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April 16, 2014
Campbell Law takes part in Pinwheels for Prevention
RALEIGH, N.C. - Pinwheels adorn the exterior grounds of Campbell Law as the school participates in Prevent Child Abuse America’s (PCAA) Pinwheels for Prevention. A national event, Pinwheels for Prevention raises awareness to the harm that children can receive due to abuse, neglect, domestic violence, household substance abuse and other trauma. Read More ►
April 16, 2014
Campbell Law excels in Feeding Frenzy charitable contributions
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School collected more food donations than the other three Triangle law schools for the 2014 North Carolina Feeding Frenzy. Led by Campbell Law Student Bar Association President Wes Saunders and third-year student Jasmine Lucas, the law school collected more than 5,300 pounds of food, which will provide over 10,000 meals to area residents. Read More ►
April 15, 2014
Froehling presents at domestic violence CLE
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Beth Froehling recently co-presented on domestic violence for practitioners at Litigation Training: Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases, April 9-10 in Cary. The continuing legal education (CLE) event was hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association in partnership with the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Read More ►
April 14, 2014
International investment arbitration professor Álvaro Pereira to present at Campbell Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law will host international investment arbitration professor Álvaro Pereira for a brown-bag lecture and question-and-answer session on Tuesday, April 15 at noon in room 307. The event is hosted by Campbell Law’s Community, Diversity and Student Life Committee. Read More ►
April 11, 2014
Campbell Law hosts inaugural mentor appreciation reception
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law hosted its inaugural mentor appreciation reception for participants of the Campbell Law Connections program on Thursday, April 10 at the Cardinal Club. More than 110 program mentors, mentees, members of the judiciary and local legal community, and members of the Campbell Law community attended the function. Read More ►
April 10, 2014
Professor Jones to speak at Norfolk State civil rights roundtable
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law Amos Jones will speak at a 50-year commemorative scholars roundtable on civil rights at Norfolk State University on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. The event, “Constructing Citizenship from 1619 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” features a panel of prominent legal experts and scholars discussing the history of civil rights in America, beginning in 1619 and culminating in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Read More ►
April 9, 2014
Campbell Law hosts annual scholarship luncheon
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School hosted its annual luncheon for scholarship donors on Wednesday, April 9. More than 70 donors, alumni, students, faculty, and staff members attended the event, including numerous distinguished Campbell Law alumni and former faculty members. Read More ►
April 3, 2014
Campbell Law ranks second on February N.C. Bar Exam
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Board of Law Examiners for the State of North Carolina has confirmed that Campbell Law School ranked second among the seven North Carolina law schools for first-time bar passage on the February 2014 North Carolina Bar Exam. Of the six Campbell Law graduates who sat for the exam for the first time, five (83.33%) passed. Read More ►
April 2, 2014
Shipman & Wright, LLP to sponsor Campbell Law advocacy team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Shipman & Wright, LLP has agreed to supply financial assistance in support of a Campbell Law advocacy team. The firm’s gift will assist a group of Campbell Law students participating at the Show Me Challenge Voir Dire Competition, April 2-6, in Kansas City, Mo. Read More ►
April 2, 2014
Self-defense expert Andrew Branca to speak at Campbell Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - Nationally renowned self-defense expert Andrew Branca will speak at Campbell Law School next Tuesday, April 8 at noon in room 105. Branca, author of “The Law of Self Defense” will speak on how self-defense has become one of the latest hot button issues in gun law politics. He will also address North Carolina’s Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws. Read More ►
March 31, 2014
Campbell Law holds inaugural flag raising ceremony
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard presided over a brief ceremony as the law school raised the American flag on campus for the first time on Monday, March 31. Cadets from NC State University’s Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program assisted with the ceremony as the flag was raised on the recently added flagpole, which was donated by the Campbell Law class of 2013 in collaboration with the Military Law Student Association. Read More ►
March 31, 2014
Professor Lee speaks at Mississippi College School of Law
