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Professor Wendy Parker Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Wendy Parker will be presented with the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award at the University Founders’ Day Convocation Ceremony on Thursday February 22.  Parker joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2003 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she also twice won prizes for teaching excellence. She currently teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Remedies, Remedies, and Torts.

Professor Parker’s practice background prior to entering academia allows her to bring "real world" experience into her classroom.  Before beginning her teaching career, Professor Parker litigated school desegregation cases for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights as a Skadden Fellow and for the U.S. Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney. This rich litigation experience has also become the backdrop for her nationally recognized academic scholarship on school desegregation and remedies for racial and ethnic discrimination.  

It is with great pleasure that the law school announces her selection for the Branch Excellence in Teaching Award.  During her four years at Wake Forest, she has demonstrated her commitment to our students within the classroom and has nurtured within her students the ideals of justice and fairness in our larger society.