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Help Wake Forest School of Law feed the hungry while keeping its ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ winning streak

Wake Forest School of Law is looking for donations to keep up its winning streak as the largest law school contributor to the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s DivisionLegal Food Frenzy (LFF)” fundraiser. The annual food drive held in conjunction with continues through March 31, 2018. Participants are encouraged to donate monetarily online or drop off food items in boxes located in the Law School Commons. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of March 16, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of March 16, 2018:  Continue reading »

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Professor Michael Green to receive ABA’s 2018 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award

Professor Michael Green will receive the 2018 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award from the American Bar Association (ABA)  Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section at a dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018,  during the section’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) selected by American Constitution Society (ACS) as Next Generation Leader

Wake Forest School of Law’s Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) has been selected as an American Constitution Society (ACS) Next Generation Leader based on her active involvement and leadership at the law school.

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Professor John Korzen named one of North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite’

Business North Carolina magazine has named Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) one of its “Legal Elite” for 2018, in the Appellate practice category. This is the first year in which Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has included Appellate practice. Continue reading »

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Sager Speaker Series to present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on March 22

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on Thursday, March 22, 2018, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts symposium on using human rights to protect natural resources on April 6

The Wake Forest Law Review‘s Spring 2018 symposium, “Rights & Resources: Using Human Rights to Protect Natural Resources,” is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project Expungement Clinics inform community members about new N.C. laws

Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. 24, 2018, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Prison Letters Project provides North Carolina inmates access to legal information

The Wake Forest School of Law Library is the only publicly accessible law library between Raleigh and the Tennessee border.  Not only does this void in law libraries mean that the general public does not have wide access to up-to-date legal information, it also means that those individuals incarcerated in the North Carolina prison system do not either.

The catch is though, even without access to prison libraries, inmates have a constitutional right to access to the courts, which includes access to legal information. Thus the emergence of the Wake Forest School of Law Prison Letter Project — a project that is coupling the provision of inmates’ rights with the pro humanitate mission of Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

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Professor Shannon Gilreath participates in debate at Center for Ethics and Leadership (CEL) on April 25

Wake Forest School of Law Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ‘02) will participate in a debate at The Center for Ethics and Leadership on the topic of “Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings on the American College Campus” from  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Continue reading »