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Alumni in the News for March 2018

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

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Professor Mark A. Hall releases study that asks ‘Do States Regret Expanding Medicaid Reform?’

Mark A. Hall, professor of Law and Public Health and Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution, has released a study entitled, “Do States Regret Expanding Medicaid?” The issue brief  is the product of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, which Professor Hall directs.
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Professor Barbara Lentz receives Spring 2018 Innovative Teaching Award

Professor Barbara Lentz has been awarded the Wake Forest University Spring 2018 Innovation Teaching Award for her efforts to bring innovation and real-world application of law to the classroom. Professor Lentz will be among those recognized at a reception and celebration for the 2018 Innovative Teaching Award recipients at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative Faculty Lounge of ZSR Library.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) debates whether First Amendment protects hate speech

America’s Town Hall: The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Federalist Society co-sponsored a debate hosted by the National Constitution Center on whether the First Amendment protects hate speech on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Old Parkland in Dallas, Texas.

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Media Roundup for the week of March 23, 2018

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

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Wake Forest Law Review ranks No. 40 out of best U.S. law reviews

Wake Forest Law Review is ranked No. 40 out of the 100 best law reviews in the country in the following article, “2018 Meta-Ranking of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews,” originally published on PrawfsBlawg on March 21, 2018.

Wake Forest Law Review’s position on this list is demonstrative of the extraordinary effort our members put forth on a daily basis and reflects not only their commitment to fostering meaningful legal scholarship but also their dedication to representing Wake Forest and all it has to offer,” says Editor-in-Chief Mickey Herman (JD ’18).

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Alumni Profile: Daniel Gibson (JD ’15)

Daniel Gibson (JD ’15) may have been the youngest practicing attorney in North Carolina when he started working as an associate at Cannon Law in Statesville in September 2015. Continue reading »

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Professor Harold Lloyd to present keynote at UNC-G’s ‘HB2: History, Legacy, and Impact’ symposium on April 13

Professor Harold Lloyd will be the keynote speaker at the Spring 2018 University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNC-G) Ashby Dialogues and Symposia event entitled “HB2: History, Legacy, and Impact” set for Friday, April 13, 2018. The symposium begins at 9 a.m. and is located in Cone Ballroom C at UNC-G. Professor Lloyd will present on the topic of “Politics, Journalism, and Truth: The Real Story of HB2.”

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors free community ‘Conversation with Friends’ regarding improving long-term residential care on April 24

North Carolina’s leading advocacy organization for advancing the quality of life for long-term care residents, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, is holding a community “Conversation with Friends” to invite participants to share concerns and lend a voice to the call for improvements. This free event, co-sponsored by the Elder Law Clinic and AARP,  is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2050 N. Peace Haven Road, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Robert Botkin (JD ’18) places second in national Securities Law writing competition

Robert Botkin (JD ’18) has placed second in the 2017 James E. Beckley Writing Competition for his paper titled, “FINRA and the Developing Appointments Clause Doctrine.”

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition is a national Securities Law writing competition conducted by the PIABA Foundation, an organization that promotes investor education. Botkin received a $750 stipend, according to competition organizers.

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