RALEIGH – Campbell Law School has won the 2021 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy beating out perennial winner Wake Forest Law and Duke Law schools, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced.
The annual joint program of the N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)’s Young Lawyers Division, the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) and the Feeding the Carolinas food banks, the competition aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks. The “food and fund” drive competition ran from March 1-31.
“While we are excited to announce that Campbell Law School has won this year’s Legal Feeding Frenzy, the real winners are the folks who will receive help from the Feeding the Carolinas food banks during these trying times,” Leonard said.
Campbell Law narrowly won the total pounds with bonuses – 48,705 and total dollars raised $9,469.83. Wake Forest Law came in second with total pounds with bonuses – 48,237 and total dollars raised – $9,415.55. Duke Law was third with total pounds with bonuses – 8,630 and total dollars raised –$43,995.85.
“The legal feeding frenzy is especially important this year, as many local food banks are struggling to meet the demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wallace Fellow for Pro Bono Kristen Longmire ‘20. “Many food banks are seeing a demand for food up 30%, while the pandemic continues to negatively affect our community.”
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein announced the winners virtually at this link saying this year’s Legal Feeding Frenzy the most successful yet. “With your help, we were able to donate $230,539.89 (the equivalent of 922,160 pounds of food) to our local Feeding the Carolinas food banks,” he said.
Other winners included:
- MVAwas the large firm winner with total pounds with bonuses – 191,644; total dollars raised – $43,995.85;
- McGuire Woods was the medium firm winner with total pounds with bonuses – 30,359; total dollars raised – $5,421.31;
- Morningstar Law was the small firm winner with total pounds with bonuses – 47,100; total dollars raised –$8,215.25;
- Fisher Law was the solo firm winner with total pounds with bonuses – 16,481; total dollars raised – $3,757.25;
- Legal Aid was the public interest/government winner with total pounds with bonuses – 93,580; total dollars raised –$20,220.75;
- Atriumwas the corporate/in-house winner with total pounds with bonuses – 21,166; total dollars raised – $4,694.66;
- Rose Harrison Gilreath & Powers won the Attorney General’s Cup with an average donation of $1,423;
- Cheyenne Merrigan, Communities Manager at the NCBA earned the Altruist Award.
Erin Ball, Legal Feeding Frenzy co-chair, wrote, “I look forward to seeing the continued growth of this amazing cause in the years to come.”
ABOUT CAMPBELL LAW
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.