RALEIGH — Campbell Law School is once again ranked as the ninth most devout Christian school in the nation by preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, in its Spring 2021 edition.
Every two years, preLaw magazine spotlights the country’s “Most Devout Law Schools.” Campbell Law, which is among the 46 law schools in the U.S. that have ties to faith, has been recognized for its devoutness, which is determined by how much emphasis a school places on religion in its curriculum, faculty makeup and daily campus life.
As preLaw magazine wrote in its rankings: “We recognize schools that combine legal education with religious values. It’s particularly poignant in the age of COVID-19, when many people are searching for answers and comfort. Dealing with adversity has become part of the new normal — as much as mask wearing and social distancing. Adversity is with us every day, after all. COVID-19 has swept the nation, touching every corner, nearing 30 million cases thus far. More than half a million people have died. Many are searching for hope, comfort and relief. For some, that means turning to God.”
Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard explained, “We encourage students every day to examine the relationship between spiritual and legal topics, to explore the theological foundations for law, to think differently about justice and the legal system, and to consider how they can contribute toward a more just and merciful society while respecting every student’s freedom to religion.”
Campbell Law provides students with courses that delve into topics interdependent with Christian perspectives and law. Courses such as Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought and Introduction to Legal Theory: Ancient to Modern, explore the theological nature of law, Christian conceptions of justice and religiously-informed critiques of American legal history.