Four local students were among the 166 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees upon at Red Hat Amphitheater during its 43rd hooding and graduation ceremony.
RALEIGH — Four local students were among the 166 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees upon at Red Hat Amphitheater during its 43rd hooding and graduation ceremony. Dean J. Rich Leonard also bestowed 11 Master of Laws degrees on behalf of the Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom.
Area graduates awarded Juris Doctor degrees were Shannon Lackey of Angier, Chelsea Wilson of Coats, and Morgan Dunn and Aulie Strickland, both of Dunn.
“Today is the culmination of a seemingly endless amount of hard work, preparation and sacrifice,” Leonard said. “We celebrate your accomplishments to date, and we look forward to watching as you launch your new careers.”
Wilson is among the newest members of the Order of Barristers, the national society recognizing outstanding performance in the art of advocacy. Dunn served as the Student Bar Association president for the 2020-21 school year and gave the invocation at graduation.
Lackey, Wilson, Dunn and Strickland were among the Class of 2021 graduates who chose to participate in an in-person ceremony at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper (D) was the commencement speaker. In his speech, Cooper addressed the struggles students have faced throughout the pandemic. “I know you’ve had other challenges, for some of you
it’s been sickness, for some caring for parents, for some caring for children, for some it is experiencing a death close to you, but now you are here and have made it,” he said. “You have plowed through the