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Campbell Law Selected to Participate in Prestigious National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC)

Competition to Feature 16 of America’s Best Advocacy Programs Among Institutes of Higher Learning

Raleigh, NC, July 12, 2014 --( Campbell Law School has been invited to participate in one of the nation’s top advocacy competitions, the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), in Los Angeles from Friday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 16. Hosted by Loyola Law School, the NCTC will feature 16 of the best advocacy programs in the country in a mock trial tournament.

Campbell Law has competed in the NCTC twice previously, reaching the semifinals both times. The school was chosen this year from a field of 55 institutions that applied to take part in the competition. Participating institutions are selected based upon their past success in regional and national mock trial tournaments, commitment to advocacy training, and geographic diversity.

The NCTC aims to provide student litigants with an opportunity to develop and display the skills of a successful civil litigator. Students are required to perform opening statements, direct- and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses, closing arguments, and argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

The prestigious invitation is the second national competition for the law school in as many months. In late June, Campbell Law accepted a spot at the highly acclaimed National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Championships mock trial competition for the upcoming academic year.

“This invitation is yet another great achievement for our outstanding advocacy program,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Campbell Law’s student advocates always compete alongside and against the best and brightest in the country with great success. We’re excited to send our students to Los Angeles and wish them much success in November.”

“We’re thrilled to be invited to the National Civil Trial Competition and to compete alongside the finest law school advocacy programs in the country,” said Campbell Law Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Dan Tilly.

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- Along with Campbell Law School, the complete list of participating institutions for the 2014 NCTC is: Baylor Law School; Duquesne University School of Law; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Loyola University of Chicago School of Law; Pepperdine University School of Law; Samford University, Cumberland School of Law; Stetson University College of Law; Suffolk University Law School; Syracuse University College of Law; Temple University School of Law; University of Akron School of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; University of Maryland School of Law; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; and Washington University, St. Louis.

About Campbell Law:
Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit
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