Campbell Law facility once again ranked among top by preLaw magazine

Photo of front of building entrance off Hillsborough

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School’s downtown campus has once again been recognized as one of the best law school facilities in the nation by preLaw magazine. 

Of the six North Carolina law schools, Campbell Law is one of only two to make the cut.

As the magazine points out, following the shutdown of campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, law school facilities hold more value than ever to students as they have returned to campus, some for the first time.

In selecting the facilities for inclusion, the magazine assessed aesthetics (50%), square footage per student on campus (10%), library hours and library seats per students (15%),  amenities — dining options, fitness and lockers (15%) — and parking, sustainability and others (10%).

The complete list is available via the preLaw magazine website. The publication ranked the top 25 law schools and graded each in its Spring 2022  issue. Campbell Law received a B+ grade.

“It’s no secret that we have a spectacular campus and an outstanding location,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Our facility is one that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni all take pride in, and I hope that our neighbors in the downtown Raleigh community do as well. I am grateful daily to those who came before me for our tremendous building.”

Campbell Law relocated from its native Buies Creek to its current location at 225 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh prior to the 2009-10 academic year. With approximately 111,000 total square footage of space, the former corporate office facility boasts a 268-seat library, a 150-seat auditorium, a wireless network throughout campus, study carrels and lockers, student parking on campus, a chapel, coffee shop and offices for several student organizations. 

The law school is also home to the Eugene Boyce Center of Advocacy, which consists of three courtrooms and an advocacy suite with professors’ offices and conference rooms. Campbell Law has spent more than $500,000 dollars equipping all three courtrooms with state-of-the-art technology since 2015.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law 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 4,500 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law celebrated 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.