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Campbell Law ranks second on February N.C. Bar Exam

The Board of Law Examiners for the State of North Carolina has confirmed that Campbell Law School ranked second among the seven North Carolina law schools for first-time bar passage on the February 2014 North Carolina Bar Exam.

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Raleigh, N.C. – The Board of Law Examiners for the State of North Carolina has confirmed that Campbell Law School ranked second among the seven North Carolina law schools for first-time bar passage on the February 2014 North Carolina Bar Exam. Of the six Campbell Law graduates that sat for the exam for the first time, five (83.33%) passed.

Only Duke University led Campbell Law on the bar exam, with all seven of its first-time test takers passing.

“We are excited that these graduates can now be referred to as our colleagues,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “This is a tremendous achievement for each of them, and the beginning of what we believe will be long and fruitful careers as professional and community leaders. I speak on behalf of the entire Campbell Law community when I offer my most sincere congratulations to them.”

In all, 65.42% of total first-time test takers from North Carolina law schools passed the examination.

Of all applicants that sat for the bar exam, including out of state and repeat candidates, 56.44% (355 of 629) passed.

Thirteen repeat testers from Campbell Law also passed the exam.

Bradley Trahan, Former Managing Editor
About Bradley Trahan, Former Managing Editor (13 Articles)
Bradley C. Trahan served as the Managing Editor of the Campbell Law Observer during the 2013-2014 academic year. He was actively involved at Campbell, where he has served as a Representative and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, was a member of the Mock Trial Team, and served on the IT and Dean Search Committees. Brad attended North Carolina State University, where he earned a degree in Communication. Prior to law school, Brad worked at the N.C. General Assembly; he clerked the N.C. House Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs and also served as a legislative aid to Representative Ric Killian, offering policy advice and legislative strategic planning. Brad has worked at the N.C. Department of Justice Motor Vehicles Section. He has served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Paul Newby of the N.C. Supreme Court. Brad was a Summer Associate at the Office of General Counsel at North Carolina State University in 2013. He graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
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