Media Roundup for June 29, 2018

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Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of June 29, 2018:

Agewise: Planning for the future

June 25

Winston-Salem Journal

The Wake Forest University’s School of Law offers an Elder Law Clinic which provides free legal services to eligible seniors in Forsyth and surrounding counties. To find out if you meet the qualifications visit

Trump’s now-ended policy of breaking up immigrant families not new, advocate says

June 23
Winston-Salem Journal

Margaret Taylor, an expert on immigration at Wake Forest University School of Law, said because immigrants had a legal right to seek asylum, they were rarely prosecuted if they came into the country illegally. They could get a preliminary interview so that federal immigration officials could assess whether migrants had a credible fear of returning to their home country. Then, they would be released on parole and asked to return. Eventually, a hearing would be held.

Lawyers must inform current clients of material errors

July 2018

ABA Journal

Some ethics experts question whether the definition provides sufficient guidance and have concerns that it may create more problems. “Despite the committee’s laudable goal of providing more specific guidance and its conclusion that the standard for determining what is material is an objective one, I think lawyers may still struggle, practically, with what is material error,” says Ellen Murphy, who teaches professional responsibility at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Beth Hopkins Receives Law School Alumni Association’s Citizen-Lawyer Award

May 29

William & Mary Law School

The William & Mary Law School Alumni Association honored Beth Hopkins J.D. ’77 with the 2018 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony on May 13. The award is the association’s highest recognition and is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made “a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership.” Professor Hopkins spent more than 30 years in various roles at Wake Forest University, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach at Wake Forest Law.


A game of craps: Law school, bar admissions a gamble for applicants with records

June 18

NC Lawyers Weekly

Before an applicant takes on any state bar, she has to make it past a law school admissions committee. As for the eight law schools in the Carolinas, willingness to discuss the manner in which ex-offenders are examined range from refusal to candor….  Wake Forest declined an interview request, but emailed a statement: “We consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis.” If there is any information to be gleaned by the former offender, it is unclear.

ACA lawsuit could have spillover effect on employer-provided health plans

June 17

Winston-Salem Journal

Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University School of Law, said the Justice Department’s decision may only affect individual insurance.
“But it could well directly affect employer-sponsored insurance as well,” Hall said. “I think it’s fair to say that the full implications have not been thought out well.
“If the government’s position prevails, we’ll be back to where we were before where people with pre-existing conditions will be stuck in their insurance, and therefore their jobs, if they cannot find other work with good benefits.”

This story was also published on Good Insurance.