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Campbell Law unveils flexible enrollment option

Campbell Flex provides an opportunity to earn a law degree while maintaining a manageable balance between personal, professional and academic obligations without any regulations on employment status.

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Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today the establishment of Campbell Flex, a flexible enrollment option beginning with the fall 2014 semester. A premium option of study for area residents looking to pursue alternative career paths, Campbell Flex enables students to earn a Juris Doctor by taking fewer hours each semester than required by the traditional program.

Dean J. Rich Leonard

Dean J. Rich Leonard

“The Triangle is a vibrant area which continues to grow and attract the best and brightest minds and organizations on par with any region of the country,” said Leonard. “Many successful people in any number of professional careers have considered the idea of attending law school, but have been unable to make it a reality due to personal and professional obligations.

“Campbell Flex provides an opportunity to earn a law degree while maintaining a manageable balance between personal, professional and academic obligations without any regulations on employment status. We are confident that this will appeal to many successful individuals in our own backyard.”

Students enrolled in Campbell Flex will attend the same classes, taught by the same full-time and adjunct faculty members, that traditional Campbell Law students experience. Campbell Flex students will also enjoy the same access to law school amenities, including but not limited to, academic support, the law library, student organizations, and the Career & Professional Development Center.

Students enrolled in Campbell Flex will attend the same classes, taught by the same full-time and adjunct faculty members, that traditional Campbell Law students experience.

“It’s easy to imagine the specific appeal of the new options,” said Leonard. “For young professionals, a law degree could enhance their career trajectory, but not at the cost of their current jobs. There are moms or dads who may have passed up law school earlier in life, but now would like to explore the option while still meeting family obligations.  The possibilities are numerous and exciting.”

Throughout the first two years of study under Campbell Flex, students are required to complete the standard first-year curriculum. Students must then complete the same course work required of traditional students.

Campbell Flex participants must complete all degree requirements within 84 months, take at least five credit hours in each fall and spring semester, and take no more than nine credit hours in each fall and spring semester. A student may at any time, subsequent to completing the first-year curriculum, elect to become a full-time student by enrolling in more than nine credit hours in a single semester.

 

For a complete and thorough outline of Campbell Law flex, download the detailed program description at http://law.campbell.edu/flex/.

To sign up for an info session and opportunity to meet with Dean Leonard on January 9 at 1 p.m., please visit http://law.campbell.edu/flex/info/.

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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