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September 22, 2016
Campbell Law students seize externship opportunities throughout summer
RALEIGH, N.C. - Seventy-five Campbell Law students successfully completed 82 different externships throughout the 2016 summer. Second and third-year students took advantage of the opportunity to achieve meaningful educational experiences in the public-service environment, including nonprofit organizations, public organizations, law firms and with corporate counsel, at 61 different sites. Read More ►
September 21, 2016
Campbell Law to welcome noted artist Rankin for talk, reception
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will host prominent Raleigh-based artist Bob Rankin for an artist’s talk and reception on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the law school’s Pope Foyer. Twenty-three works of art by Rankin have adorned the first floor walls of the law school since August and will do so for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year. Many of the pieces were commissioned exclusively for the law school. Read More ►
September 20, 2016
Campbell Law to host N.C. Court of Appeals candidates for judicial forum
RALEIGH, N.C. - Candidates vying for the North Carolina Court of Appeals will participate in a moderated judicial forum at Campbell Law School next Monday, Sept. 26. Area residents are invited to join the Campbell Law community for the event, which will begin at 5 p.m. in room 105 at the law school. The debate is co-sponsored by the Campbell Law Republicans and Campbell Law Democrats. Read More ►
September 19, 2016
Community Law Clinic ribbon cutting set for Friday
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law will ceremonially cut the ribbon and welcome public and civic leaders to its Community Law Clinic this Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The celebratory event will take place at the clinic’s home base, the historic Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House, at 11 South Blount Street in downtown Raleigh. Read More ►
September 9, 2016
Bohm named to Saint Mary’s School Board of Visitors
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Director of Development David Bohm has been named to the board of directors for Saint Mary’s School. Bohm, who will serve a two year term, was recently nominated for the post by the board. Bohm will be installed onto the new board during their annual meeting on Oct. 14. Read More ►
September 8, 2016
Campbell Law launches bike share program
RALEIGH, N.C. - Add bikes to the case books and other items students at Campbell Law School count among their standard equipment as the fall semester gets into full swing. Read More ►
September 8, 2016
ShareFile Legal to power Campbell Law clinics
RALEIGH, N.C. - Two clinics at Campbell Law will begin managing cases and client files via Citrix-based ShareFile Legal. The cloud-based system will allow students, faculty and staff to access client files remotely and work outside of their respective clinics. Read More ►
September 7, 2016
Castro named Womble Carlyle Scholar
RALEIGH, N.C. - Second-year Campbell Law student Brian Castro has been named a Womble Carlyle Scholar. As a recipient he will collect $30,000 for law school expenses and receive a paid eight-week internship at the firm between his second and third years at Campbell Law. Read More ►
September 1, 2016
Dean Leonard invited to Litigation Counsel of America
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Advisory Board has extended an invitation for membership to Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. The invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society reflects the new face of the American bar and membership is limited to 3,500 fellows. Read More ►
August 31, 2016
73 Campbell Law graduates pass July N.C. Bar Exam
RALEIGH, N.C. - Seventy-three Campbell Law graduates passed the July 2016 North Carolina Bar Exam, including 70 percent (66 of 94) of first time test takers. Seven repeat takers were also successful. Read More ►
August 24, 2016
Campbell Law launches 3+3 program
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that the law school now has an accelerated dual degree option for students seeking to earn undergraduate and juris doctor degrees in record time. Under the 3+3 accelerated dual degree program with Campbell University students can earn both degrees in six years rather than seven. Read More ►
August 11, 2016
Bob Rankin exhibit featured at Campbell Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - Twenty-three works of art by prominent Raleigh-based artist Bob Rankin will adorn the first floor walls of Campbell Law School for the 2016-17 academic year. Many of the pieces were commissioned exclusively for the law school. Read More ►
August 8, 2016
Connections receives ABA Gambrell Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West Sherron (L ’10) accepted a 2016 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) at the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 6, in San Francisco, Calif. Sherron accepted the award on behalf of Campbell Law Connections, the mentorship program which she oversees. Connections exposes students and newly minted attorneys to valuable learning opportunities and experiences by partnering them with practicing legal professionals. Read More ►
August 5, 2016
Campbell Law welcomes 125 first-year students for orientation
