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Michael L. Robinson to be sworn in on Friday, July 1, as newest judge for North Carolina Business Court

The Wake Forest University School of Law will host a swearing-in ceremony this week for Michael Lindsay Robinson, who will preside as Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases of the new North Carolina Business Court, which is set to open January 2017.

Wake Forest Law, site of the newest Business Court where Judge Robinson will preside, will host the ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center, with Chief Justice James L. Gale presiding. A reception will follow.

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The International Jurist, summer 2016 edition cover

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program featured in International Jurist

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the International Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the U.S. in terms of law school experience.

The International Jurist named Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, which is one of the longest running in the U.S., as one of the top 14 LL.M. programs in the category.  The programs were selected based on the ability to help students receive hands-on training, collaborate with U.S. students, participate in extracurricular activities and more.

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Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Elder Law Clinic student Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in the Piedmont Triad’s 5th Annual Elder Abuse Walk, Stroll and Roll on  June 18, 2016, in Triad Park, Kernersville, North Carolina.

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Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue’s article featured in Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters

Associate Professor Abigail Perdue has become a guest contributor to Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters.  Her article, “Legal Writing Matters: Bridging the Gap between Substance and Skill,” published originally on December 25, 2015, on the law school’s blog The Road to 1L, discusses the importance and lasting impacts of Legal Writing as a course.  Legal Writing Matters features articles pertaining to Legal Writing and Analysis courses by several guest contributors from around the nation. The original article follows:

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William O. King (JD ’64) receives N.C. State Bar’s 2016 John B. McMillan Award

William O. King (JD ’64) is the recipient of the 2016 John B. McMillan Award presented by the North Carolina State Bar for his exemplary service to the legal profession.  The announcement was reported originally by PRLeap.com on June 7, 2016, as well as by the Daily HeraldBioSpace, the State Journal and more. The original release follows.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall discusses federal lawsuit against Carolinas Healthcare in Winston-Salem Journal

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the following article on June 10, 2016, “Carolinas Healthcare faces federal lawsuit on competition practices in Charlotte area,” written by Richard Craver and published originally in the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Professor of International Law John Knox

Professor John Knox co-authors op/ed in The Guardian about protecting environmental defenders

Professor John Knox co-authored the following op/ed, “Protecting those who work to defend the environment is a human rights issue,” originally published in The Guardian on June 5, 2016, with fellow U.N. special rapporteurs Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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Online MSL student Crystal Richmond, a paralegal from Atlanta, Georgia, talks with Professor Ellen Murphy about her coursework. Murphy is the law school's assistant dean for instructional design.

Wake Forest Law launches part-time, online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree with focus on health care, HR

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who want a better understanding of the law.

Applications for Fall 2016 are now being accepted here. The degree program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence that are hallmarks of Wake Forest Law. The online MSL is the law school’s first wholly online degree offering.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a Wake Forest Law education to individuals who would not have been able to take advantage of this unique opportunity solely because of geography,” explains Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). “Our new online MSL degree is designed to help professionals reach the next level in their careers.” Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright named among 20 most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty

Professor Ronald Wright has been named the 13th most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty member in the United States, from 2010 to 2014, in Brian Leiter’s law school report, published originally on Law Professor Blogs Network on May 18, 2016.  The study’s data was draw from the 2015 Sisk study.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro named among 20 most-cited administrative law faculty

Professor Sidney Shapiro has been named the 19th most-cited administrative law faculty member from 2010 to 2014 in Brian Leiter’s law school report, published originally on Law Professor Blogs Network on May 24, 2016.  See below for details about the study.

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