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Professor Liz McCurry Johnson is bringing legal research to the digital age

Liz McCurry Johnson, a reference librarian and member of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty, authored “The Practical Obscurity of the Green Screen Terminal: A Case Study on Accessing Jury Selection Data” which will be published in the The American Journal of Trial Advocacy in Fall 2017. The article received the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)/ LexisNexis Call for Papers award.

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Wake Forest Law joins Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Wake Forest Law is now an official member of the “Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” a group of academic, financial and community-based organizations focused on enhancing entrepreneurial growth in Winston Salem in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

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‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson offers Wake Forest Law graduates advice

“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson, who received an honorary degree from the law school during the 2017 Commencement exercises, has four words of advice for Wake Forest Law students.

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Professor Abigail Perdue to speak at Carolinas Colloquium on May 19

Professor Abigail Perdue will participate in a Judicial Clerkship Writing Panel at the Carolinas Colloquium on Friday, May 19, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law.


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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic finishes Spring 2017 semester with activity in six appeals

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic has just completed a busy stretch that included work in six different appeals in four appellate courts, according to Professor John Korzen (’91), clinic director. Continue reading »

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Professor Gregory Parks promoted to full professor

Wake Forest Law congratulates Gregory Parks on his promotion to full professor with tenure as of July 1, 2017.

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) told the faculty she as learned at the 1L Breakfasts with the Dean that it is a real point of pride with first-year law students to perform well in Professor Parks’ classes. “He’s tough,” she added. “Please join me in congratulating Gregory on becoming a full professor.”

The law school faculty voted on the promotions this spring and the decisions were ratified by the Provost, the President and the Board of Trustees. Continue reading »

Shaka Mitchell (JD ’04) asks ‘Can helicopter parents save struggling schools?’ at Nashville TEDx Talk

Shaka Mitchell (JD ’04) gave a TEDx Talk in Nashville entitled, “Can helicopter parents save struggling schools?,” on May 8 2017.

During the talk, Mitchell says, “Despite what you might think, we are all helicopter parents to some degree. Let’s channel that energy in ways that benefit our kids – all kids – in school, not just on the athletic fields.”

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) to speak at N.C. State College of Education graduate commencement ceremony May 13

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), assistant dean of instructional technologies and design and director of the Master of Studies in Law degree and certificate program, will deliver the “Charge to the Graduates” at the North Carolina State College of Education graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Continue reading »

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) named interim director of Office of Career and Professional Development

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.

“In her role as associate director for the past six years, Francie has always shown exemplary initiative, innovation and professionalism in her work with students, employers, faculty and the larger community,” says Associate Dean of Students and Administration Ann Gibbs.  “Francie will lead the OCPD until we conclude a search for the new leader of this important office.”

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