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preLaw magazine once again names Wake Forest School of Law among top for business, corporate law

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest School of Law among top law schools for business and corporate law for the second year in a row. The National Jurist and preLaw magazines also recently named Wake Forest School of Law among the Best Value law schools in their Fall 2017 issues. Continue reading »

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Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) wins 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition

Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the winner of the final round of the 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 15, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law to accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for JD admissions beginning Fall 2018

The Wake Forest School of Law will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the most widely used graduate school exam, as an alternative to the LSAT for its JD admissions process beginning Fall 2018. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law hosts World Tort Law Society’s biennial meeting Nov. 15-18

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. 15-18, 2017, at Wake Forest Law in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Professor Andrew Verstein presents paper at Northwestern Law colloquium on law and economics on Nov. 16

Professor Andrew Verstein will speak at Northwestern Law’s Soshnick Colloquium on Law and Economics on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.  The title of his talk is “The Enduring Distinction between Business Entities and Security Interests: Dynamic versus Fixed Priority.”

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Professor Gregory Parks authors amicus brief for Florida student’s hazing murder trial

Professor Gregory Parks authored an amicus brief on the trial of a Florida A&M University student, Dante Martin, who hazed another student, Robert Champion, resulting in Champion’s death.

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Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018. Continue reading »

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Veterans Legal Clinic’s pro bono work with discharge upgrades gives vets hope

With renewed interest being given to veterans concerning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related mental illnesses and addictions, the Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic has turned its attention to representing qualified veterans in discharge upgrade petitions. Continue reading »

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Professor Shannon Gilreath to speak on First Amendment at National Constitution Center event on Nov. 28

Professor Shannon Gilreath will participate in a program by the National Constitution Center on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The event will be held at the Debate Chamber at Old Parkland in Dallas, Texas.

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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.  Continue reading »