Campbell Law Team Wins AAJ Advocacy Regional Championship

A Team of Four Campbell Law Students Wins the American Association tor Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Raleigh, NC, March 29, 2013 --( Campbell Law School (, has announced that a team of four Campbell Law students won the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Championship, which was held Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. The Campbell Law team collected 18 of 21 possible ballots en route to earning the title, cementing a spot in the national finals which will be held in New Orleans, La., in April.

Third-year student Ashlee Burgess and second-year students Mary Claire Brown, Andrew Evans, and Harper Gwatney represented Campbell Law at the competition. Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law Bryan Boyd and recent graduate Mary Aiken Barrow served as co-head coaches of the team.

The Campbell Law team won the preliminary rounds with a perfect 3-0 record, effectively topping two teams from Charleston Law and a third from Wake Forest. The Campbell Law team earned the top overall seed entering the semifinal round, owning the best overall record (3-0), highest number of ballots won (8-1) and the highest point total of the entire competition.

The semifinal round saw the Campbell Law team taking all three ballots against Charlotte School of Law to earn a spot in the final round. In the finals, the Campbell Law foursome defeated Wake Forest for the championship before a panel of nine scoring judges.

The competition was sponsored by Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP.

“The Campbell Law team was focused on giving an excellent performance from day one,” said Boyd. “Their relentless work and dedication to their trial is an example any student or lawyer should follow. I couldn’t be more proud of them collectively and individually.”

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