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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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


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75th Percentile1563.55
25th Percentile1502.94
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$19,650$19,650
Living Expenses
Median grant$12500
Percent receiving grants92.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 84.20%
NJ Employment73.7
Bar Passage82.61%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Estate Planning
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Intellectual Property Law
Real Estate Transactions
Trial Advocacy