The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Dexter A. Smith
Application deadline May 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 42.1% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.32
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 156

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 42.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 153-159
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.1-3.55
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.32
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 156

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.T.W.M.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The law school offers two options for clinical experiences. The Juvenile Justice Project exposes our students to both the theoretical and the practical aspects of the mediation process in the context of restorative justice. The Senior Law Clinic allows for our students to assist low-income senior citizens through offering legal services that are specific to this population.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 106
Seminars 31
Positions available in seminars 600
Positions available in simulation courses 675
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 36
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Campbell Law Review is a student publication of scholarly writings on current legal topics. Participation on the Campbell Law Review is by invitation. Campbell Law Observer is a monthly student publication staffed by 50 student writers and editors reporting on recent state and federal court opinions. Students may also choose to participate in 27 other student organizations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 42
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 530
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 624
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 36
Full-time students involved in field placements 194
Full-time students involved in law journals 63
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 132
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 0

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 16.6:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 87
Full-time minority faculty 8.7%
Part-time minority faculty 7.8%
Total faculty 91
Total faculty (men) 72.5%
Total faculty (women) 27.5%
Total faculty (minorities) 7.7%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.1
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.1-3.55
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.32
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 153-159
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 156
Acceptance rate 42.1% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 16.6:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 27.4% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 76.4% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.9% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.5%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 475

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 475

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 12.8%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.7%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.7%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 4.6%
Female students discontinuing law school 5.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Daphne Lewis
Financial aid phone (910) 893-1310
Financial aid application deadline July 2

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $33,910 per year
Room and board $13,000
Books $2,300
Miscellaneous expenses $11,400
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 22.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 13.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.6%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $10,700
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,950–$15,100
Full-time students receiving grants 36.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $126,068
Proportion who borrowed 85.1%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 22,162
Microform titles 6,804
Electronic titles 616,716
Other non-book titles 337
Total titles 646,019
Volumes (excluding microforms) 109,053
Volume equivalent microforms 88,293
Total volumes and volume equivalents 197,346
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 32,532
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 102
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 45
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 57
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 45
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 11
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 8

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 10
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 15
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 20
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 26,540
Total seats available for library users 266
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) In September 2009, the law school moved into a new state-of-the-art facility. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains the law library, 13 classrooms and 3 courtrooms, faculty and admin. offices, and a 4,000 sq. ft. student commons, office and lounge area. Campbell also serves as the home of the North Carolina Business Court, making it one of only a handful of law schools to house a working court.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.9% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 106
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 27.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 76.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.2%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 27.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 67.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 96.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 76.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 15.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $65,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 35%
Median public service starting salary $57,850

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 1.2%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.3%
Percent employed in government 8.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 4.9%
Percent employed in law firms 67.9%
Percent employed in public interest 4.9%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 88%
Graduates employed out-of-state 12.5%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 7
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 97.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career and Professional Development Center offers numerous opportunities for students to equip themselves for the rigors of finding their first legal job. Alumni are also assisted by the CSO. The Career Services Staff offers seminars, workshops and individual counseling sessions on topics including: resume writing, correspondence, interviewing, clerkships, and many other areas of interest.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 83.6%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 93.9%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 15.2%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 75.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 0.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.3%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%