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Alumni in the News for July 2018

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

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North Carolina Jury Sunshine Project findings now available for journalists covering 2018 elections

Wake Forest Law Professors Ron WrightKami Chavis and Gregory Parks have collected statistics about felony trial jury selection across North Carolina’s 100 counties as part of their research regarding jury selection. This overall research effort is known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.”

The researchers have produced a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina.

In a recent “Criminal Injustice” podcast interview, Wright explained his motive for starting this research: “I am interested in prosecutors and I am interested in who looks over their shoulders. It’s weird that prosecutors get to choose their own bosses.”

Wake Forest Law is making this database available for journalists to analyze the performance of elected officials (prosecutors and judges) in each district in the state. Contact Wright for access to each county’s data. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for July 27, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of July 27, 2018: Continue reading »

Sager Speaker Series to present Dennis W. Archer on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Dennis W. Archer, chairman emeritus of Dickinson Wright PLLC, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and president of the American Bar Association, will speak at noon on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center as part of the Business Law Program (BLP)’s distinguished Sager Speaker Series.

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Meet Ashley Collette (JD ’19)

Ashley Collette (JD ’19) talks about her summer position at the National Center for Lesbian Rights and her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Matt Welch (JD ’19)

Matt Welch (JD ’19) talks about his summer positions at multiple law firms this summer. He also talks about his decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Zakiya Clemons (JD ’19)

Zakiya Clemons (JD ’19) talks about her summer position in the enforcement division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She also talks about her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Brooke Driver (JD ’19)

Brooke Driver (JD ’19) talks about her second-year law school summer position at Red Hat. She also talks about her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Professor Mark Hall presents study on Affordable Care Act (ACA) stabilization at Brookings Institution

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), through the individual health insurance markets, provided coverage for millions of Americans who could not get health insurance coverage through their employer or public programs. However, recent actions taken by the federal government, including Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate penalty, have led to uncertainty about market conditions for 2019. Market stabilization is currently the most critical regulatory issue that public policy officials are facing under the private insurance component of the ACA.

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Two Wake Forest Law alumni inducted into NCBA General Practice Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) inducted three new members of the General Practice Hall of Fame on June 21, 2018, at the NCBA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Wilmington.

They are two Wake Forest University School of Law alumni — Wesley Bailey  (BA’ 54, LLB ’55) of Winston-Salem and J. Gary Vannoy (BA ’62, LLB ’64) of North Wilkesboro — and Nancy Black Norelli of Charlotte.

The Hall of Fame was established by the NCBA General Practice Section in 1989. With the addition of the following three inductees, 160 exemplary North Carolina attorneys are now members of the Hall of Fame. Continue reading »