P. O. BOX 158


Telephone: (910) 893-1750

Fax: (910) 893-1780


ABA Approved Since 1979


The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University was established in 1976. Boasting more than three decades of excellence in legal education on Campbell University's main campus in Bules Creek, North Carolina, the School of Law will be relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, in August 2009.


From its inception, the School of Law was envisioned as a unique and different law school. The School of Law is a highly demanding, purposely small, intensely personal community of faculty and students whose aim, guided by transcendent values, is to develop lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence and who view the practice of law as a calling to serve others and to create a more just society.


The School of Law concentrates on the integration of the practical with the theoretical in a highly structured and rigorous curriculum. The demanding nature of the curriculum stems from our commitment to a genuinely "professional" legal education. The members of the law faculty recognize their responsibility to help law students acquire foundational theoretical knowledge and skills to become fully integrated legal professionals.


Campbell law students have a tradition of success in Moot Court, Client Counseling and Trial Competitions. During 2007 and 2008, Campbell law student teams won two National Moot Court Championships and several other Regional Moot Court and Trial Competitions. In addition, Campbell law graduates consistently perform at the highest level on bar examinations. Campbell law graduates have achieved the highest overall bar passage rate among North Carolina Law Schools for the past 16 years. Our graduates also have a similarly high bar passage rate on other states' bar exams.


The School of Law's character and programs reflect a grounding in the Judeo‑Christian tradition. We encourage students to examine the relationship between spiritual and legal issues, to explore the theological foundations for law, to think differently about justice and the legal system, and to consider how lawyers can help achieve a more just and merciful society. While the School of Law embraces an intellectual perspective rooted in Christian tradition, it is committed to free and open discussion of ideas.


The School of Law seeks students who view the practice of law as a privilege to engage in a professional life of service to others. The heritage and finest traditions of the legal profession must include leadership in their communities and an overriding concern that justice be served in all matters.



Melissa A. Essary (910) 893‑1751

Vice Dean for Administration and External Relations:

B. Keith Faulkner (910) 893‑1752

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:

J. Bryan Boyd (910) 893‑1781

Assistant Dean for Admissions:

Lewis Hutchinson, Jr. (910) 893‑1753

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs:

Russell Smith (910) 893‑1761

Director of Law Library:

Olivia L. Weeks (910) 893‑1796



MELISSA A. ESSARY, (Dean and Professor of Law), born Lubbock, Texas, May 21, 1960; admitted to bar, 1985, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.J., 1982); Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Employment Discrimination Law. Email:

THOMAS PERRIN ANDERSON, (Professor of Law), born Anniston, Alabama, April 15, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, Alabama. Education: University of Alabama (B.A., 1970); Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., 1975); Temple University School of Law (LL.M., 1984). COURSES: Trial Advocacy, Pre‑trial Litigation, Civil Procedure. Email:


ANTHONY V. BAKER, (Associate Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1981, North Carolina. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1977); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1981); University of Wisconsin (LL.M., 1998). COURSES: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History. Email:


RICHARD THOMAS BOWSER, (Associate Professor of Law), born Grove City, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1961; admitted to bar, 1991, Pennsylvania. Education: Grove City College (B.A., 1984); Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A., 1986); Campbell University (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Estate Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Jurisprudence. Email:


J. BRYAN BOYD, (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor of Law), born January 2, 1975; admitted to bar, 2001, North Carolina. Education: Mars Hill College (B.A., 1996); Campbell University School of Law (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Professional Skills, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Pre‑Trial Litigation. Email:


LYNN ROBERT BUZZARD, (Professor of Law), born Ohio, January 15, 1940; admitted to bar, 1984, Illinois. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1963; M.A.T., 1966; M.Div., 1968); DePaul University (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, International Law, Immigration, Non‑Profit Organizations, Remedies, Church‑State. Email:


JEAN MARIE CARY, (Professor of Law), born Louisville, Kentucky, March 6, 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, North Carolina. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1971); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Family Law, Trial Advocacy, Introduction to Trial Advocacy, Pre‑Trial Litigation. Email:


