Wake Forest Law Review renames closing dinner the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner

Law Review Closing Dinner Group Photo

The Wake Forest Law Review presented its annual awards at its closing dinner, held on Friday, April 15, at the Forsyth Country Club. At the dinner, the Law Review board also announced that the dinner would henceforth be known as the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner, in honor of previous editor of the Law Review Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67). The dinner was sponsored by Brooks Pierce, where McGinn is a partner.

McGinn, who was in attendance at this year’s dinner, was presented with a masthead of the law review when he was editor. A labor and employment lawyer, McGinn received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in 1964 and his juris doctorate from Wake Forest Law in 1967. He continues to give back to his alma mater, chairing the Wake Forest University School of Law Alumni Council from 1996-1997 and serving several terms as a member of the Wake Forest Law Board of Visitors.

“I was surprised and humbled to have received this recognition,” McGinn said. “Wake Forest University School of Law played such a significant role in shaping who I am as an attorney. It has been my privilege to give back to the school and its students, and I feel honored that the school would acknowledge me in this way.”

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) recounted tales of McGinn’s scholarship as a student and his success as a lawyer.

“Our law school is incredibly proud of Dan McGinn, as I know his partners are,” Reynolds said. “He is an example of what we hope every student of the law will strive to be.”

During the dinner, the annual Law Review awards were also presented. Kyleigh Feehs (JD ’17) was the winner of the Wake Forest Law Review award. Sarah Saint (JD ’17), Adam Nyenhuis (JD ’17) and Malorie Letcavage (JD ’17) were the winners of the Brooks Pierce Awards. Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won the first place Hoge Award, while Ethan White (JD ’17) was the runner-up.

Eric Spose (JD ’16) was given the Outstanding Editor Award and Taylor Anderson (JD ’17) won the Outstanding Staff Member award. Caroline Daniel (JD ’16) won the Service Award. Malorie Letcavage (JD ’17), Taylor Anderson (JD ’17) and Whitney Pakalka (JD ’17) were presented with the Volunteer Awards. Casey Fidler (JD ’17) and Elizabeth DeFrance (JD ’17) were the winners of the Excellence in Spading Award.