Wake Forest law alumni, professor sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Photo of Wake Forest Law alumni professor being sworn in to the US Supreme Court bar

Eight Wake Forest Law alumni and a law professor were admitted and sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 25.The alumni are Dan Boone (’80), Kathryn Eyster (’03), Kristin Garris (’08), Shaida Horner (’99), Robert Humphries (’81), Erika Karnaszewski (’07), Justin Nifong (’07) and Bradley Roehrenbeck (’05). The professor is Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic.

In addition to being sworn in, the group had the opportunity to meet Justice Samuel Alito before the swearing in ceremony and to listen to two oral arguments.

On Monday, the high court heard oral arguments on the issue of pharmaceutical patent settlement agreements between branded and generic drug companies that contain so-called “pay-for-delay” or “reverse payment” provisions. Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., involves the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) appeal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit’s order affirming dismissal of an FTC charge that such an agreement was an unfair method of competition in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

The justices also heard oral arguments  in a case involving class arbitration, Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, No. 12-135.

You can listen to the actual arguments here.