Woodruff receives Dean’s Excellence in Research award

Professor William A. Woodruff, of Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, was selected to receive the Dean’s Excellence in Research award for his article, “The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in North Carolina after Howerton: Reconciling the Ruling with the Rules of Evidence,” published in the fall 2005 issue of the “Campbell Law Review.”The article attempts to reconcile the reasoning in a North Carolina Supreme Court opinion with the rules of evidence.”North Carolina lawyers and jurists will benefit from the article as they work to interpret and apply the law in this complex area,” said Willis P. Whichard, dean of the law school.In addition to his research and writing activities, Woodruff teaches evidence and trial advocacy, coaches the Campbell Law trial teams, assists with Christian legal society programs and serves as an advisor to the National Center for Military Readiness.”Professor Woodruff’s blend of scholarship and practicality in his teaching contributes significantly to the building of both professional skills and Christian character in our students.”Woodruff graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was number one in a class of 266. A retired Army colonel, Woodruff served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and served as chief of the Litigation Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, in Washington D.C., where he directed a staff of 41 lawyers and support personnel in defending the interests of the Army and the United States in litigation arising out of Army activities, programs and policies.

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