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law welcomed 125 new students with the beginning of its first-year orientation activities on Friday, Aug. 5. The students represent 50 different undergraduate institutions and 42 majors. Read More ►
August 3, 2016
Four Campbell Law alums on N.C. Court of Appeals with addition of Enochs
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has announced that 1991 Campbell Law graduate Judge Wendy Enochs will fill a vacant seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Enochs will mark the fourth Campbell Law alum currently serving on the court of appeals bench. Read More ►
August 2, 2016
Campbell Law professors collaborate for book on first year of law school
RALEIGH, N.C. - A trio of Campbell Law professors have collaborated to author a book on excelling in the first year of law school. “Navigating the First Year of Law School: A Practical Guide to Studying Law,” is intended as a road map for entering law students and law school orientation programs. The text is a collective effort by Campbell Law professors Zac Bolitho, Melissa Essary and adjunct faculty member Nick Herman. It is available via Carolina Academic Press. Read More ►
July 29, 2016
Beavers takes part in Citrix Legal Advisory Program panel
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Career & Professional Development Center Director Julie Beavers served as a panelist at the Citrix Legal Advisory Program on Friday, July 29. Beavers contributed to the Law School Legal Technology panel, which focused on the benefits of training and exposing law school students on legal technology. The panel also discussed the benefits that technologically-savvy students carry into practice upon graduation. Read More ►
July 28, 2016
Clinic director Campbell receives NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Community Law Clinic Director Ashley Campbell has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2016 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. Beginning with the upcoming fall 2016 semester, Campbell will guide law school students as they assist area organizations in providing legal services to members of the community in need. Read More ►
July 27, 2016
Bohm named to City of Raleigh Museum board
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Director of Development David Bohm has been named to the board of directors for the City of Raleigh (COR) Museum. Bohm, who will serve a two-year term, was elected to serve by the previous board in June. Read More ►
July 6, 2016
Advocacy program selected for National Civil Trial Competition
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s advocacy program is one of just 16 selected to participate in this year’s 15th-annual National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) in Los Angeles. Nearly 50 law school advocacy programs from across the country applied for a spot in the prestigious competition. Read More ►
July 1, 2016
Campbell Law to co-sponsor study abroad program in Cambridge
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School has entered into an agreement with Samford University Cumberland School of Law to co-sponsor a highly regarded summer program in Cambridge, England. The agreement will provide Campbell Law students with additional study abroad opportunities, as well as a platform for faculty members to teach internationally. Professors Lisa Lukasik, Sarah Ludington and Lucas Osborn have already served as faculty in the program. Read More ►
June 29, 2016
Professor Wallace takes part in free exercise event
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Associate Professor Greg Wallace participated in a colloquium sponsored by the Federalist Society and the John Templeton Foundation on “The Past and Future of Free Exercise,” June 24-25, in San Francisco. The two-day, invitation-only colloquium gathered 16 religious liberty scholars from across the nation to examine foundational issues regarding the status of religious liberty and church autonomy, as well as more recent questions on the proper interpretation of statutes protecting religious liberty. Read More ►
June 13, 2016
Campbell Law mentorship program wins prestigious ABA Gambrell Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s Connections mentorship program has been selected to receive the 2016 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association (ABA). Connections exposes students and newly minted attorneys to valuable learning opportunities and experiences by partnering them with practicing legal professionals. Campbell Law Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West Sherron (L ’10) serves as program director. Read More ►
May 31, 2016
Morse selected for Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
RALEIGH, N.C. - Rising third-year Campbell Law student Jacob Morse has been selected to participate in the prestigious Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, June 1-5, in Waco, Texas. Morse is the third Campbell Law student advocate in four years to be chosen for the competition. Read More ►
May 23, 2016
Ashley Campbell to head community law clinic
RALEIGH, N.C. - Experienced trial attorney Ashley Campbell has been tapped to lead the Community Law Clinic of Campbell Law School. Campbell will guide law school students as they assist area organizations in providing legal services to members of the community in need. The clinic, Campbell Law’s fourth, will open with the upcoming fall 2016 semester and will serve the community from the historic Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House in downtown Raleigh. Read More ►
