Dean J. Rich Leonard, ABF Life Fellow, was recently presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The presentation took place during a celebration honoring Leonard’s 10th anniversary of leading the Campbell School of Law.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest honor awarded by the Governor’s office and is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to North Carolina. He is currently the longest-serving law school dean of the state’s seven law schools and one of the longest-tenured law deans in the country.
Dean Leonard joined the Campbell University School of Law in July 2013 and has expanded the footprint of the school during that time. Under his leadership, the school has opened the Gailor Family Law Litigation Clinic in 2021 and the Blanchard Community Law Clinic in 2016. Dean Leonard recently served as a Fulbright Special Scholar in Bhutan, where he taught comparative international bankruptcy law.
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