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Associate Professor of Law Kevin Lee served as one of seven invited speakers at a conference at Mississippi College School of Law, March 28-29. Lee discussed his paper, “Proximity and Loyalty, Levinas, Alterity, and Meinhard v. Salmon,” which examines the thought of European philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, who wrote in the early 20th century. Read More ►
March 28, 2014
Men’s Legal Caucus raises $1,500 for First Tee of the Triangle
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s Men’s Legal Caucus (MLC) recently raised $1,500 for the First Tee of the Triangle during the group’s annual charity golf tournament, the Campbell Law Classic. More than 60 participants took part in the tournament on Sunday, March 23 at River Ridge Golf Club. Read More ►
March 28, 2014
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP to sponsor Campbell Law moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP has provided financial assistance to support a moot court team. The firm’s support will assist a group of Campbell Law students participating at the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, March 26-30, in Morgantown, W. Va. Read More ►
March 27, 2014
Campbell Law to host Wake County District Attorney Candidate Forum
RALEIGH, N.C. - In a display of bipartisanship, the Campbell Law Republicans and Campbell Law Democrats will host a Wake County District Attorney Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 1. Area residents are invited to join the Campbell Law community at the forum, which will begin at 6 p.m. in room 105 at the law school. Read More ►
March 27, 2014
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to sponsor Campbell Law moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has agreed to financially sponsor a moot court team. Through the firm’s support, a group of Campbell Law students will be able to participate in the Jerome Price Evidence Moot Court Competition, March 26-30, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read More ►
March 26, 2014
Law Library provides Scholarly Repository as free resource
RALEIGH, N.C. - The institutional scholarship of Campbell Law School is available to the public for free thanks to the Campbell Law Scholarly Repository, maintained by the school’s Library. Read More ►
March 25, 2014
Steer collects inaugural Anglin Law Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Second-year student Fiona Steer was named the recipient of the Anglin Law Award at Campbell Law’s 37th annual Law Day Banquet on Saturday, March 22. A native of Raleigh, Steer is the inaugural recipient of the $2,000 award. Read More ►
March 21, 2014
Brian L. Frye to speak at Campbell Law on Monday
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School’s Community, Diversity and Student Life Committee will host Brian L. Frye for “Watergate and the Historiography of the Presidency” on Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. A filmmaker and law professor, Frye recently produced Our Nixon, which was broadcast on CNN and opened in theaters nationwide. He teaches courses in copyright, intellectual property, nonprofit organizations and civil procedure at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Read More ►
March 21, 2014
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, March 22. 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 Raleigh Convention Center. Read More ►
March 20, 2014
Safran Law Offices to sponsor moot court team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Safran Law Offices has agreed to financially support a competitive moot court team. The firm’s support will empower a Campbell Law team to compete at the Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition, March 21-22, in Washington, D.C. Read More ►
March 19, 2014
Montgomery named head of state criminal division
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law adjunct professor Robert Montgomery has been appointed Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. The appointment was recently announced by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. Read More ►
March 18, 2014
Campbell Law to host Craven-Everett American Inn of Court
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will play host to a meeting of the Craven-Everett American Inn of Court on Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Judge Stuart Couch, a 1996 Campbell Law graduate and Immigration Judge in the Charlotte Immigration Court, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, will serve as the featured speakers. Read More ►
March 17, 2014
Bridges named to N.C. Bar Association Leadership Academy
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Dean of Administration Ulmer Zack “Zeke” Bridges, III, has been named to the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy’s Class of 2014. Bridges is one of 17 new members to the academy. Read More ►
March 14, 2014
Campbell Law Pro Bono Council strengthens portfolio
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Campbell Law School Pro Bono Council has added four new projects to its repertoire over the course of the 2013-14 academic year. The Reentry Project, Child Permanency Appeals Project, Navigator Healthcare Project and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project are all new additions that successfully complement Campbell Law’s longest-running pro bono project, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. Read More ►
March 13, 2014
Wake County D.A. Willoughby honored with Iredell Award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Wake County District Attorney C. Colon Willoughby, Jr., was presented the James Iredell Award last night by Campbell Law School’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fraternity. A graduate of Campbell Law’s 1979 charter class, Willoughby received the award at a reception and dinner held at the Cardinal Club in downtown. Read More ►
March 12, 2014
Federalist Society to host Second Amendment debate
RALEIGH, N.C. - A nationally-recognized attorney and two members of the North Carolina political class will participate in a Second Amendment debate at Campbell Law School next Wednesday, March 19. Alan Gura, former state senator Ellie Kinnaird and current state representative Paul Luebke will participate in the event hosted by the Campbell Law Federalist Society. Read More ►
March 11, 2014
Campbell Law climbs five spots in latest U.S. News rankings
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School climbed five spots and remained in the top tier for law schools per the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released on Tuesday, March 11. Standing 121st nationally, the ranking bests Campbell Law’s previous benchmark of 126 set a year ago. Read More ►
March 10, 2014
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton provide support for Campbell Law mock trial team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP has agreed to financially sponsor a competitive mock trial team. The firm’s support will allow a group of students to participate at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, March 25-31, in Houston, Texas. Read More ►
March 7, 2014
Smith Moore Leatherwood to sponsor Campbell Law mock trial team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP has agreed to financially sponsor a competitive mock trial team. The firm’s support will provide assistance for a group of students to compete at the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (NSTAC) of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Campbell Law will compete in the Raleigh region, March 20-23, with the national finals slated for April 10-13 in Santa Monica, Calif. Read More ►
March 6, 2014
Wallace to serve on panel at Second Amendment symposium
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Associate Professor of Law Greg Wallace will serve as a panelist at “Locked & Loaded: The Debate on the Second Amendment and Gun Control.” The event, which will be held at The Big Chill in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, is presented by Charlotte Law School’s Law Review. Read More ►
February 28, 2014
Ogletree Deakins to sponsor Campbell Law trial team
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Ogletree Deakins has agreed to financially sponsor a competitive moot court team. The firm’s support will provide assistance for the team’s travel, lodging and preparation for the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, March 6-8, in Boston, Mass. Read More ►
February 28, 2014
Wallace wins disability appeals in Sixth and Eighth Circuits
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Associate Professor of Law Greg Wallace recently won two cases in federal appellate courts in the Sixth and Eighth Circuits. In both cases he represented disability claimants whose claims had been denied by the Social Security Administration. Read More ►
February 26, 2014
West named 2014 Women in Business award winner
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West has been named a 2014 Women in Business award winner by the Triangle Business Journal. A 2010 Campbell Law graduate, West will be recognized at an awards luncheon on April 7 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh. Read More ►
February 24, 2014
Pully named to U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Campbell Law student William A. Pully, II to the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission. A second-year law student, Pully is a native of Rocky Mount, N.C. Read More ►
February 19, 2014
Campbell Law earns high marks from The National Jurist for bar passage, employment
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School scored an “A” in bar passage and an “A-“ in employment in new rankings recently released by The National Jurist. With the rankings Campbell Law stands as one of just 22 institutions nationally to receive a grade of “A-“ or better in both the bar passage and employment categories. Read More ►
February 18, 2014
Competitive scholarships open doors to opportunity
RALEIGH, N.C. - Throughout the years, Campbell Law has offered a generous scholarship program. For the 2013-14 academic year, more than $1.2 million in scholarships was awarded to over 70 percent of the first-year class, with returning students receiving more than $1.8 million. Read More ►
February 12, 2014
Froehling to co-present at Festival of Legal Learning CLE
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Beth Froehling will co-present a two-part session on domestic violence for practitioners during the Festival of Legal Learning continuing legal education (CLE) event, Feb. 14-15. The program is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. Read More ►
February 10, 2014
Professor Lukasik presents at annual School Attorneys’ Conference
