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Remembering Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42)

Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and Wake Forest alumnus from Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96.

No person has been a more generous benefactor to Wake Forest than Byrum, whose lifetime giving has totaled more than $50 million. In 2011, he donated to Wake Forest $40 million, the largest gift in the institution’s history, with the sale of the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. His generosity spanned the course of decades, and because of him, hundreds of students were afforded the same opportunity for a quality Wake Forest education that he had.

“Wake Forest has lost a loyal friend in Porter Byrum,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “His generosity demonstrates his belief that perseverance can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, that education equals opportunity, and that helping others is the key to a meaningful and well-lived life. Julie and I have also lost a dear friend, who we came to know and love over a number of years. We will miss him greatly and will cherish the memories of our wonderful times together.”

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ABA’s National Mental Health Day celebrated on Tuesday, March 28

Wake Forest Law will celebrate National Mental Health Day on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, with an event sponsored by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Law Student Division.

Wake Forest Law joins the ABA Law Student Division in educating law students and professionals about the importance of mental health by making special offerings and educational resources, including free food and mental health assessments, available to all law students throughout the day in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) quoted in Wallethub’s ’2017 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) , who is director of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, is featured in the following story, “2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors,”  written by John S. Keirnan and published by Wallethub on March 27, 2017.  Professor Coughlin is one of the experts discussing the biggest issues facing doctors today as well as the top five indicators in evaluating the best states for doctors, among others.

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National Jurist ranks Wake Forest Law among ‘greenest’

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the National Jurist has named Wake Forest Law among the nation’s “greenest” law schools in its Spring 2017 edition.

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Professor Kami Chavis featured on Public Radio International discussing recent uptick in hate crimes

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is featured in an interview on March 27, 2017, on Public Radio International (PRI)’s  ”The Takeaway.”
On the show, “What Counts As ‘Hate Crime’ in 2017,” Professor Chavis discusses the recent uptick in hate crimes and how the United States DOJ might respond.
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Professor Abigail Perdue’s book, ‘The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking,’ will be available April 8

Professor Abigail Perdue’s latest book, “The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking,” published by West Academic Publishing will be available on Amazon beginning April 8, 2017.

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Sign up today for free webinars available for professionals working in health law and policy, human resources on March 23, April 4

Need to learn more about what’s new in telehealth or what HR professionals can expect under the Trump Administration?

Wake Forest Law’s online only Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program is offering two free, lunchtime webinars on March 23 and April 4 for professionals working in health law and policy and human resources.

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Professor Michael Green to present at ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee annual meeting April 6-8

Professor Michael Green will present at the Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee’s 26th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) on April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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National Jurist chooses Wake Forest student as ‘Law Student of the Year’ two years in a row

For the second time in as many years, a Wake Forest Law student has been recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.”

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Wake Forest Law wins National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won the National Moot Court Competition, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in New York City.

Falzarano won the award for Best Oralist in the final round, while Stafford won the award for Second Best Oralist. In addition, the team’s brief earned the Best Brief award. The brief, primarily authored by Stafford, was one key to the team’s success, because the brief counts for 40 percent of the total score in each round of the competition.

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