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Hooding Ceremony

Wake Forest University School of Law to confer hoods on the largest class of international graduates on May 18-19

The Wake Forest University School of Law will confer hoods on its largest class of international graduates on May 18-19, 2014.

The Hooding Program is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, in Wait Chapel. Thirty international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates will receive hoods. That is compared to 24 international graduates in 2013, which included the law school’s first Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.).

In another first for the law school in 120 years, the Hooding Program will be webcast live via the Internet so that family and friends of the graduates who are unable to attend in person can view the ceremony. The Livestream link is http://new.livestream.com/wfu/2014law . The law school is the first WFU graduate school to offer a live webcast of its Hooding Ceremony in the history of the university. Viewers of the Livestream may refer to the Hooding program in PDF on the Wake Forest University website here. Continue reading »

Justin Jenkins (’14) and Zachary Dunn (’15)

Appellate Advocacy Clinic students Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attend oral argument of definition of marriage case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attended oral argument in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) talks to reporters after today's oral arguments in front of SCOTUS in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger.

Professor John Korzen’s U.S. Supreme Court argument featured in Kernersville News

Kernersville resident and Wake Forest University School of Law professor John Korzen can cross off arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court from his bucket list of things to do during his lifetime, following his appearance before the court’s nine justices on April 23 as legal counsel for a group of Asheville property owners.

John Korzen is the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Legal Writing.  John is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Appellate Practice Law.  He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States; federal courts of appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Seventh  Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina; and all North Carolina state courts.  Before joining the faculty in 2003, John practiced law with Anderson, Korzen & Associates, in Kernersville, NC, and with Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore (now Smith Moore) in Greensboro, NC, for a total of eleven years.

View the article on Kernersville News.

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall cited in The Seattle Times regarding the U.S. insurance industry and the Affordable Care Act MLR provision

SEATTLE — U.S. health insurance companies pared their expenditures and profits by $3 billion in 2011 and 2012, benefiting American consumers.

Insurers refunded $513 million to customers in 2012, down from $1 billion in 2011. The companies also shrank their profits and the amount spent on marketing, other administrative items and brokers’ fees by $1.4 billion during those years, according to an analysis released today by the Commonwealth Fund. Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes about voters and healthcare in the Huffington Post blog

Professor Harold Lloyd,’s article, “Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error,” is published here in its entirety from the Huffington Post blog. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro is quoted in Bloomberg BNA about OSHA hearings and proposed silica rule

Dry grinding floors, pouring sand and mixing terrazzo made silica dust a constant fixture in Sean Barrett’s workplaces. Jobsites would be filled with clouds of dust when a grinder’s filter or vacuum system wasn’t functioning properly. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright tells NPR DA campaigns often make it difficult for voters to make ideological differences among candidates

Nashville voters will decide on Tuesday who should replace longtime District Attorney Torry Johnson, who’s been the city’s top prosecutor since 1987. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy.  Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

Professor Omari Simmons referenced in Corporate Counsel article

“So You Want to Be an In-house Lawyer?” is written by James Dinnage, Corporate Counsel, who is the co-author with Professor Omari Simmons of  a law review article on the in-house role in the modern world (Innkeepers: A Unifying Theory of the In-House Counsel Role [2011], Seton Hall Law Review Vol 41, 77) and references this in the article below. Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein publishes article on contract law in William & Mary Law Review

Professor Andrew Verstein published the article, “Ex Tempore Contracting,” in Issue Five of the William & Mary Law Review on May 1, 2014. In the introduction he states that the article argues that the dominant view of contract design is fundamentally limited and misleading. This view is that parties have precisely two options with respect to any given future circumstance: clearly specify their responsibilities to one another at contract formation or leave their responsibilities vague, relying on a court to determine them after performance.

Andrew Verstein joined the Wake Forest faculty in July 2013. He teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Financial Services Regulation, and Securities Regulation. Professor Verstein’s research focuses on financial regulation and contract law.

Professor Verstein’s full article is available online.

Professor Wendy Parker

Professor Wendy Parker quoted in The Atlantic about school district integration

Professor Wendy Parker, former Justice Department lawyer, is quoted in the article “School Districts Still Face Fights—and Confusion—on Integration” published by ProPublica and The Atlantic on Friday, May 2, 2014. Parker speaks in regard to the topic of the article, 60 years after Brown v. Board, the federal government’s enforcement of desegregation has all but disappeared. The full text of the article is below. Continue reading »