Troutman Sanders LLP sponsors Campbell’s team in Summit Cup

Photo of Lydia Stoney (2L), Kevin Littlejohn II (2L) and Alexis Massengill (2L) with the words The Summit Cup 5th Place

RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Troutman Sanders LLP is financially sponsoring a team of Campbell Law student advocates.

Troutman Sanders sponsored a team to compete at the second University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s The Summit Cup on Oct. 4–6 in Golden, Colorado. The team of Lydia Stoney (2L), Kevin Littlejohn II (2L) and Alexis Massengill (2L) finished in fifth place. The team was coached by Jacob Morse ’17.

 “Troutman Sanders has financially paved the way for our student advocates, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” Leonard said. “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.”

The Summit Cup is a national invitational competition honoring the top winning teams from the country’s best trial advocacy programs. Conceived in 2017, the Summit Cup unites every law school program that won a major trial competition in the preceding year. Teams secure their invitation only by winning. Uniquely, the Summit Cup uses trial lawyers and lay people to serve as scoring jurors so student advocates get a broad cross-section of feedback and evaluation. Campbell Law has been invited to the Summit Cup since its inception.

Ashley Story, a 1982 Campbell Law graduate who recently joined the law school’s Board of Visitors, is the founding partner of the Raleigh office of Troutman Sanders and served as the Office Managing Partner from 2003-2012. His practice focuses on the development, construction, permitting, acquisition, financing and joint venture investment in retail, industrial,  multifamily and office property. Story serves as the Department Chair for Real Estate and Finance for the firm. To learn more visit




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