Campbell Law advocates win Regional ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School advocates have won yet another national regional competition, this time the Regional ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC)

Student advocates — Chelsey Wilson, Miriam Sheppard and Brandon Brower — will advance to compete in the national competition in April. Campbell Law had two teams compete virtually in the regional competition, which was held Feb. 18-20, 2021. There were 31 teams that competed in this region. 

Wilson, Sheppard and Brower, coached by Professor Robert Montgomery, went 5-0 in the competition. Sheppard was named fourth best overall oralist.

Students Kenya Glover, Justin Lockett and Abby Hord, coached by Jaime Williams, also represented Campbell Law in the competition. Glover, Lockett and Hord were semifinalists and received high praise throughout the entire competition. 

The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is a moot court competition that emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Moot court competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.


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 4,400 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 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.