Campbell Law School is a highly demanding, purposely small, and intensely personal community of faculty and students. Campbell Law’s aim, guided by transcendent values, is to develop lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence; who view the law as a calling to serve others and to create a more just society.
Campbell Law is a private law school that is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, boasting more than three decades of excellence in legal education. Located within walking distance of the North Carolina state legislature; federal and state courts; federal, state, and local government agencies; and the region’s top law firms, corporations, and nonprofits, Campbell Law provides a living legal laboratory to its students.
Campbell Law encourages students to examine the relationship between spiritual and legal issues, to explore the theological foundations for law, to think differently about justice and the legal system, and to consider how they can help achieve a more just and merciful society. While embracing an intellectual perspective rooted in Christian tradition, Campbell Law is committed to free and open discussion of ideas. Students are under no obligation to embrace any particular way of thinking.
For the past 25 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the July North Carolina Bar exam is unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school.
Raleigh was recently named the number one “Best American City” and the number one “Best Place for Business and Careers.” Raleigh offers a rich cultural history in a progressive setting and is located just a few hours from legendary beaches in one direction and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in the other.
Campbell Law is one of the smallest ABA-accredited private law schools in the country. With a limited first-year enrollment, students enjoy the many advantages of a law school that remains purposely small. Our community of students and faculty is intensely personal—students build a network of relationships that supports them during their legal studies and extends far beyond graduation.
Currently, our student body is composed of approximately 420 students from 23 different states, holding degrees from 109 colleges and universities with 57 different majors represented. Campbell Law School is committed to enrolling a diverse student body and has an overall minority enrollment of 10 percent.
Campbell Law’s faculty is a community of scholars who make teaching their priority. They are readily accessible and serve students as mentors, coaches, and professional role models. All faculty have open-door office policies and are available to consult regularly with students on an individual basis. Our professors are deeply committed to the search for knowledge through meaningful legal scholarship, but never at the expense of their devotion to the academic success and professional development of each student.
Facilities and Technology
Campbell Law is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Each of the law school’s classrooms and courtrooms has video cameras to record lectures that most professors post via Blackboard for student review and use. In addition, the entire law school is wireless, including student access to printers.
Campbell Law School holds students to the highest standards of thinking, speaking, and writing logically. To accomplish this goal, the course of instruction is exceptionally rigorous.
In a national survey, Campbell Law’s Trial Advocacy Program has been called one of the most rigorous in the nation. Every second-year student is required to plan and participate in a mock trial. Because of this, our graduates are exceptionally well prepared to advocate for their clients, whether in the boardroom or the courtroom.
Campbell Law offers a dual Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degree, and has pioneered a dual Juris Doctor/Master of Trust and Wealth Management degree, which is the only program of its kind in the country. Both of these programs can be completed within three years. Additionally, Campbell Law offers a four-year, dual Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Public Health and a five-year Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity. Campbell Law also offers two dual-degree programs with North Carolina State University, a Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration and a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration. These dual-degree programs can be completed in four years.
International and IP certificates are also available.
The Juvenile Justice Project is a collaboration between Campbell Law School and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. Students are trained in the application of mediation and other alternative dispute-resolution processes and have the opportunity to assist in the mediation of juvenile law disputes.
Prisoner Assistance and Legal Services (PALS) provides our students with an opportunity to serve older prisoners by addressing the unique problems of aging in prison.
Externship programs provide students with a meaningful education experience in a public service environment. Students receive up to two hours of academic credit for uncompensated, substantive legal work through externship placements.
The Senior Law Clinic serves the legal needs of low-income senior citizens in the greater Raleigh region.
Additional opportunities include the Bankruptcy Clinic and the Connections Mentorship Program.
Student Publications and Organizations
One of the primary motivations for keeping enrollment limited at Campbell Law is to offer all students outstanding opportunities to gain valuable experiences in activities and organizations.
The Campbell Law Review is a student publication of scholarly writings on current legal topics. It is a valued research tool for judges, attorneys, legislators, educators, and students. Writers and editors for the Campbell Law Review are students who demonstrate the highest degree of academic excellence. Participation is by invitation only.
The Campbell Law Observer is a monthly student publication that features reports on recent state and federal court opinions, scholarly articles on current legal topics, and subjects of general interest to members of the legal community.
Campbell Law’s active Pro Bono Council assists community citizens in need through eight projects.
Campbell Law is also the official international headquarters for the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, one of the leading professional law fraternities in the world.
Campbell Law’s Admissions Committee takes seriously its responsibility for admitting qualified applicants. Campbell Law believes each applicant we accept has the potential to succeed in our program and pursue a legal education and professional career consistent with Campbell Law’s vision and tradition of excellence. The Admissions Committee bases its selection on the applicant’s academic credentials, including LSAT score, undergraduate grade-point average (UGPA), level of writing skills, breadth of studies, and other criteria including, but not limited to, work, life, and leadership experience; depth of particular interest; and any other aspect of an applicant’s background suggesting suitability for the study and practice of law.
Expenses and Financial Aid
Campbell Law recognizes the high cost of a quality education. Every effort is made to ensure that no qualified applicant is denied the opportunity to study law due to financial reasons. Assistance may be provided in the form of institutional scholarships, endowed scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Approximately 60 percent of students receive scholarship assistance. Approximately 95 percent of students receive financial aid.
In and Around Raleigh
The Raleigh area offers students many housing options in a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas. The Raleigh community combines the charm of small town roots with easy access to urban amenities. The region offers housing for every taste and budget.
The city offers a variety of museums, performance centers, and other cultural scenes. The area also offers a full schedule of collegiate and professional spectator sports, including Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) basketball and football and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Career and Professional Development Center helps students chart a course toward securing summer and permanent employment from their first semester at Campbell Law School.
Employers of Campbell Law graduates include small and large firms, courts, all branches of the military, judges, government agencies and offices, public service organizations, and corporations.
While 80 percent of Campbell Law graduates remain in North Carolina to practice law, 20 percent choose to practice across the nation and around the world. Currently, Campbell Law alumni live and practice in 40 states and 6 countries.