Campbell Law climbs five spots in latest U.S. News rankings

RALEIGH —  Campbell Law School climbed five spots and remained in the top tier for law schools per the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released on Tuesday, March 11. Standing 121st nationally, the ranking bests Campbell Law’s previous benchmark of 126 set a year ago.

The ranking is included as a part of the publication’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook, available on newsstands April 8.

“This is a great achievement for our institution,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “As legal education continues to change, we’ve sought ways to stand out while staying true to our roots and providing a strong, robust education that prepares our graduates for future success in practice and leadership. Our continued improvement in this ranking is a testament to the work being done on our campus.”

Campbell Law ranked high in several metrics comprising the overall rankings, including student/faculty ratio, graduates employed nine months after graduation with a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage, and bar passage.

Of the seven law schools in North Carolina, Campbell Law stands as one of four institutions ranked inside the top tier.


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