May 17, 2016
Dean Leonard featured on The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard is the latest dean featured on The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog. The article features a Q&A with Leonard, touching on subjects such as challenges facing new students, his biggest challenge as dean, the impact of technology on criminal defense, and the biggest challenges facing the Supreme Court. Read More ►
May 13, 2016
Campbell Law confers 102 degrees at 2016 graduation
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School conferred 102 Juris Doctor degrees at its 38th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13 at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Supreme Court of North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin delivered the commencement address. Read More ►
May 12, 2016
Campbell Law to provide live stream of 2016 graduation
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will offer a live stream of its 38th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Read More ►
May 3, 2016
Campbell Law posts fifth consecutive year of perfect participation on employee giving campaign
RALEIGH, N.C. - One hundred percent of Campbell Law’s administration, faculty, and staff contributed to the Campbell University Employee Giving Campaign in 2016, marking the fifth consecutive year that every single law school employee gave to the campaign. Read More ►
May 2, 2016
CPILSA, A.J. Fletcher Foundation award six grants for public interest work
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association (CPILSA) and The A.J. Fletcher Foundation (AJF) have awarded six grants to students for their upcoming work in public interest this summer. CPILSA will fund the top award, a $2,500 grant, while AJF will provide five grants of $2,000 each. Read More ►
April 19, 2016
Campbell Law partners with NC State to offer CLE opportunities
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School and NC State University’s Office of Professional Development have forged a partnership to offer continuing legal education courses (CLE). The courses, which will be taught at the law school by Campbell Law faculty, adjunct faculty and administrators, will be facilitated through NC State. Read More ►
April 18, 2016
Campbell Law takes South Texas Mock Trial national title for third time
RALEIGH, N.C. - For the second consecutive year, and third time in the last four years, Campbell Law student advocates collected a national championship title at the prestigious South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. Second-year students Jacob Morse, Dutch Entwistle and Casey Peaden defeated a talented group of student advocates from Stetson Law School on Sunday, April 17 to bring the championship hardware back to Raleigh. Morse earned a best advocate award in the preliminary rounds of the competition and was named the Championship Best Advocate for his impressive performance in the championship finals. This year marks the second year in a row, and the third time overall, that a Campbell Law student has been recognized as the finest advocate in the championship trial. Read More ►
April 18, 2016
Professor Boyd named next clerk of court for Supreme Court of N.C.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Assistant Professor and 2001 graduate J. Bryan Boyd has been named the next clerk of court for the Supreme Court of North Carolina, effective June 1. Chief Justice Mark Martin made the announcement on Monday, April 18. Read More ►
April 13, 2016
NCBA’s Bohm named director of development at Campbell Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that David Bohm will join the law school as director of development effective May 10. Bohm has served as the assistant executive director of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) since 2008. Read More ►
April 6, 2016
Students, donors mingle at annual scholarship luncheon
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School hosted its annual luncheon for scholarship donors on Wednesday, April 6. More than 80 donors, alumni, students, faculty, and staff members attended the event, including numerous distinguished Campbell Law alumni and former faculty members. Read More ►
April 6, 2016
Campbell Law to host debate on federal sentencing reform
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law will bring in two leading national experts for a debate on federal sentencing reform next Monday, April 11 at noon. Professors Douglas Berman and William Otis will take questions on federal sentencing from Campbell Law Assistant Professor Zac Bolitho, who will serve as moderator. Read More ►
April 5, 2016
Alston & Bird to sponsor trial advocacy team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Alston & Bird LLP have provided a financial gift to the law school to financially support a trial advocacy team. The firm’s support will provide assistance for the team’s travel and lodging for the 2016 Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 9-10. Read More ►
April 4, 2016
Morse receives Anglin Law Leadership Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Second-year student Jacob Morse was named the recipient of the Anglin Law Leadership Award at Campbell Law’s 39th annual Law Day Banquet on Saturday, April 2. A native of Mooresville, N.C., Morse is the third recipient of the $2,000 award. Read More ►
April 1, 2016
Campbell Law to hold annual Family Day, Law Day Banquet
