With its impending move to Raleigh only months away, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University is enjoying a 20 percent increase in applications over the year prior, though across the country the applicant count is down two percent, according to a release from Campbell.
Campbell Law was also featured as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 174 Law Schools.
With an enrollment of 366 for the 2008-09 academic year, Campbell Law School is one of the smallest legal education programs in the U.S. In fall 2009, Campbell Law School will relocate from the main campus in Buies Creek to downtown Raleigh, currently the largest U.S. capital without a law school.
“In the case of Campbell Law specifically, I think the overall increase directly correlates to our planned move to Raleigh,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions Lewis Hutchison. “Today's students want to be in an urban environment where they can gain experience and see the law in action. Being within walking distance of the state legislature, appellate courts, state agencies and numerous law firms and corporate offices, means our students will be able to do both.”