Campbell adds fourth service clinic

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is adding a fourth service-focused clinic to its roster with the addition of the Campbell Law Community Clinic. The new clinic will provide backup legal services free of charge to area non-profit agencies and their clients when legal issues complicate such important steps as acquiring housing or a new career. A grant of $150,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation that has been matched by other donors is making this effort possible.

The Community Law Clinic joins a roster of clinical support programs designed to help in key social matters such as bankruptcy (Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic) as well as the elderly (Senior Law Clinic) and youth who find themselves in trouble (Restorative Justice Clinic).

 

“Our clinics allow our law students to get hands on experience while also lending a helping hand to our community,” said J. Rich Leonard, dean, Campbell Law. “The Community Law Clinic has been in the works for sometime and has been conceptualized and created with the support and insight of some of our area’s most important non-profit agencies. It flows from our school's Christian mission to provide legal services to some of our most unfortunate fellow citizens.”

The Clinic will launch in the fall 2016 semester and will immediately support organizations like StepUp Ministry, Urban Ministries of Wake County and the Raleigh Rescue Mission (more below).

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