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will hold its annual Family Day and Law Day Banquet on Saturday, April 2. Family Day will begin at the law school at 9 a.m., with the banquet following later in the evening at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown. Read More ►
March 31, 2016
Campbell Law to launch community clinic to support indigent, most at risk
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law will add a fourth service-focused clinic to its roster with the addition of the Campbell Law Community Clinic. The new clinic will provide backup legal services free of charge to area non-profit agencies and their clients when legal issues complicate such important steps as acquiring housing or a new career. A grant of $150,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation that has been matched by other donors is making this effort possible. Read More ►
March 28, 2016
Ogletree Deakins to fund competitive advocacy team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Ogletree Deakins has made a gift to the law school to financially support an advocacy program team. The firm’s support will provide assistance for the team’s travel and lodging for the 31st annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 31 – April 2. Read More ►
March 24, 2016
Professor Collins to direct externship program
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Allegra Collins will join the faculty in a permanent position as an assistant clinical professor and director of the externship program beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Collins has served as the interim director of Campbell Law’s legal research and writing program and a visiting assistant professor of law throughout the current academic year. Read More ►
March 23, 2016
Dr. Shipman elected to NNLSO Board of Directors
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Registrar Dr. Connie Shipman has been elected to the National Network of Law School Officers (NNLSO) Board of Directors. Dr. Shipman, who will serve a two-year term on the board, was elected at the organization’s annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Read More ►
March 22, 2016
Twenty-first annual Campbell Law Classic to benefit trio of charities
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s Men’s Legal Caucus (MLC) will host its 21st annual Campbell Law Classic on Sunday, April 3 at Riverwood Golf Club. All proceeds from the charity event will be divided between Haven House Services, Cameron Boys Camp, and St. Baldrick’s. Read More ►
March 18, 2016
CPILSA to hold annual silent auction on April 7
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association (CPILSA) will hold its fourth annual silent auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at Vita Vite. All proceeds from the silent auction will support the group’s summer stipend program, which provides financial assistance to students working in unpaid public interest law internships. Read More ►
March 16, 2016
Campbell Law returns to top tier in latest U.S. News rankings
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School is once again included in the top tier for law schools per U.S. News & World Report. Campbell Law placed 144th nationally in the new rankings released on Wednesday, March 16. Read More ►
March 9, 2016
Campbell Law to hold conference on international trade law for entrepreneurs
RALEIGH, N.C. - Area startups aspiring to grow internationally are invited to attend a free conference on international trade law for entrepreneurs at Campbell Law School on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 9 a.m. Wake County Judge Paul Ridgeway will deliver the keynote address for the event, which will include numerous outstanding lawyers and government officials participating in panel discussions on government resources, regulatory compliance, and transnational issues. Read More ►
March 7, 2016
Dean Leonard to serve as panelist at Americas Law Deans’ Forum
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard will serve as a panelist at the International Association of Law Schools fifth Americas Law Deans’ Forum, March 9-12, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The conference will be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Read More ►
March 4, 2016
Everett Gaskins Hancock to sponsor mock trial team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP has pledged to financially sponsor a mock trial team. The firm’s contribution will provide financial support for a group of Campbell Law students competing at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge in Houston, Texas, April 13-17. Read More ►
March 3, 2016
Thompson receives Iredell Award from Phi Alpha Delta
RALEIGH, N.C. - Prominent attorney and Campbell University Board of Trustees Chairman Benjamin N. Thompson was honored with the James Iredell Award on Wednesday, March 2, by Campbell Law School’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fraternity. A member of Campbell Law’s 1976 charter class and an integral member of the university community, Thompson received the award at a reception and dinner held at The City Club in downtown. Read More ►
March 2, 2016
Hardison & Cochran to sponsor Campbell Law mock trial 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 mock trial team. The firm’s gift will pave the way for a group of students to compete at the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (NSTAC) of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Two teams from Campbell Law will compete in the Raleigh region, March 10-13, with the national finals slated for March 31-April 3 in New Orleans, La. Read More ►
