Campbell Law to host North Carolina Court of Appeals on Feb. 12

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School will host a session of the North Carolina Court of Appeals beginning at 2 p.m on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in the Boyce Courtroom.  

The presiding judges for this session will be made up of Campbell Law alumni — Judges Donna Stroud ’88, Toby Hampson ’02, Michael Stading ’06, John Tyson ’79, Allegra Collins ’06 and Jeff Carpenter ’03, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced. 

Campbell Law students are encouraged to attend the proceedings to view the presentation of two cases – one civil and one criminal, Leonard said.

Advocates for each case will present their oral arguments before the Court, which will review each case thoroughly before issuing judgments. Advocates will then have the option of appealing the ruling to the North Carolina Supreme Court. 

The cases presented for this session will be COA23-650 State v. Fearns with Stroud, Hampson and Stading presiding and COA23-591 Jones v. N.C. Department of Public Safety with Tyson, Collins and Carpenter presiding.

A reception will be held immediately following the close of the afternoon session at 3:30 p.m. to provide students, faculty and staff the opportunity to speak with the judges. 

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Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law 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 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.