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Lukasik presented at the 47th annual School Attorneys’ Conference on Friday, Feb. 7 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. Lukasik led the conference program on special education litigation and introduced participants to her research on data derived from a review of administrative decisions in this area. Read More ►
February 7, 2014
Professor Lee participates in “Love & Law” conference at Pepperdine
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Associate Professor of Law Dr. Kevin Lee participated in the “Love & Law” conference at the Herbert & Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics at Pepperdine University on Friday, Feb. 7. Dr. Lee’s presentation, “Agape, Eros, Caritas and the Law,” was included as a part of a breakout session on theology and the law. Read More ►
February 6, 2014
Campbell Law to offer ethics CLE in Fayetteville
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will offer a one-hour ethics continuing legal education (CLE) program to alumni in the Fayetteville-area on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Judge John Tyson will present “Ethical Considerations in Multi-Party Representation” at the Cumberland County Library in the Pate room. Read More ►
February 5, 2014
Professor Sawchak to lead CLE program on unfair-business-practices laws
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Professor Matt Sawchak will lead a continuing legal education program (CLE) on unfair-business-practices laws for the Research Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporal Counsel (ACC) on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The program is presented by Ellis & Winters LLP. Read More ►
February 4, 2014
Campbell Law celebrates Black History Month
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School will celebrate Black History Month with a slate of events organized by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). The trio of programming will run throughout the month of February, including a film viewing and two panel discussions. Read More ►
February 3, 2014
Professor Lukasik presents at NC-CEC Conference
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Lukasik presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children’s (NC-CEC) annual conference on Thursday, Jan. 30 in nearby Pinehurst, N.C. Lukasik delivered an hour-long presentation, “North Carolina’s Special Education Litigation: Practical Lessons from a Decade of Data.” Read More ►
January 31, 2014
Campbell Law Career Center holds third-annual Mock Interview Day
RALEIGH, N.C. - Nearly 40 Campbell Law students participated in the Campbell Law Career & Professional Development Center’s third-annual Mock Interview Day on Friday, Jan. 31. Each student was paired with one of seven participating employers, five 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 ►
January 23, 2014
Professor Currin elected N.C. Rules Review Commission Chairman
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Professor Margaret Currin has been elected to serve as the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC) Chairman by a vote of the commission members. Currin was initially appointed to the commission by the North Carolina Senate in 2011, reappointed in 2013 and has served as the organization’s first vice chairman since her initial appointment. Read More ►
January 21, 2014
Professor Sawchak named to 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers List of Top 10 Lawyers
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Professor Matt Sawchak has been named to the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 10 list. In addition to his faculty responsibilities at Campbell Law, Sawchak practices in business litigation, antitrust litigation and appeals with Ellis & Winters LLP. Read More ►
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. Read More ►
January 15, 2014
Professor Jones to address Wake County CLS
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law Amos Jones will serve as the keynote speaker at the Wake County Christian Legal Society (CLS) monthly luncheon on Friday, Jan. 17. His topic will be the responsibilities in the world of empowered laypeople. Read More ►
January 13, 2014
Bridges promoted to assistant dean of administration
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Ulmer Zack “Zeke” Bridges, III, has been promoted to assistant dean of administration effective Jan. 1, 2014. He joined the law school administration as the director of mentorship on Jan. 28, 2013. A 2003 Campbell Law graduate, Bridges brings nearly 10 years of private practice experience into his role at the law school. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Read More ►
January 8, 2014
Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst to deliver Campbell Law commencement address
RALEIGH, N.C. - Red Hat President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Whitehurst will deliver the commencement address at Campbell Law School’s 36th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 9. 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 ►
January 6, 2014
West elevated to assistant dean of external relations
RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Megan West has been elevated to assistant dean of external relations effective Jan. 1, 2014. West joined the law school administration as the director of alumni relations & annual giving in Sept. 2012. A 2010 Campbell Law graduate, West served as an associate attorney at Martin & Jones, PLLC in Raleigh prior to returning to her alma mater. Read More ►