Campbell Law Grads Receive NCAJ Awards

May 16, 2022

The Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Class of 2022 includes four graduates who earned recognition from NCAJ. The school held its 44th hooding and graduation ceremony on May 13.

The Calhoun Advocacy Award went to Justin B. Lockett of Rolesville. The award recognizes the best performance in the trial and appellate advocacy program. The advocacy faculty of the law school chooses the winner. The award is sponsored by 1980 Campbell Law graduate M. Jean Calhoun in association with NCAJ.

Justin Lockett

While at Campbell, Justin has exhibited leadership in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, all with a high degree of professionalism. He was the best brief award recipient in the 2020 Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition and was chosen to represent Campbell as a member of the Moot Court Team. He has served as the Constitutional Law Teaching Scholar since 2020 and served as a Research Assistant for North Carolina Solicitor General Matthew Sawchak. In addition, Justin serves as a staff member of the Campbell Law Review.

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards went to Claudia Barcelo of Havana, Cuba; Ryan Marie Cooke of Southern Pines and Hunter Grey Pethel of Greensboro.

The trial advocacy faculty of the law school selects these award winners. The awards go to the students showing the most significant improvement during their required Trial Advocacy performance sections as evidenced by their performance and grade; leadership endeavors; academic success; and collegial respect and work ethic. The awards are sponsored by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.