Campbell law professor receives Dean’s award


Buies Creek, N.C.—Campbell University law professor Rick Lord received the Dean’s Award in Teaching Excellence at a ceremony held Sunday, May 2, at the Pope Convocation Center. Lord has been a law professor at Campbell for 28 years.

Lord was ranked first in his class at Memphis State University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team and on the Moot Court Board of Directors. He was also editor-in-chief of the Memphis State Law Review. While at Memphis State, Lord clerked full-time during the summers and worked with the law firm of Walt, Dyer & James. After passing the Tennessee bar exam, Lord took a position with the Robinson, Fisher and Avery law firm. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 1999 and appointed a North Carolina commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 2002.

Lord’s law career spans nearly 35 years and includes tenure at some of the country’s finest law schools, including Indiana University, Indianapolis; Texas Wesleyan Law School of Law; the University of Missouri, Kansas City; and Rutgers University, Camden. He also helped to develop moot court programs at these schools that have routinely ranked among the top 20 programs in the country. In addition, Lord is the author of several books and numerous law review articles.

“Professor Lord is a lawyer’s lawyer, a teacher’s teacher and a scholar’s scholar,” said Melissa Essary, dean of Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. “Thousands of Campbell students have benefitted from the wisdom he has accumulated during his long and distinguished career.”

Photo Copy: Rick Lord (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)

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Date: May/10/10