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Pro Bono Project Expungement Clinics inform community members about new N.C. laws

Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. 24, 2018, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Help Wake Forest School of Law feed the hungry while keeping its ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ winning streak

Wake Forest School of Law is looking for donations to keep up its winning streak as the largest law school contributor to the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s DivisionLegal Food Frenzy (LFF)” fundraiser. The annual food drive held in conjunction with continues through March 31, 2018. Participants are encouraged to donate monetarily online or drop off food items in boxes located in the Law School Commons. Continue reading »

Wake Forest School of Law team participates in 30th annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition

Wake Forest School of Law was among 20 law schools represented at Albany Law School’s 30th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition on March 1-3, 2018, that included 24 teams from across the U.S.

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Gabrielli Moot Court Team Alexia Martin, Jonathan Patton and Caitlin Bush

In keeping with Wake Forest law school’s longstanding tradition of providing a strong representation at this competition the team of Caitlin Bush (JD ’19), Alexia Martin (JD ’19) and Jonathan Patton (JD ’20) advanced to the octofinals at the competition and was ranked as a seventh seed.

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Media Roundup for the week of March 2, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of March 2, 2018. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0′ at Wake Forest University on March 3-4

Wake Forest School of Law is co-sponsoring Wake Forest University’s  “Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0,” on March 3-4, 2018, in the Bridger Field House. The event addresses aging themes of meaning, mind, mobility and mortality. Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, is leading the law school’s involvement in the symposium.

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Chris Salemme (JD ’17) publishes article in Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

Chris Salemme (JD ’17) has had the article, “Unpatriotic Profit: How For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans and What the Government Must Do to Stop Them,” published in the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law.

The article ”explores the for-profit education industry, its history of deceitful recruitment of veterans, the federal government’s attempts at reform, and what steps need to be taken by the Trump administration and Congress to protect veterans and taxpayer dollars from private industry exploitation.” Continue reading »

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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 »