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Hate Crime Laws: Wake Forest expert available

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 29, 2018) — Wake Forest School of Law professor Kami Chavis, a renowned expert on hate crimes, criminal procedure, and policing, is available to discuss hate crime prosecution following the targeted attacks against African-Americans in Louisville, Kentucky and Jewish Americans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Winners of 2018 Transactional Law Competition announced

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 23, 2018) — The Wake Forest Transactional Law Board named Rainsford Reel (JD ’20), Brandon LaRose (JD ’20), and Thomas Cain (JD ’20) overall team champions of the 2018 Transactional Law Competition.

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Wake Forest courtroom at NC Business Court dedicated to alumnus, pioneer to state’s judicial independence

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 11, 2018) — The North Carolina Business Court courtroom at Wake Forest School of Law has been named the Namon Leo Daughtry Courtroom in honor of Namon Leo Daughtry (BA ’62, JD ’65).

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for Sept. 7, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Sept. 7, 2018: Continue reading »

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Alumni in the News for August 2018

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

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for Aug. 24, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Aug. 24, 2018:

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Professor Ron Wright ranks No. 12 among most-cited criminal law professors

Based on the latest Sisk data,  Professor Ron Wright is ranked No. 12 among the 20 most-cited criminal law and procedure professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017, according to the latest Leiter Report.

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Wake Forest Law faculty move up eight spots on 2018 Scholarly Impact Score ranking

Members of the Wake Forest Law faculty have moved up eight spots on the “Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third“ by Gregory C. Sisk (St. Thomas) et al.

The updated 2018 study explores the scholarly impact of law faculties, ranking the top third of American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools. Refined by Brian Leiter, the “Scholarly Impact Score” for a law faculty is calculated from the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured faculty members. In addition to a school-by-school ranking, it reports the mean, median, and weighted score, along with a listing of the tenured law faculty members at each school with the 10 highest individual citation counts.

According to the new ranking, Wake Forest faculty members whose scholarship had the most impact in 2018 are: Jonathan Cardi, Kami Chavis, Michael Curtis, Michael Green, Mark Hall, John Knox, Alan Palmiter, Gregory Parks, Sid Shapiro, Margaret Taylor, and Ron Wright. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law welcomes its newest students for the 2018-19 academic year

Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest students for the 2018-19 academic year on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Media Roundup for Aug. 3, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Aug. 3, 2018:

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