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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) to step down after 2018-2019 academic year

Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) announced today that she will step down as Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law at the end of the next academic year, effective June 30, 2019. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law celebrates Class of 2018 at 44th annual Hooding Ceremony, graduates first online-only MSL class

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 188 graduates on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Wait Chapel including 153 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 20 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, seven Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and eight Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The MSL graduates represent the first class that earned their master’s degrees wholly online.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic students’ work featured on ‘Undisclosed’ podcast

The most recent episodes of the popular podcast,  ”Undisclosed,” focus on a case that involves the investigative work of Wake Forest University undergraduate and graduate students. On April 23, 2018, the podcast team began airing episodes about Chinquapin, North Carolina, resident Pam Lanier, who was convicted in 1999 of murdering her husband, Dorian, in largely due to an odd rule of evidence known as the Doctrine of Chances.

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John Van Swearingen (JD ’18) publishes paper in National Law Review

John Van Swearingen (JD ’18),  a native of Clearwater, Florida, had the article, “Avoiding Federal Friendly Fire: Addressing the Incidental Take of Migratory Birds by State Environmental Agencies Utilizing Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Treatment,” published in the National Law Review on May 9, 2018. Continue reading »

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Professors Rebecca Morrow, Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue receive promotions

The Wake Forest University School of Law congratulates Rebecca Morrow on her promotions to full professor with tenure and Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue to professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) with tenure.

The law school faculty voted on the promotions in April and the decisions were ratified by the University’s Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees.

“In the Rank and Tenure Committee meeting we shared our individual and collective sentiments about our fabulous colleagues,” said Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77). “Please join me in congratulating Rebecca, Hal, and Abby.” Continue reading »

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Watch ‘Last Class with Professor Charley Rose’ and ‘Fab Five’ retirement celebration

Wake Forest School of Law alumni returned in droves on April 20, 2018, to help recognize and honor the 188 combined years of service of retiring Professors Miles FoyRalph PeeplesCharley Rose, George Walker, and Dean Emeritus Bob Walsh.

The “Last Class with Professor Rose” was held in Worrell Professional Center in the morning and a panel discussion with the “Fab Five” professors, with the exception of Professor Walker, was held in the afternoon in Farrell Hall followed by a reception in Worrell.  Those unable to attend either or both events can watch the recordings of “The Last Class” and the “Fab 5,” moderated by Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77).

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Wake Forest wins historic national Trial Team championship

Imagine members of the Wake Forest University football team playing against each other for the national championship title. But in this case the field was a federal courtroom, judges and attorneys were the referees, and it was final arguments instead of touchdowns that decided who was the best in the country. Continue reading »

David Daggett (JD ’85) receives the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for commitment to local down syndrome community

The winners of the 2018 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Awards were announced Wednesday, April 25, 2018, during a breakfast for those nominated. David Daggett (JD ’85), attorney and partner with the law firm Daggett Shuler in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was proud to accept the 2018 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the People’s Choice category.

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Media Roundup for the week of May 18, 2018

Wake Forest School of Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of May 18, 2018:  Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of May 4, 2018

Wake Forest School of Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of May 4, 2018:  Continue reading »