Campbell Law names Darius Boxley ‘21 manager of new sports law clinic 

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School alumnus Darius Boxley ‘21 will be the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic Office Manager and Legal Assistant, Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today.

During law school, Boxley worked as a year-long clerk for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he investigated, mediated and drafted motions concerning compliance of Title VII and ADA laws. In addition, while serving as president of the Campbell Sports Law Association and as the Community Service Chair of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), he worked firsthand with the Dean of Students in planning community programs and hosting informational presentations. 

“Darius’ passion for sports and his legal experience with the EEOC and on the NFL Negotiations Team made him the perfect choice for this position,” Leonard explained. “His experience has prepared him to maintain all the office functions as well as communicate with clients, students, professors and professionals in the industry.”

Boxley also competed on the law school’s NFL Negotiations Team, where he developed an in-depth understanding of NFL contract formation and constructed contracts for NFL players and placed in the Top 10 nationally.

“My experience in document review, my strong interpersonal skills, my experience working in law and my ability to bring diversity to the workplace will allow me to be an immediate asset to the clinic,” Boxley said. 

“I’ve always had a passion for the business of sports. I’m excited to be a part of the Sports Law Clinic because it is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best individuals in the business (Mr. Shipman), while helping college athletes realize their value.”

Most recently Boxley has been performing document review for ICF, while awaiting his July bar exam results. He also interned at the law office of Farley Holt in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania during the summer of 2018.

He is a graduate of Robert Morris University where he earned a BS/BA in Sport Management in 2017. There he won the Bow Tie Award and the Robert Morris Signature Leadership Award. He was also named Ambassador of Equality and among the Who’s Who Among Students in American Leadership Award.

Campbell Law launched its sixth pro bono clinic — the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic — in August 2021 thanks to a generous donation from alumnus Gary Shipman ‘80, a founding partner in the Wilmington-based Shipman & Wright LLP, Leonard said.

Shipman, an adjunct professor, is directing the sports law clinic, which became available to third-year law students just in time for the Fall 2021 semester. Susan Dunn, also an adjunct professor, will help supervise the clinic’s students.

Located in the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law building in downtown Raleigh, the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic plans to provide local student athletes with the specialized legal services they need to navigate the changing environment in which student athletes may engage in agreements with third parties to profit from the use of their NIL while observing NCAA rules about improper inducements. 

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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 4,400 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.