RALEIGH, N.C. – On March 25, the Campbell Law School chapter of Delta Theta Phi hosted its second annual Judge Robinson O. Everett Awards Gala. The event was held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. More than 100 students, faculty and members of the North Carolina legal community attended.
The Judge Robinson O. Everett Award for Legal Excellence is awarded to an individual who perpetuates the objectives of the Delta Theta Phi fraternity that Judge Everett exemplified so well:
The Campbell Law chapter of Delta Theta Phi was pleased name to Major General William K. Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, as its 2011 Recipient.
General Suter recently celebrated 20 years with the highest court, having served as Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States since February of 1991. He is the nineteenth person to hold this position. Prior to serving as Clerk, he was a career Army Judge Advocate serving in numerous positions of global responsibility, including Appellate Judge, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Vietnam, Staff Judge Advocate of the 101st Airborne Division, Commandant of the JAG School, and the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge. General Suter is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was on the Tulane Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General’s School Graduate Course, the Command and General Staff Colleges, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
About Delta Theta Phi: The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity was founded in 1900 and has become one of the leading professional law fraternities in the world. The fraternity is committed to providing a spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for lawyers and law students to promote their personal, professional and intellectual growth through networking, leadership training, scholarship, guidance and a collective responsibility to the fraternity and the future of the legal profession. Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity with its own authoritatively recognized law review.
About Judge Robinson O. Everett: Robinson O. Everett (March 18, 1928 - June 12, 2009) was an American lawyer, judge and a professor of law at Duke University. He was a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. During his career, Everett served as a senior judge for the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services and as a Commissioner and then Chief Judge for the United States Court of Military Appeals (now the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces) from 1980 until 1990.
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University 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 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 21 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.
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