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Henry Munroe Campbell was a distinguished lawyer who served as legal counsel to the University of Michigan's Board fo Regents for several years.

Following Mr. Campbell's death in 1926, his law partners met with then University of Michigan Law School Dean Henry M. Bates to discuss a fitting memorial. They decided to establish a case club competition to foster training for law students in appellate advocacy in his honor. The first Henry M. Campbell competition was held in the 1927-28 academic year.

A trust fund to finance the competition was established in 1927 and has been periodically augmented with gifts from Dickinson Wright PLLC. Each year, prizes are paid from the income of the trust fund to the finalists in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition. This year cash prizes will be paid to the top five finalists.