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Fletcher Foundation Gift Establishes Public Interest Law Fellows Program

Grant Will Provide Stipends for Students Interning in Public Interest Law

Raleigh, NC, June 12, 2013 --( Campbell Law School ( has announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation (AJF) to aid students serving underserved members of our community. The A.J. Fletcher Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows program will provide stipends for students who take unpaid summer internships in the area of public interest law.

The A.J. Fletcher Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows program will afford students the opportunity to gain real world experience and enjoy a more broad commitment to the values of social justice. The assistance provided by the program will also better position students to learn and work through the challenges underserved citizens face in accessing legal resources.

A long-time supporter of the law school, AJF has served as the key benefactor in establishing the Goodmon Clinic at Campbell Law, which houses both the Juvenile Justice Project and the Senior Law Clinic. The mission of AJF is to support nonprofit organizations in their endeavors to enrich the lives and well-being of the people of North Carolina. To achieve this, AJF partners with nonprofit organizations that recognize and solve social and civic problems and provides resources to advance big, bold ideas.

“One of the driving forces of Campbell Law is service,” said Keith Faulkner, Campbell Law School interim dean. “We view the practice of law as a calling to serve others, and this generous gift from the Fletcher Foundation will do wonders for our students with a vested interest in helping members of our community.”

"We are immensely proud of our long-term partnership with Campbell Law School and excited to expand our support with this new program,” said Damon Circosta, AJF executive director. “The public interest fellows will provide critical support to this community and will play a vital role in our ongoing mission to help organizations solve social and community problems across the state."

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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 25 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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