Can’t make it to the 2018 Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 20? Watch it streaming live online
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
April 18, 2018
Since not all of the graduates’ family and friends can travel to Winston-Salem for the Commencement weekend festivities, the law school is providing a free Livestream of the Hooding Ceremony and of Commencement. Both will be available to watch following the ceremonies as well.
The members of the Wake Forest School of Law Class of 2018 have chosen Professor Ralph Peeples and Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) to be the speakers for the law school’s Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 20. The graduates also voted for Professor Rebecca Morrow as Teacher of the Year and for Registrar Records Assistant Amy Cecil as Staff Member of the Year.
“We’ll formally recognize the contributions of Professor Morrow and Ms. Cecil at the Grad Day lunch in the Commons on May 4,” said Ann Gibbs, Associate Dean of Administrative and Student Services. “We look forward to inspirational words from Professor Peeples and Alex ‘The Tex’ Teixeira at Hooding.”
The Hooding Ceremony is set for 1:45 p.m. in Wait Chapel followed by the Dean’s Reception at 4 p.m. at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, May 21, on Hearn Plaza. This is a private, ticketed event. Learn more about the Hooding Ceremony and Commencement on the University website.
Professor Peeples, who is retiring from the law school this year after 39 years as a professor and an administrator, has distinguished himself as teacher and scholar during his tenure. A four-time winner of the law school’s excellence in teaching award, Professor Peeples is among a small group of scholars nationally that employ empirical methodologies to study and evaluate the legal system. Currently a Certified Mediator in the North Carolina Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference program, he also has been a lecturer and manuscript author for various Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs. Prior to entering teaching, Professor Peeples was an associate attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio.
Teixeira is from Mystic, Connecticut, and a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he earned a degree in journalism/mass communication. While in law school, Teixeira served as an executive editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy and, as a third-year student, represented Wake Forest in the National Moot Court Competition. He also volunteered with the Pro Bono Project during all three years and founded a pro bono initiative focused on environmental advocacy. Following graduation, Teixeira will clerk for Judge Hunter Murphy on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.