JOHNNY C. CHRISCOE, JR., (Associate Professor of Law), born Troy, North Carolina, August 19, 1957; admitted to bar, 1990, North Carolina. Education: Pembroke State University (B.A., 1980); Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Insurance Law, Torts, Trial Advocacy. Email:


MARGARET PERSON CURRIN, (Professor of Law), born Oxford, North Carolina, June 17, 1950; admitted to bar, 1979, North Carolina. Education: Meredith College (A.B., 1972); Campbell University School of Law (J.D., 1979); Georgetown University Law Center (1980). COURSES: Administrative Law, Government Litigation, Legislative Representation, Externship Program. Email:


PATRICK KIRK HETRICK, (Professor of Law), born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 11, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, Wisconsin. Education: University of Wisconsin‑Milwaukee (B.S., 1967); Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1971). COURSES: Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Property, Property. Email:


KEVIN LEE, (Associate Professor), born District of Columbia, November 11, 1960; admitted to bar, 1990, Pennsylvania. Education: Colgate University (B.A., 1983); University of Chicago (M.A., 1998); New York Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Business Associations, Jurisprudence, Contracts, International Business Transactions. Email:


CHARLES CORLING LEWIS, (Professor of Law), born Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, Virginia. Education: Washington & Lee University (B.A., 1968; J.D., 1971). COURSES: Commercial Law, Code Pleading, Contract Planning. Email:


ROBERT O. LOFTIS, JR., (Professor of Law), born Birmingham, Alabama, August 5, 1942; admitted to bar, 1973, Tennessee; 1974, Georgia. Education: Florida Atlantic University (B.S., 1969); Emory University (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, Business Planning, Law & Accounting. Email:


RICHARD A. LORD, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, January 8, 1951; admitted to bar, 1975, Tennessee. Education: Ashland College; Alfred University (B.A., 1971); Memphis State University School of Law (J.D., 1975); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1976). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial Law. Email:


JAMES B. MCLAUGHLIN, JR., (Professor of Law), born Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 4, 1946; admitted to bar, 1973, Georgia. Education: Georgia Southern University (B.S.Ed., 1968); Mercer University (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Property, Conflicts of Law, Wills & Trusts. Email:


JAMES STANLEY MCQUADE, (Lynch Professor of the Philosophy of Law), born Bangor, North Ireland, October 7, 1929. Education: Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland (B.D.; B.A.; Ph.D.; LL.B.; M.D.). COURSES: Jurisprudence, Products Liability, Legal History Law and Medicine. Email:


ROBIN A. MUSE, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Memphis, Tennessee, December 9, 1977; admitted to bar, 2005, North Carolina. Education: Baylor University (B.A., 2000; M.A., 2001); Campbell University (J.D., 2005). COURSES: Legal Research and Writing. Email:


E. GREGORY WALLACE, (Associate Professor of Law), born Little Rock, Arkansas, May 20, 1953; admitted to bar, 1990, Arkansas. Education: University of Arkansas (B.A., 1975); Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A., 1982); University of Arkansas, Little Rock (J.D., 1990); University of Virginia (LL.M., 1993); University of Virginia School of Law (S.J.D., 2004). COURSES: Civil Rights Litigation, Constitution and the Courts, First Amendment Seminar, Social Security Disability Law. Email:


OLIVIA LEIGH WEEKS, (Director of the Law Library, Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law), born Raleigh, North Carolina, October 17, 1947; admitted to bar, 1991, North Carolina. Education: Meredith College (B.A., 1969); East Carolina University (M.L.S., 1980); Campbell University (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Legal Research, Legal Writing. Email:


WILLIAM ALLEN WOODRUFF, (Professor of Law), born Montgomery, Alabama, July 29, 1948; admitted to bar, 1978, South Carolina; 1979, Alabama; 1992, District of Columbia. Education: University of Alabama (B.A., 1970); University of South Carolina (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Evidence, Military Law, Trial and Health Law. Email: