Law Review presents awards at annual Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67) Law Review Closing Dinner

Black and white photo of 2018 Wake Forest Law Review members posing outside of the Forsyth Country Club.

2018 Wake Forest Law Review members

The Wake Forest Law Review presented its annual awards at its Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner held on Tuesday, April 17,  2018, at the Forsyth Country Club. The dinner is named in honor of previous editor of the Law Review Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67). The dinner, which was attended by its namesake, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), faculty, staff and Law Review members, was sponsored by Brooks Pierce, where McGinn is a partner.

During the dinner, the annual Law Review awards were also presented. Here is the list of award winners:

Writing Awards

James F. Hoge Memorial Prize
“Trinity Lutheran Church: No Discrimination on the Basis of Religious Mission,” by Jonathan Hilliard

“You Are What You Eat, But What Exactly Do You Eat? Continuing Legal Questions Surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms and How They Are Labeled,” by Katherine Wenner

Brooks Pierce Award

“What is a ‘Mobile Interception Device?,’” by Michael Diven

“Warning! Patent Agent Privilege Ends Abruptly,” by Matt Welch

“Dietary Supplements Imitating Opioids: Kratom and the Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Dietary Supplement Regulatory Oversight,” by Tim Day

Wake Forest Law Review Prize

“Racial Disparity in EPA Enforcement Decisions,” by Logan Judy

Other Awards

Volunteer Award: Sarah Spangenburg, Sara Kathryn Mayson, and Holly Ingram

Service Award: Nick Bedo and Ali Fenno

Distinguished Board Member Award: Alex Edge and Mike Stephens

Distinguished Staff Member Award: Hailey Cleek

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 at the 2016 awards dinner — the first named for him. “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.”

Wake Forest Law Review, which  is ranked No. 40 out of the 100 best law reviews in the country in the following article, “2018 Meta-Ranking of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews,” originally published on PrawfsBlawg on March 21, 2018.

“Wake Forest Law Review’s position on this list is demonstrative of the extraordinary effort our members put forth on a daily basis and reflects not only their commitment to fostering meaningful legal scholarship but also their dedication to representing Wake Forest and all it has to offer,” says Editor-in-Chief Mickey Herman (JD ’18).

The Wake Forest Law Review is a student-run organization that publishes five issues annually. The Law Review also sponsors an annual symposium that changes topics yearly. Through the publication of articles, notes, comments, and empirical legal studies, the Law Review provides the profession with timely evaluations of current problems in the law and serves students as a valuable educational tool.