Raleigh, NC -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/23/2012 -- The Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (http://law.campbell.edu) has announced that Matthew W. Sawchak has joined the Campbell Law faculty as the school’s first Practitioner in Residence. He will be teaching in the areas of civil procedure and antitrust, among other courses. Sawchak has served as a litigation partner in two of North Carolina’s leading law firms. He has been named a 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers, profiled in Chambers USA and Benchmark: Litigation, and is a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
Sawchak’s scholarship focuses on federalism in antitrust and trade regulation, as well as emerging issues in civil procedure. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and his law degree with honors and his master of laws degree from Duke Law School. Sawchak was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal.
Sawchak clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and in the office of the Solicitor General of the United States.
“Professor Sawchak has deep knowledge of civil and appellate procedure and antitrust,” said Campbell Law Dean Melissa Essary. “He will offer our students valuable insights and help them develop practical skills through his real-world expertise and broad experience.”
“At Campbell Law School, we focus on developing law practice skills, as well as subject-matter knowledge, in our students,” Sawchak said. “The legal profession is undergoing rapid change. I am thrilled to work with my colleagues and my students to prepare a new generation of innovative and practice-ready lawyers.”
About Campbell Law
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 http://law.campbell.edu.
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