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Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Our curriculum combines a theoretical understanding of the law with practical skills development to ensure that students are fully prepared to practice law upon graduation. In addition to analyzing the law and constructing legal arguments, students are trained in planning, counseling, negotiation, legal drafting, trial and appellate advocacy, and alternate forms of dispute resolution. Ethics, compassion, and equality in the law are stressed every step of the way. Though the demands are great, the spirit of camaraderie at Campbell Law School is greater. Students find support in each other and in our faculty members, whose office doors are always open for questions, discussion, and mentoring.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 453
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 152 - 157
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.99 - 3.55
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 92.06%
Tuition $35,340

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About Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Our curriculum combines a theoretical understanding of the law with practical skills development to ensure that students are fully prepared to practice law upon graduation. In addition to analyzing the law and constructing legal arguments, students are trained in planning, counseling, negotiation, legal drafting, trial and appellate advocacy, and alternate forms of dispute resolution. Ethics, compassion, and equality in the law are stressed every step of the way. Though the demands are great, the spirit of camaraderie at Campbell Law School is greater. Students find support in each other and in our faculty members, whose office doors are always open for questions, discussion, and mentoring.

Reviews

Campbell University School of Law is a small, Baptist-affiliated school in North Carolina that offers a Christian perspective on law and boasts a stellar bar-passage rate. Also, small class sizes prevent you from getting lost in a sea of people. The curriculum is decidedly focused on the actual practice of law “instead of relying on theory.” The trial and appellate advocacy programs here are some of the most extensive in the country. “A Campbell lawyer can walk into any courtroom and never feel lost,” proclaims a 2L. “Campbell is a hard law school,” though. “It over-prepares you,” suggests a 1L, “so that when you get out, you are not as surprised as most first-year lawyers.” Most professors are dyed-in-the-wool believers in the Socratic Method, so you’ll be able to breathe easy only if you’ve read and actually thought about the assignment for that day. “The pres­sure lets up after your 1L year,” but “Course work is extremely rigorous, and the school is not afraid to fail students who perform poorly.” Student complaints generally center on the very limited range of available courses. In short, Campbell needs to “offer more electives.” Also, the massive number of required courses is “ridiculous.”Despite their hardcore approach, professors at Campbell are generally beloved by students. The faculty is reportedly “dedicated” and “always happy to answer ques­tions.” “Professors are very engaged and take time to get to know students individually.” “The accessibility of our professors is one of the greatest strengths of Campbell Law,” beams a 1L. “Their open-door policy makes it easy to slip in after class to ask a quick question or stay even longer to discuss legal issues.” Critics call the top brass “out of touch with reality,” but most students say that the administration is “extremely respon­sive and attentive.” “They really strive to make themselves available to the students.”According to many students, the Career Center is “great for the students who utilize it.” They say the staff “does an impressive job” and is “much more efficient and effective than at most law schools.” Other students charge that this aspect of Campbell Law “is in need of vast improvement.” Whatever the case, this school is located “in the heart of the state capital,” “a hop, skip, and a jump away from” a bevy of state courts and govern­ment buildings. “Externships and internships (though most are unpaid) can easily be had,” and there are “hundreds of attorneys within just a few miles” if you’re looking to pad your resume with part-time employment. The “vicious” grading curve is “a hindrance in finding a job,” and it’s tough “to find jobs outside of North Carolina,” but most students seem pretty confident about their career prospects.Students tell us, “Resources and facilities are fantastic” at Campbell. “There could be additional space for individual study,” but the shiny, newer building here is “gorgeous” and technologically “state-of-the-art.” Another perk is the fact that “active” state court proceedings “reside at Campbell Law” as well, making Campbell one of the few law schools with a functioning court inside its walls.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 136

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

J.D./Campbell M.B.A. - 3 years J.D./Campbell M.T.W.M. - 3 years J.D./Campbell M.S.P.H. - 4 years J.D./NC State M.B.A. - 4 years J.D./NC State M.P.A. - 4 years

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 59
Full-Time Faculty 21
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 33
Faculty Gender 74% Male
25% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 50% Male
50% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 87%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $35,340 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $35,340 $35,340

Financial Aid

96% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 1

Average Age Admitted: 24

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 152 - 157
LSAT Total 152 - 157

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.99 - 3.55
Total 2.99 - 3.55

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 95%
First Time Pass Rate 92%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 53 39%
Firm Sized 11-25 7 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 4 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 3 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 1%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 2 1%
Business Industry 32 24%
Government 5 4%
Public Interest 8 6%
Federal Clerkship 3 2%
State Clerkship 4 3%
Academia 4 3%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Seeking 5 3%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
SC 1%
VA 4%
NC 91%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law include:

  • Laura Bridges - North Carolina District Court Judge
  • Ann Marie Calabria - Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Richard Thigpen - General Counsel, Carolina Panthers NFL Franchise
  • John Tyson - Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Elaine Marshall - North Carolina Secretary of State

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