Ogletree Deakins provides gift for mock trial team

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Ogletree Deakins has made a substantial gift to the law school to financially support a mock trial team. The firm’s support will provide assistance for the team’s travel and lodging for the Lone Star Classic Mock Trial Competition at Saint Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 16-18.

“We are grateful for this generous gift from Ogletree Deakins,” said Leonard. “Campbell Law’s advocacy program is well known and ever-growing, and this gift will allow our students to continue competing among the best student advocates at the best competitions in the country.”

The Lone Star Classic is widely known as one of the most competitive mock trial tournaments in the country, with 16 teams invited to participate each year. This year’s competition case file is a criminal trial utilizing the Federal Rules of Evidence and Procedure. The Lone Star Classic seeks to develop students as successful litigators in the criminal field by having the student advocates try a challenging criminal case.

One of the country’s leading labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins provides coverage throughout the United States and also in Europe. Robert A. Sar, a 1995 Campbell Law graduate and Campbell Law Board of Visitors member, serves as the managing shareholder of the firm’s Raleigh office.

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. 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 3,650 alumni, including more than 2,500 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit http://law.campbell.edu.



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