First Year Campbell Law Students Excel in Regional Trial Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. – On January 14-16, 48 first-year Campbell Law students competed in the “1L Kilpatrick Stockton Trial Competition” that was administered by the law students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Student teams from Campbell Law School, UNC Law School, Duke Law School and North Carolina Central Law School each entered teams.

After the preliminary rounds, four Best Advocates and four Best Witnesses were announced, and half of these honorees were Campbell Law Students. The selected students included:

Best Advocates:

Mary Aiken Barrow

Ben Spangler

Best Witnesses:

Terry Brown

Scott Harkey

Of the Campbell Law teams participating in this trial competition, five of the teams advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round, two to the Elite Eight and one team made it to the Final Four.

The 48 participating students prepared their case files by returning to Campbell Law prior to the start of classes for the Spring 2010 semester. In addition, they competed after classes began without any reduction in their expected class preparation.

“All of the student participants exhibited the work ethic expected of professionals and should be congratulated for this as well as their excellent accomplishments,” said faculty supervisor and coach, Professor Tom Anderson.

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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