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Campbell law school excites downtown Raleigh

Posted October 9, 2009

— Campbell University's 410 law students have created excitement since they started classes in downtown Raleigh this past September.

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law was moved from the university's Buies Creek campus to 225 Hillsborough St. The new facility features 13 classrooms, a 175-seat auditorium and a 25,000-square-foot library.

Law students said they are inspired by their new proximity to the General Assembly, courts and businesses.

Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Downtown Raleigh excited for Campbell

"Everyone wants to make a good living," Campbell law student Padowitz Alue said. "But when you're placed in a position where you can become an attorney, effect laws, help other people, it's a just a wonderful position to be in."

Downtown businesspeople said they also stand to benefit from the law students' move to downtown.

"The energy," attorney Sean Timmons described one benefit. "It's nice to have a whole lot of new folks coming down here to help develop the restaurants and other things going on down here."

Law school officials said a program to offer coupons and discounts to students has drawn businesses including the Raleigh Times Cafe, The Borough, The Oxford, McDonald's and Quiznos.

Campbell has also eased parking worries for students by leasing a nearby lot from the City of Raleigh.

The biggest benefit for law students, though, observers said, are the relationship they will be able to develop with law experts.

"You never stop learning, so don't think because you've completed three years of law school, studies are over with," attorney Mark Calloway said. "You're constantly learning the law every day."

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  • Titus Pullo Oct 12, 8:51 a.m.

    I know I'm excited.

  • superman Oct 9, 4:54 p.m.

    Nothing downtown to excite you except meeting the homeless people and getting cursed at because you refuse to give them money. A couple of hole in the wall hot dog stands. No shopping? Dont even think there is a movie theatre downtown is there? So what they plan to do? Maybe visit the Wake County Jail to meet some of their future clients.

  • NCPACKER Oct 9, 4:36 p.m.

    ---"attorney Sean Timmons described one benefit. "It's nice to have a whole lot of new folks coming down here to help develop the restaurants and other things going on down here."

    What is going on in downtown Raleigh? A WHOLE lot of nothing. It's still dead and boring compared to other cities with a MSA population of 1million. You would think we lived in Roanoke, VA.

  • Southern Fried Yankee Oct 9, 3:28 p.m.

    One has to wonder just how much money law students have for buying lunch at the restaurants downtown.

    If it's a passle of bucks, I might just subsidize a hot dog stand on the corner....

  • lucybear06 Oct 9, 3:16 p.m.

    Falcatta - do you feel better now? Is your day better?

  • falcatta Oct 9, 2:50 p.m.

    "Everyone wants to make a good living," Campbell law student Padowitz Alue said. "But when you're placed in a position where you can become an attorney, effect laws, help other people, it's a just a wonderful position to be in."

    I think the writer meant "affect" rather than "effect", unless the person interviewed is planning on becoming a legislator.

  • foetine Oct 9, 2:28 p.m.

    anything is more exciting than being stuck on Campbell capus

  • ncsudan Oct 9, 1:34 p.m.

    TheAdmiral, please not come into town then, ever. Stay home making your cute little friendship beads in the shape of flags. And it is 'It doesn't take much to excite...' And if increased business at downtown restaurants, finally having a law school in the state capitol isn't enough to excite you, then yes, by all means stay in your quaint town. I promise not to move the rock and expose you in future.

  • westral Oct 9, 1:25 p.m.

    Im just looking forward to bumping into some hot law student after classes and after work for me.

  • TheAdmiral Oct 9, 1:18 p.m.

    Don't take much to excite you folks in Raleigh now dood it?

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