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Campbell University Law Faculty Present at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting

Campbell Professors Speak on Patent Law, Civil Procedure and Other 21st Century Legal Challenges

Raleigh, NC, August 03, 2011 --( Melissa Essary, dean of the Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, ( has announced that four of the school’s professors presented at the 2011 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual meeting July 24-30 in Hilton Head, S.C. In addition, Professor Patrick Hetrick acted as mentor to Osamudia James, a professor from the University of Miami School of Law. The SEALS annual meeting included several program formats, including new scholars workshops, group and roundtable discussions, panels, expos, luncheons, receptions and training seminars, all aimed at enhancing the legal education profession. Essary is an active member of the SEALS steering committee. The presenters were as follows:

- Amy Flanary-Smith acted as moderator for a session she created on recruiting, training and managing adjunct professors.

- Lucas Osborn provided insights along with professors from the University of Georgia, University of Baltimore, University of Houston and Temple University for the workshop “Patent Law in the 21st Century: Overhaul, Tweak, or Status Quo?”

- Sarah Ludington participated in a group discussion titled, “Evolution or Revolution? American Civil Procedure in the 21st Century” that dealt with significant changes in the American approach to litigation over the last decade.

- Lisa Lukasik spoke on Asperger’s syndrome and eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in a new scholars workshop panel on Americans with disabilities.

“We are excited to have participated in the 64th annual SEALS meetings,” said Essary, currently an active member of the SEALS steering committee. “The discussion groups, panels and workshops led by professors, including our own at Campbell University, were an excellent enrichment to the law school community.”

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About Campbell Law:
Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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