Campbell Law turns 40, marks 10 years in Raleigh with 10/40 Gala on March 22

Photo of outside of Raleigh's new Union Station

RALEIGH — Campbell Law is currently celebrating  the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class, and the 10th anniversary of the school’s trailblazing move to North Carolina’s capital city.  The law school is commemorating these milestones with special events and programming throughout 2019, including a 10/40 Gala Celebration for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends at Raleigh’s new Union Station at 7 p.m. on March 22.  

The yearlong celebration theme, “10/40: From the Capital to the Creek,” pays homage to the school’s rich heritage, as well as its strong faculty and alumni legacies. Lauded as a leading institution of legal education in the South, Campbell Law is a unique community of diverse individuals brought together by a singular purpose — to use the practice of law in order to create a more just and merciful society.  

“2019 commemorates four remarkable decades of graduating ‘next-gen’ leaders,” Dean J. Rich Leonard says. “We invite alumni and the community to join us in celebrating this historic milestone, and we look forward to providing students with a world-class legal education for decades to come.”

Tickets for the 10/40 Gala, which will feature music by DJ Bunn, food by Posh Nosh Catering, unique N.C. beverages, a photo booth, a chance to sit on the Dean’s now famous #Cobi Conference Bike, one-of-a-kind door prizes for the first 200 guests, and more, are limited and selling quickly. Purchase yours at

The law school’s many accomplishments have recently been featured in Raleigh Magazine, the Walter magazine and Midtown Magazine as well as the High Point Enterprise newspaper and on numerous local TV stations including Spectrum News, ABC 11 and CBS 17.

For complete 2019 celebration information, schedules, and tickets, visit  

Campbell Law was founded by Campbell University’s visionary third president, Norman Adrian Wiggins, in 1976 with a charter class of 97 students. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated from the Campbell University main campus in Buies Creek, N.C. to its current downtown Raleigh location at 225 Hillsborough St. to better capitalize on educational and public service opportunities. Prior to the move, Raleigh had been the largest state capital in the U.S. without a law school.

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 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. Throughout 2019, Campbell Law is celebrating 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.