NCAJ Chapter to host ‘What I Wish I Learned in Law School’ panel discussion Monday, Nov. 10

Wake Forest Law’s newly revived chapter of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) will host a panel discussion,”What I Wish I Learned in Law School,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310.

The panel will feature four local litigators: Shiloah Daum, who practices eminent domain law; Clark Dummit (’86), who practices criminal defense; John O’Neal, who practices consumer law; and Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79), who has more 30 years of legal experience and teaches State and Local Government for the law school.

The panelists will discuss the lessons they had to learn the hard way their first few years in practice, and offer suggestions and advice for how students can maximize their law school experience to avoid those pitfalls, according to Liz Vennum (’15), who is co-chair of the NCAJ along with Ben Winikoff (’15).

“Sometimes as law students, we get so focused on grades we forget that ultimately, we are preparing to practice law,” Vennum said.  “There are valuable lessons we can learn from these attorneys about where to focus our energy in law school and what we can do now to prepare us for the real world of life after law school.”

A networking reception will be held immediately following the program.

“We are excited about reviving our chapter of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice and about the opportunities the group provides for Wake Forest Law students,” Vennum added.