Campbell Law once again recognized among best law school facilities 

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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 in its Winter 2024 issue. 

Of the six North Carolina law schools, Campbell Law, one of only two to make the cut, received a B+ grade.

As the magazine points out, aesthetics, amenities and technology all play large parts in the Best Law School Buildings biennial honor roll.

In selecting the facilities for inclusion, the magazine, which has been ranking law school facilities since 2014, 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%).

“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 is celebrating its 15th year in its current location at 225 Hillsborough Street after relocating from its native Buies Creek 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 a number of 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 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 nearly 5,000 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.