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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2017-2018 editors

The Journal of Law and Policy has named its new Board of Editors for the 2017-2018 academic year.The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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BLSA mock trial team advances to national competition March 7-12

A Wake Forest Black Law Students Association mock trial team has been granted a seat at the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition on March 7-12 in Houston, Texas.

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Professor Mark Hall releases ‘A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina’

Professor Mark A. Hall, with the help of Health Law and Policy Program Fellow Katherine Booth (JD ’16), has released “A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina.” Professor Hall is the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, which launched in 2015.

The report, researched and written by Professor Hall, is sponsored by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy and by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. Professor Hall recently was appointed as the only Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, part of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank’s Economic Studies research program.

The report is a 16-page analysis of North Carolina’s ACA market that was issued on Feb. 9, 2017, as part of an assessment of five ACA markets: North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, California and Florida.

The Raleigh News and Observer’s John Murawski published the following story, “Sicker population + state policy = NC’s high ACA costs,” on Feb. 10, 2017.

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) has article published in NALP’s February bulletin

Francie Scott (JD ’04), assistant director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, has authored an article in the NALP February bulletin.

In her role as the OCPD’s associate director, Scott counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning.  She helped create the curriculum and implement the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course, covering career development, job search skills, and professionalism. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development, where she maintains primary oversight for the course syllabus and teaching.

The article, published in the February 2017 NALP Bulletin, is entitled “Habit Forming: Self-Care as an Essential Element of Professional Development” and discusses incorporating self-care into professional development training.

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Professor Chris Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) publishes redistricting op/ed in News and Observer

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) and her research assistant, Adam Messenlehner, wrote the following op/ed, “Return NC to a democracy through fair redistricting,” that was published originally in the Raleigh News and Observer on Feb. 9, 2017.

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Professors Margaret Taylor and Helen Parsonage discuss President Trump’s immigration ban

Professor Margaret Taylor and Adjunct Professor Helen Parsonage, an immigration attorney in Winston-Salem, participated in the panel discussion, “The New Administration’s Refugee and Immigration Policy: What Does it Mean?,” on Friday, Feb. 3, in Wake Forest University’s Pugh Auditorium.

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Professor Dick Schneider participates in Law Library of Congress event commemorating 500th anniversary of Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Professor Dick Schneider is participating in a Law Library of Congress program in Washington, D.C., later this month commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. The following blog post by , “Law Library Program to Further Explore History of Venetian Ghetto” published on Feb. 7, 2017, outlines the details of the event.

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Student Profile – Samantha Poon (JD ’18)

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Undergraduate education: I graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and have a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies.

Why I chose Wake Forest Law: I chose Wake Forest because of the generally welcoming environment I felt at admissions day, the community-oriented atmosphere, the small class sizes and great faculty. I couldn’t have made a better choice.

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25 years of Wake Forest Law’s alumni magazine, the ‘Jurist,’ now available in full on DigitalNC

The Jurist, Wake Forest Law’s magazine, is now available in its entirety on Digital North Carolina Blog.  Each publication since the first issue, released in the spring of 1971, can be accessed digitally.

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No longer a minority, Wake Forest Law’s long history of strong women leaders influence current students

In 1966, Rhoda Billings graduated first in her class from Wake Forest University School of Law. She was the only woman.

The year Billings enrolled in law school — 1963 — was also the year the American Bar Association (ABA) first began recording data on gender and law school enrollment. Fifty years after Billing’s graduation, women make up the majority of students enrolled at ABA-accredited law schools.

But Billings (JD ’66) is just one remarkable woman in a long line of strong women leaders at Wake Forest Law.

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