Member Spotlight: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Posted on November 15th, 2018

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. Among its accolades, 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 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law will celebrate 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.

Growing with Our Community

The first-year law students entering the 2018 academic year at Campbell Law represent a significant milestone. They are the 10th new class of 1L students since the school moved from Buies Creek, the pastoral home of Campbell University, to bustling downtown Raleigh. The second largest class in the school’s history represents the journey not only the school has made by moving to the state capitol but the decade-long transformation the city has realized in becoming one of the fastest-growing and vibrant cities in America.

 

Cutting Edge

In addition to being the crossroads of state government and home to local, state and federal courts as well as prestigious law firms, the Triangle is a nationally recognized tech hub. Campbell Law embraces this spirit of innovation with cutting-edge programs, including, for example, expanded courses in legal technology. Creative students in the school’s Coding for Lawyers class recently teamed with their professor and a tech company to develop an acclaimed app for our Blanchard Community Law Clinic, among other nonprofit organizations, that aids people seeking to expunge their criminal records and make a fresh start.

Always looking to be innovative, Campbell Law offers a 3+3 accelerated dual degree program with nearby Meredith College, inviting students to earn an undergraduate degree and a juris doctor in six years rather than seven, saving both time and money.

 

Faculty with Experience

As passionate about developing skillful and caring lawyers as they are about their pursuit of legal scholarship, the faculty and staff of Campbell Law are committed to the academic and professional success of every student.

Our faculty comes from a variety of educational and practical backgrounds, and they draw upon their real-world experiences to offer relevant and valuable insight.

We have an open-door policy that extends from faculty and staff members to our highest administrators, ensuring that students at Campbell Law are never lacking an expert to answer questions, a mentor to offer guidance, or a professional role model to lead the way. By taking a genuine interest in each of our students and making ourselves accessible to them, we ensure their success in the future.

 

Focus on Preparing Lawyers

Campbell Law has long been known for its emphasis on trial advocacy. This academic year, the school has sponsored more than 30 mock trial and moot court teams. Campbell Law teams have won many of the nation’s top trial competitions including three national championships, five national runners-up, seven national semifinalists, four regional championships and 12 national individual best advocate awards.

 

 

 

Giving Back, Gaining Experience

Campbell Law School is continually developing and expanding its clinical programs. All four of our legal clinics provide students with practical, hands-on experience while offering valuable services to low-income members of our community. These clinics include: the Blanchard Community Law Clinic, the Restorative Justice Clinic, the Senior Law Clinic, and the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic. In each, our students work with real clients under the supervision of a practicing attorney.

 

Dual Degree Programs

In an effort to provide students with maximum exposure and preparedness for a wide assortment of career opportunities in fields that continue to shape the economy, Campbell Law offers nine dual degree programs – five with Campbell University and four with NC State University. These include The Juris Doctor & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Accounting Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Business Administration Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Divinity Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Public Administration Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Science in Public Health Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Social Work Program, The Juris Doctor & Master of Trust and Wealth Management Program.