Campbell Law School Adjunct Faculty Members Recognized By N.C. State Bar

Top Quote Board Of Legal Specialization Honors Judge John Tyson With The 2013 James E. Cross Jr. Leadership Award, And Evan Horwitz And Geeta Kapur As New Specialists. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2013 - Campbell Law School ( has announced that three adjunct faculty members were recently recognized by the North Carolina State Bar during the Board of Legal Specialization's Annual Luncheon & Awards Presentation.

    Judge John Tyson was awarded the 2013 James E. Cross Jr. Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership as the only North Carolina judge who is board certified in Real Property Law. The award is presented to a certified specialist who has taken an active leadership role in his/her practice area through presentations at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, scholarly writings and participation in groundbreaking cases, or service to an established professional organization. A 1979 Campbell Law graduate, Judge Tyson is an emergency recall judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He teaches Real Property Planning at Campbell Law, and although he could have claimed statutory judicial exemption from CLE requirements, he completed as many as 50 CLE credits per year while teaching.

    In addition to Judge Tyson, Evan Horwitz and Geeta Kapur were recognized as new specialists. Horwitz, a 2001 Campbell Law graduate, is a specialist in Family Law and teaches Family Law Planning. Kapur, who teaches Race, Justice, and American Law, is a specialist in Criminal Juvenile Delinquency Law.

    "All of the members of the adjunct faculty at Campbell Law School are some of the top specialists in their field and they bring great expertise to the classroom and to our students," said Interim Dean Keith Faulkner. "We are so proud of Judge Tyson, Evan and Geeta for their recognition from their peers at the N.C. State Bar."

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    Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation's top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation's best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 25 years, Campbell Law's record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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