Campbell Law sponsors First Lady’s Luncheon for Kristin Cooper (L ’82)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School served as the event sponsor for the 2017 First Lady’s Luncheon in honor of Kristin Cooper, wife of newly elected North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, on Friday, Jan. 6 at the North Carolina State Bar in downtown Raleigh. The new First Lady of North Carolina, Cooper graduated from Campbell Law in 1982.

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“We’re excited and proud to have an alumna of our fine institution in the Governor’s mansion,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “As First Lady of our state, Kristin Cooper serves as a fabulous role model for our students and alums alike.”

Leonard offered remarks and extended congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the law school at the event. Campbell University First Lady Kathy Creed, Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West Sherron and several law school faculty and alumni accompanied Leonard in the law school’s delegation at the event.

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. The school has twice received the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association, honoring its First-Year Professionalism Development Series in 2003 and the Connections mentorship program in 2016. The school has also been recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,900 alumni, including more than 3,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit



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