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Associate Provost Kami Chavis to speak at Congressional Black Caucus Annual Policy Conference on Sept. 22

Associate Provost and Professor Kami Chavis, director of the Criminal Justice Program, will speak on a panel at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Policy Conference on Friday, Sept. 22.  The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Business Law Program, Business Law Society present Kenneth R. Feinberg on Sept. 28 as part of distinguished Sager Speaker Series

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Kenneth R. Feinberg on Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312,  is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served but an RSVP is required.

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New bioethics journal website ‘Awaken’ to officially launch on Sept. 20

Wake Forest University School of Law students and faculty have created a first-of-its-kind online graduate school journal that explores the growing field of bioethics. Continue reading »


Professor Andrew Verstein authors article on Oxford Law’s business law blog

Professor Andrew Verstein authored the following article, “Insider Tainting: Strategic Tipping of Material Non-Public Information,” published on Oxford Business Law Blog on Sept. 20, 2017.

Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog also published a version oft Professor Verstein’s piece on Sept. 14, 2017.

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Wake Forest Law to offer Geneva Externship Program in January 2018

Wake Forest Law continues to expand its practical courses and international program offerings with a new externship program in Geneva, Switzerland, beginning spring semester of 2018. Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert on human rights and international environmental law, says,  “I think to some degree it’s an experiment, but it’s something we need to do.”

The program is similar to the law school’s already established Washington, D. C., Metropolitan Externship Program, in that it offers students credit for interning in governmental or non-profit organizations. Geneva is the location of a large number of international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, and of many civil society organizations that focus on international issues.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic, Criminal Justice Program co-sponsor ‘Re-Thinking Drug Policy’ symposium on Monday, Oct. 2

The Innocence and Justice Clinic and the Criminal Justice Program are co-sponsoring a symposium, “Re-Thinking Drug Policy: Seeking Solutions Based on Law, Science and Public Health,” with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in downtown Winston-Salem.  The event, which is scheduled to be live webcast, is free and open to the public. It will be held in conjunction with “International Wrongful Conviction Day.”

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Wake Forest School of Law graduates have highest bar passage rate among North Carolina law schools

Wake Forest School of Law graduates had the highest overall bar passage rate (which includes repeaters) at 86 percent among North Carolina law schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July 2017. That’s compared with a state overall passage rate of 62 percent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.

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Wake Forest Law to host World Tort Law Society’s biennial meeting Nov. 13-18, 2017

From Harbin, China, to Vienna, Austria, to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the third biennial meeting of the World Tort Law Society will be held Nov. 13-18, 2017, at Wake Forest Law in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team heading back to NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC)

A Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team is once again among 16 teams chosen to compete in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (TOC), sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The competition, which will run Nov. 1-4, 2017, will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the new Federal Courthouse on the Loyola Law School campus. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter to be keynote speaker at Brooklyn Law School’s ‘Corporate Triplespeak’ on Sept. 28

Professor Alan Palmiter, Wake Forest University’s presidential chair for Business Law, will be the keynote speaker at the Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Brooklyn Law School.  The event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and is hosted by the school’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation (CSBLR) and Brooklyn Law Review, is titled “Corporate Triplespeak: Responses by Investor-Owned Utilities to the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan.”

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