As an undergraduate at Harvard, Professor Campbell majored in English
and Psychology. He also played rugby and won the school’s
middle-weight boxing championship. Over the years his poetry has won
numerous awards while being published nationally and abroad.
A Washington, D.C. trial attorney during the turbulent 1970s,
alternately representing the government and indigent defendants,
Professor Campbell also taught clinical law at Georgetown, George
Washington, Howard, Catholic, and American universities.
He left Washington, D.C. in 1976 to teach full time at California
Western and write his first book, LAW OF SENTENCING. This treatise,
considered the national authority, has been cited six times by the U.S.
Supreme Court and over 650 times by other courts and legal periodicals.
Professor Campbell currently sits on the board of directors for San
Diego's Federal Defenders, Inc. He was married for 45 volatile but steadfast years to the late, best-selling novelist Drusilla Campbell. Together they raised two sons plus numerous horses and dogs. His courtroom memoirs— a trilogy called TRIAL & ERROR:
The Education of a Freedom Lawyer— have recently been published to the
acclaim of judges, lawyers, law students, and laypersons.