Campbell Law School to host session of N.C. Court of Appeals on March 22

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RALEIGHCampbell Law School will host a session of the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday, March 22, in the Boyce Courtroom.  The presiding judges for this session will be made up of Campbell Law alumni — Chief Judge Donna Stroud ‘88, Judge John Tyson ‘79, Judge Toby Hampson ‘02 and Judge Jeff Carpenter ’03.

Campbell Law students are encouraged to attend the proceedings to view the presentation of two cases – one civil and one criminal. 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 first case, State v. Ambriz, appealed on the grounds that the State’s evidence failed to establish that Mr. Ambriz was a participant in a drug deal, and on the grounds that his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated because he spent over five years in prison before being convicted. 

The second case, Singleton v. NCDHHS, involves a state constitutional challenge that bans physicians from operating “formal” surgical facilities without first obtaining a certificate of need from the state.

The original second case, Short v. CircusTrix Holdings, LLC, involving an injury at a SkyZone in Charlotte has been settled, according to the court.

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


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 4,500 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law celebrated 45 years of graduating legal leaders and a dozen years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.