Applications are up 25 percent at Campbell University's law school, and officials there say they have downtown Raleigh to thank for it.
Campbell is moving its law school from Buies Creek to a new headquarters in downtown Raleigh, a new facility opening this fall. Law school officials say the draw of an urban law school experience is leading to far more applicants.
"Today's students want to be in an urban environment where they can gain experience and see the law in action," said Lewis Hutchison, assistant dean for admissions, in this recent news release. "Being within walking distance of the state legislature, appellate courts, state agencies and dozens of law firms and corporate offices means our students will be able to do both."
The law school will be at 225 Hillsborough Street. The 109,000-square-foot building offers 40 percent more space than the previous law school home on the Buies Creek campus.