Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

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Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is a small, private school best known for its success on the bar exam. Its graduates consistently perform well on the bar exam. It Class of 2015 reported a 97.86 percent pass rate within the first four tries. That was higher than other North Carolina law schools, including Duke University and University of North Carolina. Additionally, the law school's bar passage rate reached it's highest for first time takers in 2019, when 92 percent of students passed.

In a study by preLaw, it ranked second in the nation for outperforming its predicted bar pass rate. preLaw looked at incoming LSAT scores to predict bar passage, using a regression model. Campbell outperformed by 12.49 percent. 

Historically, the school is known for its advocacy training, producing stand out trial lawyers. It received an A- from preLaw for trial advocacy offerings, placing it in the top 20 in the nation. Its focus on advocacy also helped it earn an A- for practical training, best in North Carolina. 

Since 2012, Campbell University has received one international championship, two 'Top Gun' championships, nine national championship, seven regional championships and 17 national individual best advocate awards. 

Besides offering an advocacy track, the school has a new intellectual property track as well as  general tracks. Eight dual-degree programs make it possible to combine a J.D. with a master’s of public administration or business administration, for example. Other dual programs include:

  • The Juris Doctor & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Accounting Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Business Administration Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Divinity Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Public Administration Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Science in Public Health Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Social Work Program
  • The Juris Doctor & Master of Trust and Wealth Management Program

The school, founded in the 1976, is in Raleigh, the state capital and judicial, legislative and executive heart of North Carolina. That makes it an ideal place for students to find externship opportunities in government agencies, law firms, and nonprofit agencies. The school has a cutting-edge facility including a two-story library with a digital and hard copy collection of 190,000 titles. The North Carolina Business Court in Raleigh is also housed at the school.

Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1563.65
25th Percentile1503.14
Financial Profile
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Tuition Part-time$19,650$19,650
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Median grant$17500
Percent receiving grants99.00%
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Post-grad employment 89.30%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage82.61%
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Intellectual Property Law
Real Estate Transactions
Trial Advocacy
225 Hillsborough Street
North Carolina