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Lauren Emery ('16) and Alexis Iffert ('16)

Lauren Emery (’16) wins 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Lauren Emery (’16)  won the 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round held at Wake Forest University School of Law on Thursday, April 17. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) appointed to North Carolina Court of Appeals

RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory announced today that he will appoint Winston-Salem lawyer Richard Dietz (’02) to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Dietz will fill the seat of Judge Bob Hunter, Jr., who will become a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court on Sept. 6.

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Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan hold a public discussion, “Tale of Two Cities,” as part of course taught by Professor Don Vaughan (’79)

Mayors Allen Joines of Winston-Salem and Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro will hold a joint discussion entitled “Tale of Two Cities” from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8. It will focus on policies in the two towns, including recent policy changes that have occurred. The discussion will be a part of a course on State and Local Government taught by adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (‘79), but is open to all faculty, staff, and students. It will be held in Worrell Room 1308 at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law recognized by Law Street Media in rankings for four specialty law programs

Wake Forest Law was recognized for many if its specialty law programs in a recent release from Law Street Media.  Of the five specialty programs Law Street Media studied, Wake Forest Law was ranked in four of them – Entertainment Law, Healthcare Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Environmental & Energy Law. Continue reading »

The Class of 2017 is helping out the Winston-Salem community this week by volunteering with Habitat of Humanity of Forsyth County. Each of the four sections of new JD students will spend a morning or afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, along with faculty members and law school administrators, working to improve Habitat homes in the area of 14th and Cherry streets.

Wake Forest Law welcomes new JD, Master of Studies in Law and international students for 2014-15 academic year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD), Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and international students for the 2014-15 academic year beginning Friday, Aug. 15. Continue reading »

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79) quoted about felony criminal defendants ability to waive jury trials in WRAL.com article

Criminal defendants charged with all but the most serious felonies would be able to have a judge, rather than a jury of their peers, decide whether they are guilty or innocent if voters approve a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Continue reading »

Speakers announced for 10th annual Converge South tech conference to be held at Wake Forest Law on Friday, Oct. 17

Want to learn more about “when social hits the fan” and “the vanity of social media”? What about what to do when your audience doesn’t want to engage or the forces of disruptive innovation? Continue reading »

Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program featured in PreLaw magazine

Wake Forest Law is featured in the article, “The one-year legal-education option,” in the August 2014 issue of PreLaw magazine. The article profiles the MSL (Master of Studies in Law) degree program citing its application to careers including health care administrators, librarians, educators, scientists, and engineers among others. The article points out how many professions intersect with the law, and how a one-year MSL degree gives a person a solid foundation of understanding the law to excel in various careers. Continue reading »

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law as a best value private law school

Wake Forest Law has been selected by The National Jurist as one of the best value private law schools in its June 13, 2014, listing. Five private law schools premiered on the list of the Best Value law schools this year, joining Brigham Young University, which had been the lone private institution on the annual list in 2013. Continue reading »

Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) named interim dean of Wake Forest Law

Wake Forest University School of Law Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) has been named interim dean of the law school effective Sept. 1 following the announcement that Dean Blake D. Morant has accepted an offer to become dean at George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Media Matters article about climate agreement and the Constitution

Conservative media are suggesting that the Obama administration is “working with foreigners to subvert the Constitution” by seeking a climate agreement with other nations without Senate approval, but legal experts agree that because it is not expected to be legally binding, the accord does not require Senate ratification.

“It’s not unconstitutional…presidents have done it countless times in the past,” said John H. Knox, a UN independent expert on human rights and the environment and professor of international law at Wake Forest University School of Law, in an email to Media Matters. Continue reading »