Four members of Campbell Law School’s Class of 2022 have earned recognition from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). The Calhoun Advocacy Award went to Justin B. Lockett and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards went to Claudia Barcelo, Ryan Marie Cooke and Hunter Grey Pethel.
The Calhoun Advocacy Award given to Lockett recognizes the best performance in the trial and appellate advocacy program. The advocacy faculty members of the law school choose the winner and the award is sponsored by 1980 Campbell Law alumna M. Jean Calhoun in association with NCAJ.
Lockett earned this award by exhibiting leadership in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with high professionalism while at Campbell. 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, who also teaches at the law school. In addition, Lockett served as a staff member of the Campbell Law Review.
The trial advocacy faculty members of the law school select the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Awards. The awards earned by Barcelo, Cooke and Pethel are given to the students who showed the most improvement during their trial advocacy performance academically, through leadership endeavors; academic success; and collegial respect and work ethic.