Campbell Law Review to host COVID-19-focused symposium March 18

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls will be among the experts presenting on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the legal system as part of Campbell Law Review’s 2021 annual symposium, which will be held virtually this year. Topics include civil justice reform, bankruptcy, qui tam claims and the intersection of North Carolina’s Constitution and public health.

The symposium, “Pandemic Pandemonium: Hindsight Really is 2020,” will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. The event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided to all participants and students will receive free admission, as well as the first 20 attorneys who sign up for the symposium, which is worth four hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar. Those attorneys who register after the initial 20 will pay $15 to cover the cost of CLE credit. 

The panels will feature speakers including The Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, Chief United Stated Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of N.C., and North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz.  All panels will be moderated by Campbell Law faculty, including Dean J. Rich Leonard, former judge of the Eastern District United States Bankruptcy Court, who will lead a panel discussion on COVID-19 and bankruptcy.

Many of the speakers have contributed to Volume 43 of Campbell Law Review. Volume 43, which boasts three robust issues each with distinct topics that all come together to help inform the Spring 2021 Symposium. To order a copy of the Winter Issue, please use this link.

Campbell Law Review’s annual symposium strives to feature pertinent topics to encourage discussion in the field for law practitioners, students and scholars. Pandemic Pandemonium will build upon the strong foundation from past topics, which include a look at voting rights and administrative law in North Carolina.

Registration for the event is available through Campbell Law Review’s website.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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.