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D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby to give Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 27

Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals will give the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at noon on Tuesday, March 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Continue reading »

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PILO members raise more than $16,000 for 2018 summer grants

Members of the Wake Forest School of Law Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) have raised more than $16,000 from the 2018 PILO annual online and live auctions and chili contest, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer. Continue reading »

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Professor Andrew Verstein leads faculty workshop, participates on panel at Brooklyn Law School

Professor Andrew Verstein led a Faculty Workshop on March 1, 2018, at Brooklyn Law School, where he spoke to faculty and a small group of students.

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Kyle Huggins (JD ’19) of Raleigh, North Carolina, wins 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Kyle Huggins (JD ’19), a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. Huggins received an honorable mention in the 2017 competition.

The final argument in the Michael Scott v. Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club case, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.

In the final round of the competition, Huggins represented the defendant, the Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club, while Samantha Shaffer (JD ’20) of Buffalo, New York, represented the plaintiff, Michael Scott. Continue reading »

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Alumni in the News for February 2018

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from February 2018:

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Leaders of ‘death care revolution’ publish first-ever comprehensive look at challenges facing funeral industry

Leading voices in the “death care” reform movement have published in the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy the first-ever comprehensive look at the challenges facing the funeral industry, editors announced on Feb. 28, 2018.  The Journal issue can be found at  https://wfulawpolicyjournal.com/current-issue/. Continue reading »

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‘Conversation With’ Committee welcomes the NAACP LDF’s Sherrilyn Ifill to speak on Tuesday, March 13

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP LDF)’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak to students and staff as part of Wake Forest School of Law’s “Conversation With” speaker series at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public.

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Professor Andrew Verstein publishes article on investor time horizons in the Seattle University Law Review

 Professor Andrew Verstein’s  “Wrong-Termism, Right-Termism, and the Liability Structure of Investor Time Horizons,” is among 14 articles published in the Seattle University Law Review Berle Issue: Investor Times Horizons.

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Media Roundup for Feb. 23, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Feb. 23, 2018:

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National Jurist names Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among ‘Law Students of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest University Law student has been recognized among the nation’s top law students by the magazine. Scotton is the only law student from North Carolina to receive the honor in 2018. Continue reading »