March 1, 2016
N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Martin to deliver 2016 commencement address
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin will deliver the commencement address at Campbell Law School’s 38th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13. The celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Read More ►
February 29, 2016
Professor Jones to give lecture at Campbellsville Univ.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Associate Professor Amos Jones will serve as the guest lecturer at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky., on Tuesday, March 1, as part of that university's Baptist Heritage Lecture Series. Jones has titled his presentation “Free People in a Free State: Civil Rights Churches of Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, 1790 to 1968.” Read More ►
February 25, 2016
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton to support moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP has agreed to financially sponsor a moot court team. The firm’s contribution will provide financial support for a group of Campbell Law students competing at the regional round of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), Feb. 25-27, in Washington D.C. Read More ►
February 24, 2016
Campbell Law Federalist Society to hold memorial service for Justice Scalia
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Law Federalist Society will hold a memorial service in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. Area residents are invited to join the Campbell Law community in attending the service. Paid parking is available at the City of Raleigh Municipal Parking Deck across from the law school on West Morgan Street. Read More ►
February 19, 2016
N.C. Court of Appeals to hear arguments at Campbell Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - A three-judge panel from the North Carolina Court of Appeals will sit at Campbell Law School on Monday, Feb. 22 for two oral arguments. Judges Ann Marie Calabria (L ‘83), Donna Stroud (L ‘88), and John Tyson (L ‘79), all Campbell Law graduates, will hear the cases. Read More ►
February 5, 2016
Campbell Law Career Center holds fifth-annual Mock Interview Day
RALEIGH, N.C. - Thirty Campbell Law students participated in the Campbell Law Career & Professional Development Center’s fifth-annual Mock Interview Day on Friday, Feb. 5. Each student was paired with one of five participating employers, three of which earned their juris doctor at Campbell Law, in an effort to improve their interview skills prior to seeking professional employment. Each participating employer volunteered their time to help better prepare the next generation of Campbell Law attorneys. Read More ►
February 2, 2016
Campbell Law to celebrate Black History Month
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with several events organized by the Black Law Student Association (BLSA). With one event per week, the Campbell Law community will explore topics including minorities in the legal profession, police brutality, and voter’s rights among other issues. Read More ►
February 1, 2016
Professor Currin to retire in May
RALEIGH, N.C. - One of Campbell Law’s most iconic figures has announced her decision to retire. Professor Margaret Person Currin, who first joined the Campbell Law faculty in 1981, will step away from her full-time teaching duties following spring commencement exercises on May 13. In addition to her faculty and administrative roles, Currin was the first student to matriculate in Campbell Law’s historic charter class in 1976. Read More ►
January 29, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Forest to moderate panel discussion on human trafficking
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest will moderate a panel discussion on human trafficking at Campbell Law School on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon. Panel participants will address topics including the experience of trafficking victims, prosecutorial challenges, the development of the laws covering human trafficking, and the enforcement of the law. Read More ►
January 26, 2016
Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. to sponsor moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. has agreed to sponsor a group of Campbell Law student advocates at the prestigious Duberstein Moot Court Competition for the third consecutive year. The firm’s gift will provide financial assistance for the student’s preparation, travel, and lodging as they compete, March 5-7, in New York City. Read More ►
January 21, 2016
Campbell Law to host panel on gun rights, laws in America
RALEIGH, N.C. - A trio of Campbell Law student groups will host a panel discussion on American gun rights and laws at the law school on Monday, Jan. 25 at noon. Panel participants will address curbing gun violence without violating the rights of private citizens, actions by the legislature and executive office, and other pertinent topics. Read More ►
January 15, 2016
Professors Berenguer, Thrower to lead revamped legal writing program
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that professors Elizabeth E. Berenguer and Susan Thrower will join the law school faculty at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year. Berenguer and Thrower will lead a revitalized legal writing program across the entire curriculum. Read More ►