RALEIGH, N.C.–Defeating teams from five law schools in a row, a Campbell Law School mock trial team brought home the crystal championship trophy from the regional American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Student Trial Advocacy Competition held in Washington, D.C. on March 3-6th.
In the preliminary rounds, the Campbell Law team defeated teams from West Virginia Law School, George Mason Law School, and Richmond Law School, winning all nine judges’ ballots. They faced American Law School in the semi-finals, again taking all three judges’ ballots. In the final round, the Campbell Law team faced an excellent team from William & Mary Law School, but won the judges’ vote 2-1 to bring home the winning trophy.
The Campbell Law team is made up of third year students Paul Griffin, Lauren Miller, Tiffany Ward and Kim Lehman. The team and their coaches, Adjunct Professors Mike Allen and Pat Meacham, will now represent Campbell Law in the AAJ Competition Finals at the end of March in Las Vegas, NV.
“Facing the best of the best, our students once again have shown what they are made of. I’m so proud of the hard work of our team and their coaches,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “Campbell Law trains some of the best advocates in the country, and this championship is more evidence that our rigorous advocacy training helps prepare graduates who are ready to hit the ground running.”
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 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school.