Hartsell & Williams PA sponsor Campbell Law Nottingham LL.M. trip

Photo of Campbell Law students presenting dissertation topics at Nottingham Law School

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School alumni Merritt White ’87 and Jay White ’91, longtime partners along with fellow Campbell Law alumni at Hartsell & Williams PA, are once again generously sponsoring students’ Spring Break trip to Nottingham, United Kingdom, with Dean J. Rich Leonard.

Ten students are currently in Nottingham at Nottingham Trent University‘s law school as part of the work they must complete to earn their Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Legal Practice. This trip allows the students to meet face-to-face with faculty and fellow students and present the topics for their dissertations. This degree offering is also available for judges and practicing attorneys. Joining the students are Professors Caity Swift and Shawn Fields.

  • Judge John “Calvin” Chandler ’98
  • Judge Scott Ussery 
  • Judge Teresa Freeman
  • Judge William Bland 
  • Sarah Varela ’24
  • Vincenzo “Vinny” Conciatori ’24


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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