Campbell Law advocates shine at regionals, head to national BLSA competition

Photo of winning BLSA advocates posing in courtroom

RALEIGH — Campbell Law advocates are heading back to the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) national competition in March after making it to the final round of the BLSA Regional Regional Mock Trial Competition over the weekend.

Third-year competitors Jordan Arroyo, Daisha Barnes, Brandon Irabor and Kathleen Miller guaranteed a spot in the National Competition after coming in second during their first virtual BLSA competition on Jan. 30-31. The team was coached by Campbell Law alumni Kimberly Dixon ’15 and Terrie Nelson ’18.

“All of these students and coaches worked incredibly hard and represented Campbell Law as professional and competent advocates and we couldn’t be more appreciative or proud,” said Professor Tony Ghiotto, director of the law school’s Advocacy Program.

In March 2019, Campbell Law advocates won the Constance Baker Motley National Trial Competition hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). That team was also coached by Dixon.

Also over the weekend, Campbell Law’s Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Team, consisting of Darius Boxley, Carter Cole Mary Harris and coached by Assistant Dean Evin Grant ’17, performed exceptionally well and received high praise in a tough and competitive national competition, Ghiotto added.


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 4,300 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 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.