Campbell Law celebrates Black History Month

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School will celebrate Black History Month with a slate of events organized by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). The trio of programming will run throughout the month of February, including a film viewing and two panel discussions.

“Black History Month is both a nationally and culturally significant celebration,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “I appreciate our BLSA in taking the lead to plan and orchestrate these events, and I have no doubt that they will result in fruitful discussions amongst our students and faculty.”

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, BLSA will host a viewing of the award-winning film “The House I Live in.” The film explores the complex history of the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex within the United States. The viewing will begin at 6 p.m. in room 105 at the law school.

A discussion on the themes apparent in “The House I Live in” will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11. A distinguished panel of guest participants from throughout North Carolina will participate in and facilitate the discussion. Topics will include the war on drugs and the issues and causes of the disproportionate number of minorities within America’s prison system. The noon discussion will take place in room 105 at the law school.

Another panel of leading lawyers will take part in a discussion on race neutrality in the legal profession on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The panel will discuss the challenges faced by minorities at all levels of the legal profession, including law professors, attorneys and judges. The panel dialogue is set for noon in room 105 at the law school.

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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 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 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 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