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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 »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in New Jersey Star-Ledger on investigation of Newark racial-profiling cases

A three-year investigation of the Newark Police Department has unearthed numerous constitutional violations in pedestrian stops and arrests, as well as the use of excessive force that is disproportionately affecting black citizens. Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons discusses the difficulty of proving intentional discrimination in court in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, saying, “Often times, in order to prove these cases, you need a smoking gun or some testimony that this is why the officer…engaged in this conduct, and that’s very difficult to find.”

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Chief Justice John Martin (’67) to retire from N.C. Court of Appeals on Aug. 1

Chief Justice John C. Martin (’67) of the N.C. Court of Appeals is retiring effective Aug. 1. Martin has served on the Court of Appeals for more than a decade.

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U.S. News ranks Wake Forest Law among top schools for most federal judicial clerkships

Wake Forest Law is among the nation’s Top 20 law schools for the most federal judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall earns distinction of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ by Thomson Reuters

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall is among three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  faculty members who have earned the distinction of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters. Continue reading »

Grammy-Award Winning Country Singer Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd is keynote speaker at ‘Home Free’ annual fundraiser on Oct. 16, 2014

From humble beginnings as a single mom in a small Kentucky town, to her meteoric rise as a country music superstar and American icon, Naomi Judd, first known to the world as half of country music’s mother/daughter duo, The Judds, will share her personal story of domestic violence during “Home Free,” the third annual benefit luncheon in Forsyth County to end domestic violence. “Home Free” will be joint hosted by Family Services and the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina.

Since Fall 2010, the Children’s Law Center has partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Law to launch the Child Advocacy Clinic, a program in which gives students the unique opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal settings.

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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 »

Wake Forest Law ranks among top healthcare law programs

Wake Forest School of Law has been ranked among the top schools for healthcare law by Law Street Media. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Review welcomes new staff members for 2014

The Wake Forest Law Review just announced the membership of 34 new students to its organization. Students were selected by grading into the top ten percent of their class or by their outstanding performance in the write-off competition. Continue reading »

(link to PDF) Professor Joel Newman’s article “Do IRC Sections 174 and 41 Really Matter?”

Do IRC Sections 174 and 41 Really Matter