RALEIGH, N.C. - History was made at 8:15 a.m. on September 14, 2009: the first official classes began at the new home of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in downtown Raleigh.
Located just two blocks from the State Capitol, state and federal courts, and the heart of the region's legal community, Campbell Law School recently completed its move to downtown Raleigh. North Carolina's flagship city was previously the largest state capital without a law school, and Campbell Law's new location features 13 state-of-the-art classrooms, a spacious legal writing center, clinical space, three courtrooms and other amenities. A total of 409 students are enrolled at Campbell Law School for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Campbell Law School is also the new home of the Raleigh Division of the North Carolina Business Court, a specialized court that handles complex business litigation, making it one of only a handful of the nation's law schools to house a working court. The Business Court will open in the Campbell Law School building in October.
"We are so pleased to occupy a world-class facility in the middle of a world-class city," said Dean Melissa Essary. "We are bringing our tradition of excellence to Raleigh where Campbell Law will be part of the landscape for generations to come. Our students will have opportunities and experiences inside and outside of the classroom that we could not have provided anywhere else."
The new contact information for Campbell Law School is:
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 401
Raleigh, NC 27603
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University 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 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 21 years, Campbell Law's record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.
Professor Woody Woodruff explains the state-of-the-art technology to reporters.