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Professor Michael Curtis joins ‘Distorting the Truth: Fake News and Free Speech’ symposium on Oct. 27, 2017

Professor Michael Curtis is participating in a symposium sponsored by the Center for Media Law and Policy and the First Amendment Law Review titled “Distorting the Truth: ‘Fake News’ & Free Speech.” The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will bring together noted legal scholars, social scientists and professionals, including keynote speaker Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of Politifact, to discuss this increasingly important topic. Continue reading »

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Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argues in the Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argued on Oct. 24, 2017, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

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Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh wins national award

Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh received the 2017 A. Sherman Christensen Award, given by the American Inns of Court in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional leadership on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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Adjunct Professor Ali Tomberlin elected president of Forsyth County Bar Association

Adjunct Professor Allison “Ali” Tomberlin, a partner Beechler Tomberlin Attorneys, is the newly elected president of the Forsyth County Bar Association, the 21st Judicial District Bar.

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Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81), attorney in famed Jeffrey MacDonald case, to speak Oct. 25 in Worrell Professional Center

Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81) will speak to Wake Forest Law about the Jeffrey MacDonald case on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  In the pending 4th Circuit case, Professor Widenhouse is one of the attorneys for MacDonald, who has applied for parole as he serves three life sentences for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
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Veterans Legal Clinic’s pro bono work with discharge upgrades gives vets hope

With renewed interest being given to veterans concerning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related mental illnesses and addictions, the Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic has turned its attention to representing qualified veterans in discharge upgrade petitions. Continue reading »

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National Jurist once again ranks Wake Forest School of Law as a 2017 Best Value law school

Wake Forest School of Law has once again been named among the Best Value law schools by The National Jurist in its Fall 2017 issue.

The National Jurist recognizes Wake Forest Law as a school where graduates have “excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

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Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) win 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition

Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) are the overall team champions in the 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition, a student-designed event that was sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson.

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Monday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by holding events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project during the week of Monday, Oct. 23. “All law students are encouraged to participate in the week’s events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project,” says Jasmine Gregory (JD ’18), deputy director of the Pro Bono Project.

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for the week of Oct. 20, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Oct. 20, 2017: Continue reading »