Members of Campbell Law’s 2019-20 Mock Trial Team announced

Photo of law student Kevin Littlejohn '20 pouring over case briefs at a table preparing for a mock trial

RALEIGH — After an extensive and thorough evaluation process, including the first-ever advance tryout round, Campbell Law has announced the students who have been selected as members of the school’s Mock Trial Team for the 2019-20 academic year.

“This semester a record number of students from the second- and third-year classes participated in tryouts,” said Professor Dan Tilly, director of the law school’s advocacy program.  “This year we brought in 20 different evaluators to judge and vote on the candidates -– including professors, coaches and former advocates.  The process was overwhelmingly difficult.  For the first time in Campbell Law’s history, we had to hold an advanced tryout round.  All of our evaluators were impressed by the strong and capable advocacy skills displayed by everyone.”

Members of the 2019-20 Mock Trial Team are:

  • Jordan Arroyo
  • Ethan Carpenter
  • Weldon Coates
  • Chamberlain Collier
  • Summer Combs
  • John Evans
  • Courtney Haywood
  • Justin Hill
  • Matthew Hobbs
  • Hunter Holtzclaw
  • Brandon Irabor
  • Kevin Littlejohn, II
  • Alexis Massengill
  • Kelsey Myers
  • Daniel Nelson
  • Katherine Orndoff
  • Dane Peddicord
  • Robyn Sanders
  • Madison Sides
  • Joshua Steedly
  • Lydia Stoney
  • Macy Stutts
  • Jake Terrell
  • Adam Webb
  • Michaela Weber

Campbell Law’s advocacy program is ranked among the best nationally by U.S. News & World Report and the National Jurist magazines. Since 2012, Campbell Law student advocates have earned:

  • one international championship
  • two Top Gun champions
  • nine national championships
  • seven regional championships
  • 17 national individual best advocate awards

Dean J. Rich Leonard added, “These were the most competitive tryouts we have ever held, fueled in no small part by the eight advocacy titles we won last year.”


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 is celebrating 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.