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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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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 »

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Alumni in the News for February 2018

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

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Leaders of ‘death care revolution’ publish first-ever comprehensive look at challenges facing funeral industry

Leading voices in the “death care” reform movement have published in the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy the first-ever comprehensive look at the challenges facing the funeral industry, editors announced on Feb. 28, 2018.  The Journal issue can be found at Continue reading »

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‘Conversation With’ Committee welcomes the NAACP LDF’s Sherrilyn Ifill to speak on Tuesday, March 13

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP LDF)’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak to students and staff as part of Wake Forest School of Law’s “Conversation With” speaker series at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public.

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