Campbell Law named to top law schools list; students ranked among most competitive

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RALEIGH — The Princeton Review has once again included Campbell Law School in its prestigious list of the top 165 law schools in the country.

Even more notably, Campbell Law ranked No. 9 for student competitiveness for the third year in a row. The metric is defined by Princeton Review as “based on law student ratings of the degree of competitiveness among students at their law schools and hours outside of class spent studying.”

“We’re seeing a clear and compelling trend among the students at Campbell Law; they are hungry for opportunities and are ready to excel in their coursework,” says Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “The investments we’re making in recruitment and academic programs are producing future lawyers who are going to be attractive job candidates, formidable legal professionals, and engaged community leaders.”

In addition to rigorous and innovative courses, Campbell Law offers students opportunities for hands-on engagement within the vibrant, fast-growing community of North Carolina’s capital city. For example, at the school’s Blanchard Community Law Clinic, students work on cases referred by local nonprofits, often involving life-changing issues such as expunctions, domestic violence protection orders, and landlord/tenant disputes, among others.  Through the school’s

Restorative Justice Clinic students bring victims and offenders together to resolve conflict rather than prioritizing punishment. The students use circles to bring people — some in prison, some in high school — together to find a resolution that is healing.

Campbell Law’s strong showing in The Princeton Review’s top law schools and competitiveness lists comes on the heels of other accolades and superlatives including top ultimate bar passage rate, top law school for practical training, national advocacy titles, and a top ranking for trial advocacy programs.


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 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law will celebrate 40 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.