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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) quoted in ABA Journal regarding professional responsibility

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) is quoted in the following story, “Lawyers should tread carefully before quitting a troublesome client,” published in the American Bar Association Journal on April 1, 2017.

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Professor Ron Wright helps explain Michael Flynn’s immunity request

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following story, “Michael Flynn’s immunity request, explained,” written by Zach Beauchamp and published by Vox on March 31, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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Professors co-author op-ed regarding proposed N.C. law to weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits

Professors Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak (JD ’11) wrote the following op/ed,  ”Bill would weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits,” that was published in the Raleigh News and Observer on April 1, 2017.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted in News and Observer regarding HB2 compromise

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following story, “HB2 is gone, but lawsuit challenging the old NC law could move ahead in court,” published in the Raleigh News and Observer on March 30, 2017.

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) co-authors interactive casebook on professionalism

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), director of the Master of Studies in Law degree program, has co-authored the textbook, “Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (3d),” part of a West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook series.

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Professor Joel Newman’s paper ‘Should Olympic Medals be Taxed?’ featured on TaxProf Blog

Professor Joel Newman‘s paper, “Should Olympic Medals be Taxed?” has been featured on the Law Professor Blogs Network.  Paul Caron of Pepperdine University School of Law, posted the abstract, which follows, on the website’s TaxProf Blog on March 29, 2017.

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Remembering Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42)

Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and Wake Forest alumnus from Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96.

No person has been a more generous benefactor to Wake Forest than Byrum, whose lifetime giving has totaled more than $50 million. In 2011, he donated to Wake Forest $40 million, the largest gift in the institution’s history, with the sale of the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. His generosity spanned the course of decades, and because of him, hundreds of students were afforded the same opportunity for a quality Wake Forest education that he had.

“Wake Forest has lost a loyal friend in Porter Byrum,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “His generosity demonstrates his belief that perseverance can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, that education equals opportunity, and that helping others is the key to a meaningful and well-lived life. Julie and I have also lost a dear friend, who we came to know and love over a number of years. We will miss him greatly and will cherish the memories of our wonderful times together.”

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Wake Forest Law students, faculty and staff help host NCBA third annual minority pre-law conference

Jason Chung (JD ‘17) and Briana O’Neil (JD ‘18) joined with students from other North Carolina universities on March 18, 2017,  to offer perspectives on their legal education during a program designed to help minority students who may be considering law school.

Wake Forest Law hosted the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, which presented its Third Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference, “Putting the Pieces Together: Is Law School the Right Fit?”

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Journal of Law and Policy article featured on CrimProfBlog

A Journal of Law and Policy article was featured in the following post,”Steinzor on The Yates Memo,” on the CrimProfBlog on March 24, 2017 Continue reading »

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) quoted in Wallethub’s ’2017 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) , who is director of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, is featured in the following story, “2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors,”  written by John S. Keirnan and published by Wallethub on March 27, 2017.  Professor Coughlin is one of the experts discussing the biggest issues facing doctors today as well as the top five indicators in evaluating the best states for doctors, among others.

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