RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP has agreed to financially sponsor a moot court team. The firm’s contribution will provide financial support for a group of Campbell Law students competing at the regional round of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), Feb. 25-27, in Washington D.C.
“We are thankful that Wyrick Robbins has made it possible for our students to compete at this important competition,” said Leonard.
The NAAC, hosted by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court. The competition topic for this year is criminal law.
The national finals will be held April 7-9 in Chicago, Ill.
Founded in 1979, Wyrick Robbins is an entrepreneurial law firm with a focus on growth-oriented businesses. Based in Raleigh, Wyrick Robbins handles financial and corporate transactions and commercial litigation, as well as other legal needs of dynamic operations. Ben Thompson, a 1979 Campbell Law graduate, is a partner and litigation section chairman with the firm. Thompson also serves on the Campbell Law Board of Visitors and is the chairman of the Campbell University Board of Trustees.
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