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Lauren Emery ('16) and Alexis Iffert ('16)

Lauren Emery (’16) wins 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Lauren Emery (’16)  won the 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round held at Wake Forest University School of Law on Thursday, April 17. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo co-presents ‘Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design’ at Boston College on Oct. 31

Imagine this scenario. One day, the foreign minister of a distant and developing country finds you, a young faculty member, in your law school office and asks for your help in writing a new constitution for his struggling nation. As a law professor, what do you tell the foreign minister? What tools would you use to write this new constitution? Where do you begin? Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project joins N.C. Bar Association to host Wills For Heroes event Saturday, Nov. 1

The Wake Forest Pro Bono Project is partnering with the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to host a Wills for Heroes event from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Winston-Salem Policy Department’s Beaty Training Center. Continue reading »

Innocence & Justice Clinic co-sponsors ‘Last Chance for Justice’ author T.K. Thorne on Monday, Nov. 3

Author T.K. Thorne will discuss her book, “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall to help shape health care policy as member of Institute of Medicine

Since 1970, the Institute of Medicine has recognized and tapped into the collective knowledge of a broad range of health care experts, and has now added another Triad expert to its number. Continue reading »

Sarah Margaret Saint ('17)

Student Profile: Sarah Margaret Saint (’17)

Name: Sarah Margaret Saint (’17)

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

Why I chose Wake Forest School of Law: There are two common threads that run through the entire Wake Forest School of Law culture: a commitment to excellence and a commitment to service. The upward trajectory of Wake Forest Law graduates demonstrates this commitment to excellence. However, nothing was more compelling to me than the story of a student at a conference who was praised for the impressive list of pro bono work on her resume. She found her service unremarkable because it is what expected of every Wake Forest Law student. I chose Wake Forest Law so I could be surrounded by that kind of student for the next three years and that kind of colleague for the rest of my life.

Undergraduate school and degree: I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Public Relations, Gender and Race Studies, the Blount Undergraduate Initiative from The University of Alabama in 2011. I earned a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from The University of Alabama in 2013.

Hobbies and interests: In my free time, I like to recuperate with solitary activities: reading memoirs, trying out new recipes, upcycling furniture, hiking, and kayaking. On the weekends, I love to go to art museums and the theatre, explore unique restaurants and antique stores, and take brewery and winery tours with my partner and friends.

Something I am looking forward to as a 1L: I am looking forward to getting involved with the pro bono opportunities Wake Forest has to offer. I cannot wait to begin applying the skills I have been learning. I came to law school to serve the community, and I am eager to get started.

What I plan to do after graduation: I want to have a career in education policy or policy that tangentially effects the education system. I would love to work for a firm that represents clients the education has failed, a non-profit that works with education policy and advocacy, or a criminal defense team that seeks alternative sentencing for juveniles to combat the school-to-prison pipeline.

Campus involvement: I am a part of the Trial Bar team, Teen Court, Youth Advocacy Group, OUTLaw, and Women in Law.

Where I volunteer in my free time: I am passionate about education so I am involved with several nonprofit organizations focused on tangibly addressing educational disparities, including the Junior League of Greensboro and serving as the Director of Student Leadership for Alabama’s chapter of the Educational Theatre Association. The Junior League of Greensboro supports Cone Elementary, a Title 1 school, through programming, financial, and parental support, helping to close the education gap in low-income communities. The Educational Theatre Association advocates for theatre education in middle and high schools across the nation. Theatre education has proven results in both academics, such as higher SAT scores, and soft skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills.

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

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Donald Bogan (’79) is inducted into Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

University of Oklahoma College of Law professors Jonathan Forman and Donald Bogan (’79) were inducted as Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. This honor recognizes them for their contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field.  Continue reading »

Public Interest Law Organization panel event hosts four public interest lawyers on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Four professionals in the realm of public interest participated in a panel discussion for students with an interest in public interest careers on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in New York Times on Valeant’s $53 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan, maker of Botox

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in an Oct. 26, 2014, New York Times article on Valeant Pharmaceuticals ‘ partnering with a hedge fund to buy out Allergan, the maker of Botox.

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Susan Smith Blakely

Guest speaker and author Susan Smith Blakely tells law and pre-law students to ‘pace themselves’

Author Susan Smith Blakely says a legal career is a marathon, not a sprint.  ”Pace yourself and protect yourself and your career,” she told a group of Women in Law members and pre-law students during her presentation, “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers,” at Wake Forest Law on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Continue reading »