Hetrick receives Campbell’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award

May 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Hetrick receives Campbell’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award

Buies Creek, N.C. - Pat Hetrick, professor of law at Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, has received the law school’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award. Hetrick was presented the award in April.

A law professor for over four decades, Hetrick began his teaching career at Marquette University where he served as law professor and associate university legal counsel. He joined the Campbell law faculty in 1978, two years after the school was founded and served as dean of the law school from 1987-1998.

“In all, Hetrick has taught over 4,000 law graduates, including a vast majority of Campbell lawyers,” said Melissa Essary, current dean of the Campbell Law School. “His zany and unorthodox teaching methods, including using a platoon of hand puppets, wearing costumes to class and weaving an offbeat sense of humor into daily lessons have definitely resulted in student success. He is constantly innovating and emphasizing the role and serious responsibility of the student as a self-motivated expert learner and future member of the bar.”

Hetrick pioneered as one of the first professors to teach a clinical course, Fair Employment Law. He has taught labor and education and advanced real property, areas in which he is considered a leading expert. Hetrick also developed and teaches the first completely online course at the law school, a series of lectures and problems in advanced real property law.

Photo Copy: Professor Patrick Hetrick, center, received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award from Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Also pictured are Melissa Essary, dean of the law school, and Dr. Dwaine Greene, vice president of Academic Affairs and Provost.