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Wake Forest Law Review teams with John Richmond (JD ‘98) on ‘Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues’ symposium on Friday, Oct. 28

John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, has teamed up with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.  The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 1312 with a reception to follow. The North Carolina Bar has approved the symposium for 5.5 hours of CLE credit.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) writes on The Huffington Post: ‘Election 2016: The Potentially Polarizing Effects Of Search Engines, Social Media And Motivated Reasoning’

Professor Christine Coughlin (JD ’90) originally published the following post on The Huffington Post Blog here.

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Pro Bono Project celebrates ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Sunday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest Law celebrates the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week with a service goal of 300 hours during the week of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) quoted in the ABA Journal regarding acceptance of competitive-keyword advertising for lawyers

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02),  assistant dean of instructional design and director of the Master in Studies in Law (MSL) degree program, is quoted in the following ABA Journal story, “Texas lawyers may use competitors’ names in keyword marketing.”

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Health Law and Policy Program releases study revealing how Medicaid could help 12,000 uninsured North Carolina veterans

Wake Forest Law’s Mark A. Hall, professor of Law & Public Health, and Katherine E. Booth (JD ’15), Health Law and Policy research associate, have released the study entitled, “Can Medicaid help (North Carolina) military veterans?” The study is the product of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program and can be read here.

“This report is the first look at a critically important but little known issue — low-income veterans without access to comprehensive health insurance coverage due to state policy,” said Allen Smart, vice president of programs at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, which provided support for the study. “We hope the findings will become part of the broader conversation around Medicaid expansion.”

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Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in ‘Being Mortal’ event on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Highland Presbyterian

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, managing attorney of the Elder Law Clinic, will be featured as a guest panelist at the “Being Mortal” documentary film screening event on Sunday, Oct. 30.  The free event begins at 4 p.m. in Highland Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall in Winston-Salem.

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Law Alumni Weekend 2016 set for Nov. 4-5 at Worrell Professional Center

All Wake Forest School of Law alumni are invited to participate in the school’s third annual Law Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law named Best Value among private schools by National Jurist

Wake Forest Law has once again been named among the Best Value for private law schools by The National Jurist in the Fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine.

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Elder Law Clinic, OUTLaw to screen ‘Gen Silent’ documentary about older LGBT persons and nursing homes, Thursday, Nov. 3

The Elder Law Clinic is sponsoring a screening of Gen Silent at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.  The free event, made possible by a grant from the NC Society of Healthcare Attorneys, will be held at 475 Vine Street of the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education.

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Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) to host free legal workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Worrell Professional Center

Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR), Wake Forest Law’s student veterans group, will host a free legal workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Worrell Professional Center’s Law Commons. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served. This event — held in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 — is open to local veterans and to those currently serving in the military, according to VALOR President Chris Salemme.

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