Anstett, Borden win Bowser Client Counseling Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. – Second-year Campbell Law students Zachary Anstett and Peter Borden won the recent 2016 Richard T. Bowser Client Counseling Competition, Nov. 1-2, at the law school. An extremely competitive event, this year featured a three-way battle for the title during the final round with professors Melissa Essary and Lisa Lukasik serving as the final judges.

A native of Severna Park, Md., Anstett is also a Public Service Scholar Award recipient. Borden hails from Raleigh.

The Bowser Client Counseling Competition is annually hosted by the Old Kivett Advocacy Council (OKAC). OKAC is comprised of student representatives, who organize the annual law school competitions, including the Richard A. Lord Intramural Moot Court Competition, the Campbell Law Negotiation Intramural Competition and the Richard T. Bowser Client Counseling Competition. Through their planning process and the participation of their fellow student competitors, the top students are selected to represent the law school in regional and national competitions.

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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