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Third-year students name Associate Professor Barbara Lentz 2013 Teacher of the Year

Barbara Lentz

Associate Professor Barbara Lentz

Associate Professor Barbara Lentz has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2013 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.

Lentz has been teaching writing, drafting and art law courses to JD and international LLM students for more than a decade. She has developed an art law capstone course, which will be tied to an externship placement next year,  and she has taught Comparative Art Law in London and in the Cross Disciplinary Professional Development course in Nicaragua.

Lentz has been selected by the University to serve as a Faculty Fellow and by the Institute for Public Engagement as an ACE Fellow. She is a faculty advisor to the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and has been a coach to the ABA national moot court teams for several years.

Prior to teaching, Lentz was an associate with two national law firms.  She is active in the community, serving on the Board of the Winston-Salem Symphony, on a public school committee dedicated to expanding public school options in the downtown core, and as a speaker for Leadership Winston-Salem. A mother of two, Lentz is also a founder of a nonprofit agency, Forsyth Backpack Inc., which partners with the local food bank in providing supplemental food to hungry children in Forsyth County. She is a graduate of Duke University and earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Dean Blake D. Morant made the announcement during the law school’s Hooding Ceremony on May 19, 2013. Security Officer Charlie Digerolamoaffectionately known as Officer “D,” was chosen as “Staff Member of the Year.”