To learn more, visit

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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