Raleigh -- When the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law welcomes students to Raleigh in September of 2009, it will also welcome a new era for Campbell University's distinguished law program.
Law school officials offered a guided tour Wednesday, Feb. 18 of its new 109,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Raleigh. City leaders like Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker donned hard hats for a tour of the facility. The former office building at the corner of Hillsborough Street and Dawson Street is being completely renovated to accommodate the needs of a growing and vibrant law school.
The new facility will offer over 40 percent more space than the law school's current accommodations in Buies Creek. The building will house 13 state-of-the-art classrooms, a 200 seat auditorium, three courtrooms, a 25,000 square foot law library on two floors, an attorney resource room, a commons area for law students, 32 faculty offices and 200 on-site parking spaces. Students and faculty will also have access to a coffee shop and cafÃ©, as well as individual and group study areas. All classrooms will feature the latest in instructional and learning technology.
"This is a magnificently designed building and I think you'll find that, upon completion, it will be a beautiful finished product and a terrific learning atmosphere for our students," said Melissa Essary, dean of the law school.
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 and create a more just society. 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. In 2008, the Law School's Moot Court Program was ranked in the top ten nationally by the University of Houston's Blakely Advocacy Institute among 196 ABA accredited law schools. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,000 alumni, including 2,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. For the past 20 years, Campbell Law's record of success on the North Carolina bar exam is unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In the fall of 2009, Campbell Law School will relocate from the main Campbell University campus to a new location in downtown Raleigh. For more information, please visit law.campbell.edu.
Photo Copy: Campbell Law's Director of Development Britt Davis leads a hard hat tour of the fourth floor of the law school building. The fourth floor will house faculty offices and classroom space.