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Campbell University Law Faculty Member Appointed to Governorís Crime Commission

Professor Jon Powell to Serve on the Juvenile Planning Committee

Raleigh, NC, August 27, 2011 --( Melissa Essary, dean of the Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law (, has announced that Professor Jon Powell has been appointed to the juvenile planning committee of the Governor’s crime commission. As a committee member, Powell will be responsible for advising Gov. Bev Perdue on all issues of juvenile crime across the state as well as determining where federal dollars should go to sponsor programs to address these issues. Powell was recommended to the governor for the committee by Linda Hayes, secretary of the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Powell is the director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

“We are proud to have Professor Jon Powell appointed to serve on the juvenile planning committee for the Governor’s Crime Commission,” said Essary. “Through his works with such causes as the Juvenile Justice Project, he is an exemplary ambassador for our school locally and even globally in the restorative justice movement.”

“I am honored to have received this appointment from Governor Perdue,” said Powell. “I’m excited to move forward working with the crime committee on juvenile justice issues.”

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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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