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Third-year students name Professor Charley Rose 2012 Teacher of the Year

Professor Charley Rose

Charley Rose is one of the favorite law teachers of generations of Wake Forest graduates. He is a 10-time winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award and winner of the Joseph Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005.

Professor Charley Rose has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2012 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dean Blake D. Morant made the announcement during the law school’s Hooding Ceremony on May 20, 2012. Litigation Clinic Coordinator Ann Robertson was chosen as “Staff Member of the Year.”

Rose is one of the favorite law teachers of generations of Wake Forest graduates.  This latest honor makes him a 10-time winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award. He was also awarded the Joseph Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005.

Rose originated the successful “Conversation with . . .” program, designed to bring experienced lawyers to the school as role models to share their stories in an informal setting with the students. He also served for 20 years as the advisor to the National Moot Court Team, including advising the team that won the National Championship in 1986.

Rose taught at the University of Akron Law School prior to joining the Wake Forest faculty, and he has been a visiting professor at the Duke Law School and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.  He serves as an Elder and Clerk of Session for the Shallowford Presbyterian Church.  Before entering law school teaching, Charley served as Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Ohio, and as instructor in the United States Army JAG School and the United States Army Infantry School.