Campbell Law School Celebrates Building Dedication and Inaugural Academic Year in Capital City

May 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

RALEIGH, N.C. – May 19, 2010 marked the formal dedication of 225 Hillsborough Street as the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. The event was well attended by faculty, staff, students, business leaders and supporters of the Law School. The program focused on the tremendous work that led to the move from Buies Creek, N.C. to Raleigh and the successes the school has realized in its first academic year in Raleigh.

High-profile speakers including N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and First Citizens Bank Chairman and CEO Frank Holding, Jr. spoke about the positive economic effects the Law School has already had on the area, the excitement for a new generation of servant leaders in the Triangle, and an overall sense of welcome and community Campbell Law has found in the state capital.

Campbell Law Dean Melissa Essary noted, “Those who worked on the project knew it was much larger than any of us, much larger than just this building. But we made it, and the school is here to endure.”

On Friday, May 21 Campbell Law will hold its first graduation ceremony in Raleigh, where nearly 110 students will receive their Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees.

For details on the Law School in Raleigh, including specifics on the state-of-the-art building, visit

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

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Date: May/24/10


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