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Professor Richard C. Schneider receives the 2018 Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law Richard C. Schneider by Provost Rogan Kersh at Wake Forest University’s Founder’s Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018, in Wait Chapel.

Provost Kersh described Professor Schneider, who is conversant in five languages, as the consummate intellectual “And his students are better for it…he has grown the ranks and increased opportunities for foreign students (at the law school) as well as increased opportunities for our domestic students to study abroad in China, Italy, Spain and Austria.”

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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2018-2019 editors

The Journal of Law and Policy (JLP) has named its new Board of Editors for the 2018-2019 academic year. The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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First-in-the-nation partnership between Wake Forest School of Law and School of Medicine provides physician assistants (PAs) competitive edge

The next generation of physician assistants (PAs) can now take advantage of a new partnership — the first of its kind in the U.S. — established by Wake Forest University’s School of Law online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program and the Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) ProgramContinue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic awarded 2018 nonprofit voter engagement grant

The Elder Law Clinic has been awarded a 2018 voter engagement grant as part of North Carolina’s Nonprofit Voter Engagement Program. The program is hosted by a statewide voting rights organization, Democracy North Carolina, and its national partner, Nonprofit VOTE. Continue reading »

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Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. shares the possibilities, opportunities of the legal profession

For Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. dedication to a career in law is all about finding possibilities and building opportunities.

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Sager Speaker Series to present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on March 22

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on Thursday, March 22, 2018, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

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BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 33rd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 33nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 9, 2018. Held in the Hearn Ballroom at the Winston-Salem Marriott, BLSA members gathered to honor scholarship recipients, present the Legacy Award, dine with faculty members and alumni and enjoy a keynote address by former Wake Forest School of Law Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean at George Washington University Law School. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for Feb. 9, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Feb. 9, 2018:

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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic collaborates with local organizations

The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter,  the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar,  Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina  and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the NAACP Headquarters, 4130 Oak Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, according to organizers. The Winston-Salem Chronicle also reported on this event.

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Bidding for annual online PILO auction starts Monday, Feb. 12; live auction set for Thursday, Feb. 22

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its biggest annual fundraiser — the PILO Auction — beginning online Monday, Feb. 12, followed by the live auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Tickets for the live event are $10 and can be purchased at

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