Campbell Law Students Take Best Brief at Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. – Three second-year Campbell Law students – Tim Lendino, Natalie Rice, and Alka Srivastava – competed in the J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held on February 25-28, 2010 at the University of North Carolina School of Law. The team performed exceptionally, earning both team and individual honors.

The team, coached by Dean Bryan Boyd and Professor Bobbi Jo Boyd, won Best Brief in the competition and Tim Lendino earned a “Top 10 Oralist” designation. The team’s representation of their client (a public school teacher and a local school board) in each round of appellate oral arguments was impressive, effective and professional. After the first two rounds, Campbell Law was already in the Top 8 and was able to skip round three. In round four, the Campbell Law team topped a team from Duke, and that victory left Campbell as the last team in the competition from North Carolina. In the quarterfinals, Campbell came up short against a talented team from Widener University School of Law.

The Campbell Law students served as exceptional ambassadors of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Several other teams commented on their professionalism, good sportsmanship, and ability to craft compelling legal arguments in oral and written form.

“Winning the Best Brief award at the 2010 J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition is a point of great pride for Campbell Law School,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “This marks the third year in a row that a student team from Campbell has secured this honor at a national moot court competition. Campbell Law students are exceptional writers because they are taught how to clearly analyze and communication relevant points about complex legal issues.”

About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University 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 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 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 21 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit