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Campbell Law School Coming to Raleigh, Sources Say

Posted October 3, 2007

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— Campbell University's Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted to move its law school to Raleigh, sources told WRAL.

Sources also said that Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker will make the announcement at a news conference on Thursday.

According to a news release issued by the city, an announcement, scheduled for 10 a.m. at the State Capitol grounds, is "of educational and economic significance" to the city.

Campbell University President Jerry M. Wallace, law school Dean Melissa A. Essary and other faculty members were downtown Wednesday afternoon, having their photo taken in front of an office building at 225 Hillsborough St.

They declined to comment on the matter.

"What will be said tomorrow will be interesting news to everybody," Wallace said.

Tenants of the building, called Hillsborough Place, said they were notified Wednesday that it will be sold to Campbell by early next year.

Campbell administrators have said that moving the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and its approximately 350 students to the state capital would give students more access to lawyers and judges and to internships.

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  • Nancy Oct 4, 2007

    "If you will read my previous postings, you will find that I have stated that Campbell is a fine school. What I will not accept is an arbitrary classification of it as being equivalent to UNC, especially when the bulk of its own law school classes originates with us."

    I read that differently, the fact that many UNC undergrads choose Campbell instead of staying at UNC for law degrees.....

    "Perhaps it's more accurate to say that you have something of a chip on your shoulder where small religious schools are concerned?"

    Not at all, I believe that quality education comes from MORE than just the status quo public education system, that the source for success is tied to quality education from a variety of educational options.

    I've yet to see you state anything is better than the public school system.

  • needham4444 Oct 4, 2007

    wow, elcid, campbell law grads' starting salaries are $45,000 less than unc and $80,000 less than duke? the highest starting salaries in the state are less than $125,000. You do want your stats to allow the campbell grad to make more than $1 dont you?
    The lawyers going out of state are a minority, and they actually dont necessarily make more than in-state (read fed. govt jobs), and certainly not the $195,000 or more starting salaries to bring up the average for the others.
    Just where are your stats coming from?

  • jahausa Oct 4, 2007

    You know, I have been to downtown Raleigh over 50 times. I have never had a major problem parking, at worst I pay $5. Why does everyone insist on whining about it?

  • weasleyes Oct 4, 2007

    Just so it doesn't end the UCLA of the East: University of Campbell between Lillington and Angier. Wish I could underline, but the caps should suffice.

  • elcid89 Oct 3, 2007

    "Maybe you should try doing what I do - say things that make sense.

    Works for me."

    It's rarely difficult to find agreement when one is agreeing with the majority, wouldn't you say?

    In any case, let's move along. We've sniped enough and we're accomplishing nothing.

  • oldschool Oct 3, 2007

    "Such is the price of exercising freedom of speech contrary to the popularly accepted norms in a environment populated in large part by people vehemently intent on preserving them. The alternative is simply not to speak, and that's unacceptable."

    Maybe you should try doing what I do - say things that make sense.

    Works for me.

  • twocamels Oct 3, 2007

    Give it up already! This story is about the "location" of the school, not how it relates to the other law schools in the area academically! It seems that some people have too much time on their hands and should be preparing for all important depositions or tomorrow's law school classes for the up and coming attorneys who will get extremely good jobs somewhere...

  • elcid89 Oct 3, 2007

    "I needn't worry though. Like I said - everybody loves me."

    Such is the price of exercising freedom of speech contrary to the popularly accepted norms in a environment populated in large part by people vehemently intent on preserving them. The alternative is simply not to speak, and that's unacceptable.

  • elcid89 Oct 3, 2007

    "elcid, don't feel threatened the majority going to Campbell got their undergrad degrees from the UNC system, it's not a slight to you I'm sure. Don't take it personally."

    Why would I take Campbell having to turn to UNC in order to even fill up a law school class as anything but a compliment to the quality of the undergrads we turn out?

  • elcid89 Oct 3, 2007

    "And Radford cum laude double major grad? What's with that? I guess Campbell was the only one offering the chance huh?"

    Somewhat hard to determine without knowing what other schools the student applied to, wouldn't you agree? Campbell may have been their only offer, or it may not have been. You are assuming too much.

    "Keep trying to dismiss Campbell elcid, it confirms your bias"

    If you will read my previous postings, you will find that I have stated that Campbell is a fine school. What I will not accept is an arbitrary classification of it as being equivalent to UNC, especially when the bulk of its own law school classes originates with us.

    Perhaps it's more accurate to say that you have something of a chip on your shoulder where small religious schools are concerned?

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