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Megan Ratley joins University Advancement as Assistant Director of Law Alumni Engagement

Megan Ratley joined Wake Forest University Advancement on Aug. 1, 2016, as Assistant Director of Law Alumni Engagement.

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Alumna Julia Wicker Lee (BA '99, JD '03), photo courtesy of the Triangle Business Journal

Julia Wicker Lee (BA ’99, JD ’03) appointed UNCW Associate General Counsel

Julia Wicker Lee (BA ’99, JD ’03) has been appointed Associate General Counsel for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).  The following article regarding her appointment was released by UNCW News on Aug. 30, 2016.

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Kim Fields

OCPD Director Kim Fields gives career advice in GoodCall report for recent grads

Kim Fields, director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, was featured in the “Expert Advice” section of the GoodCall report, “2016′s Best Places for Law School Graduates,” published on Aug. 29, 2016.

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Heather Gram returns to teach LAWR, Business Drafting

Adjunct Professor Heather Gram will begin the 2016-2017 academic year teaching the first section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) to first-year students in the fall. In the spring semester, she will teach the second section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research as well as a Business Drafting course.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Kent Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal: ‘It’s a good day for the right to vote’

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina’s voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The court rejected a request by Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination. 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 Ron Wright says Florida election results hint at a new era of prosecutor accountability

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following story, “John Legend, yes that one, is happy State Attorney Angela Corey lost Tuesday night,”  published by the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 30, 2016.  The quote also ran in the Common Dreams article, “Celebrations Abound as Angela Corey, ‘Cruelest Prosecutor in America,’ Ousted.”

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Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green tells Philadelphia Inquirer of ‘smoking gun’ in Ikea dresser recall

Professor Michael Green was featured in the following Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Ikea balks at releasing records tied to deadly dresser recall,” published by Tricia Nadolny on August 29, 2016.  The article was also published on Yahoo! Finance Canada.

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Kathy “Killian” Noe to give address at WFU School of Divinity Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 8

Kathy “Killian” Noe (’80), founder of Recovery Café, a therapeutic community for men and women recovering from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges in Seattle, Washington, will deliver Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Fall Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 8. Her address is titled, “What The World Needs Now: Building Authentic Community.”

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Wake Forest School of Business to present ‘Personal Concierge or Big Brother?’ moderated panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 15

“Personal Concierge or Big Brother? Balancing the Possibilities of Big Data with the Need for Privacy” is a moderated panel discussion, sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism in the Wake Forest School of Business. Its objective is to discuss the ethical dilemmas and implications for business uses of data, including but not limited to the landscape of consumer data, consumer privacy, and company policies for handling data.

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Elder Law Clinic Alumni Rick Fleming (JD '94) and Jenna Coogle (JD '15)

Two generations of Elder Law Clinic students work to protect investors

During summer 2016, Jenna Coogle (JD ’15)who was an Elder Law Clinic student in Spring 2015, worked in Washington, D.C., at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  She spent part of that time assisting  Investor Advocate Rick Fleming (JD ’94).  In 1993, Fleming was also a student in the clinic.  He was appointed in 2014 as the first Investor Advocate for the SEC.

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