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Professor Abigail Perdue presents paper on gender polarization in higher education at AALS workshop

Wake Forest Law Professor Abigail Perdue gave a presentation on gender polarization in higher education at an American Association of Law Schools workshop on Saturday, June 7, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Two couples among 20 Wake Forest Law alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Two married couples were among the 20 Wake Forest Law alumni who were admitted and sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. In all, 21 applicants associated with Wake Forest were sworn in to the high court, including a spouse of one alumna. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

U.S. Supreme Court rules in Richard Dietz (’02) pro bono case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a rare blow to the gun lobby Monday by ruling that purchasers must report when they are buying firearms for other people.

The 5-4 decision upheld two lower courts that had ruled against so-called straw purchasers, even though the justices acknowledged that Congress left loopholes in gun control laws passed in the 1960s and 1990s. Continue reading »

Lauren Johnson, Aly Kyser, Ben Limehouse, Cameron Stanton,  Becky Chen, Rebekah Garcia

Elder Law Clinic students learn to service diverse needs for clients

Congratulations to the latest 2014 Spring Elder Law Clinic class. Students had quite a range of  interview experiences this semester including understanding a disturbed military veteran to talking with clients that are in hospital beds. Elder Law Clinic students learned to surmount language differences and to figure out how best to communicate with those who have memory issues. Clients sometimes had hearing, vision, and education limitations that put the students to the test. Continue reading »

WFU Law alumni receive North Carolina Advocates for Justice Awards

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) presented several awards on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the annual convention in Sunset Beach, N.C. Included in the award honorees were Wake Forest Law adjunct faculty member, David Pishko, and  Robert “Hoppy” Elliot (’77) and M. Gordon Widenhouse (’81). Continue reading »

Professors Mark Rabil and Luellen Curry to discuss ‘The New Jim Crow’ at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum on Saturday, June 14

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

Civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander compares the mass imprisonment of black men today to the social repression of the earlier “Jim Crow” era in her book, The New Jim Crow. Continue reading »

Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds tells Winston-Salem Journal Judge John O. Craig first to challenge the constitutionality of alienation of affection law

North Carolina’s law allowing people to sue their spouse’s lover and collect damages violates constitutional protections on free speech and free expression and serves no legitimate state interest, a Forsyth County judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing a lawsuit. 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 »

Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic-water case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Obama administration attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit blaming contaminated tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) tells WUNC he agrees with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in his SCOTUS case

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina’s limits on how long people have to file pollution-related lawsuits. Continue reading »