Safran Law Offices sponsor Campbell’s team in Mockingbird Challenge 

RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today Safran Law Offices has offered to financially sponsor a team of Campbell Law student advocates, who participated in the Mockingbird Challenge on Sept.  26–29 at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama.

This national competition is one of the premier fall semester mock trial competitions. 

Campbell Law has finished in the final four the past two consecutive years and 2018 was no exception. In addition to making it to the quarter finals with her teammates 2Ls Ethan Carpenter and Jake Terrell, 3L Terra Johnson won for the best direct examination. 

“The Safran Law Offices has financially paved the way for our student advocates, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” said Leonard. “Their gift provides the opportunity for our students to learn, get competitive experience, and show the rest of the country how our first-class advocacy program is molding the future leading attorneys of tomorrow. We are in debt to them for their generosity.” 

First introduced in 2016, the Mockingbird Challenge brings elite teams together in a “challenge” style format. After drawing numbers, competing teams challenge their opponents in the first round.  Student lawyers then meet and woodshed their witnesses just before trial begins.  This invitation-only competition is limited to 20 teams.    

 The Safran Law Offices is a full-service law firm located in Raleigh serving the local, regional, and national construction industry.  The firm, offering 40-plus years of combined experience, represents the entire industry—owners, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, trade associations, and legislative groups.  

The firm’s founding partner, Perry Safran, is a 1981 Campbell Law graduate. As one of the state’s leading construction law attorneys, for a decade, Safran was engaged in construction engineering, and, for more than 30 years, he has been engaged in the practice of law. He is a registered arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and a frequent lecturer on construction-related topics. Safran served on Raleigh’s City Council and has served as an adjunct professor at both N.C. State University and Campbell Law School. He serves on a number of boards and is a long-standing member of the Centennial Authority, where he is credited with playing a key role in the construction and continued maintenance of the PNC Arena.  

As part of its commitment to the construction industry, Safran Law Offices frequently provides educational opportunities, through national lecturing, public seminars, and in-house educational programs tailored to its clients’ needs and concerns. It provides timely bulletins and updates on legislative changes that will affect the firm’s clients. To learn more visit