Law professors Kevin P. Lee, Bobbi Jo Boyd receive promotions

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Campbell Law School Professors Kevin P. Lee and Bobbi Jo Boyd were promoted by the Campbell University Board of Trustees on Oct. 24.

The board approved Lee’s promotion to full professor and Boyd’s grant of tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard said, “I am delighted that Professors Lee and Boyd have reached these milestones, as both are true leaders in taking our school to new heights.”

Professor Kevin Lee
Kevin P. Lee

Lee is a multidimensional legal scholar and teacher with advanced degrees in Christian ethics, religious studies and philosophy and religion. He couples his long-standing interest in the phenomenon of human religiousness with his interest in the emerging networked, globalized society. His academic work over the past few years has centered on the philosophical implications of the information revolution for thinking about the nature of law. He writes on the Philosophy of Information and Jurisprudence. As a result, he is an emerging leader in the field of legal technology, teaching “Computational Law” since 2014 and designing a course in conjunction with the Engineering School at North Carolina State University. In 2017, he was named one of the Fastcase 50 and he served as the inaugural chair of NCBA’s Committee on the Future of Law. After helping organize the Raleigh Legal Hackers group, he helped create Campbell Legal Hackers, the first law school chapter of its kind, which hosted one of the most visited nodes in the global Computational Law and Blockchain Festival.

Photo of Law Professor Bobbi Jo Boyd
Law Professor Bobbi Jo Boyd

Boyd is a teacher and scholar in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law. She researches issues related to the collateral consequences of having contact with the criminal justice system, as well as occupational licensing regulatory regimes. She has served on the Ethics Committee at the North Carolina State Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Boyd was selected as a fellow for the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP). Prior to joining Campbell Law, Boyd spent nine years at the University of North Carolina School of Law as the Deputy Director of the Legal Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy Program, where she helped develop the legal writing program and taught Professional Responsibility. Boyd is an experienced advocate, having successfully represented clients before the appellate courts of North Carolina in her capacity as a criminal defense attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender.


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. In 2019, Campbell Law will celebrate 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. For more information, visit