RALEIGH, N.C. - Twenty four members of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law class of 2009 took part in the inaugural swearing in ceremony on September 18th at the Law School's new home in downtown Raleigh. The Honorable John R. Jolly, Jr., a sitting Superior Court judge, officiated the ceremony. Guest speakers included Philip Isley of the Raleigh City Council and David Bohm of the North Carolina Bar Association.
"This is the first day of your professional life," said Judge Jolly. "You can do great things for your fellow man, community and country through the practice of law."
The event offered graduates who passed the North Carolina Bar Exam the opportunity to become an official member of the North Carolina Bar Association at a special occasion to be shared by friends and family.
Each graduate took the following oath:
I, ________________________________________, do solemnly affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States.
I, ________________________________________, do solemnly and sincerely affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the Constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said state, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability.
I, ________________________________________, do affirm that I will truly and honestly demean myself in the practice of an Attorney, according to the best of my knowledge and ability.
"We are so proud of our graduates," said Dean Melissa Essary. "And we are excited to be hosing this even here at our new location. Even though this group did not attend class in this building, we want them to feel at home here and know that our new home is also theirs."
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.
Photo Copy: The Honorable John R Jolly, Jr. officiated the inaugural swearing-in ceremony for recent graduates of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at the law school's new facilities in Raleigh.