Law School welcomes 188 new students, celebrates 10 years in Raleigh

RALEIGH — The first-year law students entering the 2018 academic year at Campbell Law School represent a significant milestone. These 188 young legal minds are the 10th new class of 1L students since the school moved from Buies Creek to its Downtown Raleigh campus.

“I’m always excited to welcome every new student to our law school, but this group represents something very special to me,” says Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “These 188 students represent the journey not only our school has made by moving to Downtown Raleigh, but the decade-long transformation this city has realized in becoming one of the fastest growing and most exciting cities in America.”

This year’s class by the numbers:

  • Second-largest class in Campbell’s history
  • 64 undergraduate institutions represented
  • 45 majors represented
  • 180 traditional students (i.e. full-time)
  • 8 Campbell FLEX students
  • 2 transfer students
  • 1 Patent Certificate Student

Campbell Law’s new students finished orientation by taking the Professionalism Oath. In addition to customary instructional meetings with faculty and staff, new students participated in the eight-part Campbell Advantage orientation program, enjoyed a social BBQ dinner at Haywood Hall, and took part in the annual Campbell Law Court Crawl — a tour of all of the local, state, and federal courts in downtown Raleigh — throughout the remainder of orientation.

Photo: Law Dean J. Rich Leonard welcome first-year law students during his annual “Dinner with the Dean” on Aug. 5.