RALEIGH (NCLW) – The Hispanic National Bar Association recently named Campbell Law School’s Hispanic Law School Association as its 2010 Law Student Organization of the Year. The group was recognized for its commitment to the Hispanic students at Campbell Law by bringing relevant, high-profile speakers to the school and hosting events to raise funds for [...]
It's not every day that First Amendment issues get raised in a drunk-driving case.
But last week the Court of Appeals threw out a DWI case involving an arrest by a Davidson College police officer, agreeing with the defense that Davidson is a religious institution and giving police powers to the school is unconstitutional.
"We hold that the delegation of police power to Davidson College ... is an unconstitutional delegation of ‘an important discretionary governmental power' to a religious institution in the context of the First Amendment," Judge James A. Wynn Jr. wrote in a unanimous opinion before his departure to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Allen Brotherton, who represented the defendant, said he thinks the opinion should have an impact on the way campus police departments on all church-affiliated schools in the state operate.
At its spring 2010 conference, the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys voted to amend the association’s bylaws to allow law student membership, according to its new president, Bonnie Refinski-Knight. Refinski-Knight said the association and law students will both benefit by the addition of younger members. “We have a lot to offer students and young attorneys [...]