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Featuring longer form articles, CLO award winners, and guest contributions from Campbell Law School professors and local attorneys.
Under the testing analyst and testifying analyst paradigm established in State v. Ortiz-Zape, the jury gets to hear an expert opine that a substance has been confirmed as an illegal substance, but the criminal defendant never gets to confront the expert that actually conducted the tests producing that opinion. ...[Continue Reading]
When vocal advocates are on the losing side of a judicial decision, a common reaction has been to demand an end to lifetime tenure. But this “solution” may cause more problems than it would solve. ...[Continue Reading]
Updated June 7, 2013: The North Carolina General Assembly House voted on Wednesday, June 5 to repeal the Racial Justice Act on a 77 to 39 vote. The vote was split strictly along party lines, with no Democrats supporting repeal and only one Republican representative opposing repeal. The Senate ...[Continue Reading]
As shots rang out in the streets of New York on the morning of August 24, it seemed as though our country’s worst nightmare had returned. Two people were dead and nine were injured after police brought down gunman Jeffrey Johnson in front of the Empire State Building after Johnson had killed ...[Continue Reading]
Note from the Editors: Recently, the Campbell Law Observer hosted a write-on competition to recruit new staff writers. Each student was to discuss the impact of for-profit law schools on the legal academy and the legal profession. Below, you will find the article that received the highest ...[Continue Reading]
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Gandalf the Wizard speaking to Frodo Baggins –J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” In Blythe v. ...[Continue Reading]
Note from the Editor: Recently, the Campbell Law Observer hosted a write-on competition to recruit new staff writers and editors. Each student was to discuss the value of a law degree. As we all know, the value, or perceived value, of a law degree has changed. Below, you will find the ...[Continue Reading]
It has happened to many lawyers. After countless hours of negotiations, the parties believe they’ve reached a settlement agreement. But instead of rejoicing in the resolution, they find themselves locked in renewed conflict after the “deal” falls through. Usually this happens for one of ...[Continue Reading]
Recently, I have become more keenly aware of one of my quirkier attributes. I have an aversion to technology. I am a 27-year-old soon-to-be young professional who, for all intents and purposes, fears the inevitable direction that technology is moving. Two recent events spurred this ...[Continue Reading]