December 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment
RALEIGH -- Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today the establishment of Campbell Flex, a flexible enrollment option beginning with the fall 2014 semester. A premium option of study for area residents looking to pursue alternative career paths, Campbell Flex enables students to earn a Juris Doctor by taking fewer hours each semester than required by the full-time program.
“The Triangle is a vibrant area which continues to grow and attract the best and brightest minds and organizations on par with any region of the country,” said Leonard. “Many successful people in any number of professional careers have considered the idea of attending law school, but have been unable to make it a reality due to personal and professional obligations.
“Campbell Flex provides an opportunity to earn a law degree while maintaining a manageable balance between personal, professional and academic obligations without any regulations on employment status. We are confident that this will appeal to many successful individuals in our own backyard.”
Students enrolled in Campbell Flex will attend the same classes, taught by the same full-time and adjunct faculty members, that full-time Campbell Law students experience. Campbell Flex students will also enjoy the same access to law school amenities, including but not limited to, academic support, the law library, student organizations, and the Career & Professional Development Center.
“It’s easy to imagine the specific appeal of the new options,” said Leonard. “For young professionals, a law degree could enhance their career trajectory, but not at the cost of their current jobs. There are moms or dads who may have passed up law school earlier in life, but now would like to explore the option while still meeting family obligations. Real estate agents may want to handle their own closings. The possibilities are numerous and exciting.”
Throughout the first two years of study under Campbell Flex, students are required to complete the standard first-year curriculum. Students must then complete the same course work required of full-time students.
Campbell Flex participants must complete all degree requirements within 84 months, take at least five credit hours in each fall and spring semester, and take no more than nine credit hours in each fall and spring semester. A student may at any time, subsequent to completing the first-year curriculum, elect to become a full-time student by enrolling in more than nine credit hours in a single semester.
For a complete and thorough outline of Campbell Law flex, download the detailed program description. To sign up for an info session and opportunity to meet with Dean Leonard on Dec. 19 or Jan. 2 at 1 p.m., please visit http://law.campbell.edu/flex/info/ .
ABOUT CAMPBELL LAW:
Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit http://law.campbell.edu.
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