Dean Essary and Campbell Law Named One of Ten to Watch in 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dean Melissa Essary and Campbell Law School were named one of ’10 to Watch in 2010′ in the January 1, 2010 edition of The News & Observer in Raleigh. The list is an annual compilation of people in the Triangle area who bear watching in the year ahead.

The article points out that Dean Essary was behind Campbell Law School’s historic move to downtown Raleigh, North Carolina from its former home in Buies Creek. It also notes that the relocation was completed in less than two years and, in 2009, the Law School experienced a 25 percent jump in student applications.

With the move now complete, Dean Essary is concentrating on building new connections and relationships in the Capital City. In the spring of 2010, the Law School will begin service with a law clinic in which students will help serve the legal needs of low-income senior citizens. The program is a partnership of Campbell Law School and Progress Energy, in collaboration with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

“Now that we are firmly ensconced in our new Raleigh location, we can concentrate on becoming an integral part of the downtown community,” said Dean Essary. “Raleigh is the legal heartbeat of the state. We are now looking forward to the opportunities that being here in the will bring to our students, faculty and staff.”

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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 and create a more just society. 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. The Law School’s Moot Court Program has recently been ranked in the top ten nationally by the University of Houston’s Blakely Advocacy Institute among 196 ABA accredited law schools. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,000 alumni, including 2,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. For the past 20 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina bar exam is unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In the fall of 2009, Campbell Law School will relocate from the main Campbell University campus to a new location in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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