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Alumni work together to improve conditions in Sierra Leone

In 2007, Munje Foh (’08) enrolled in Professor Jennifer Collins’ class on criminal procedure.  In class discussions, Foh often found herself at ideological loggerheads with two of her classmates, Adam Chapman (’08), and his friend, Ryan Bouley (’07), both of whom sat at the back of the class and seemed to pride themselves on taking unpopular positions that often provoked fervent debate. Continue reading »

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, Kim Gossage ('98), Mark Edwards (’97), Aimee Smith (’02), Jonathan Williams (’11), Kathleen Rose Rodberg (’12), Lyndsey Marchman (’10), Angela Kreinbrink (’06),  Sue Alcorn (’01), David Inabinett (‘96), and (not pictured) Nora Ryan (’11).

Alumni participate in NCBA Elder and Special Needs Law Symposium

Alumni from the Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest Law participated in the 2014 Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium and VA Accreditation Course, presented by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, which was held in Pinehurst, N.C., on Feb. 27-28. There were 125 people who attended the conference. The Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic  has helped train attorneys who now practice across this state.   Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox presents mapping project to U.N. Human Rights Council on human rights obligations relating to the environment

This morning the Council held a clustered interactive dialogue with Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, John Knox, and with the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Cephas Lumina.  Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil (right) particpates on panel on Thursday, March 6, organized by the student-run UNC Death Penalty Project.

Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil speaks at UNC Death Penalty Project event

The law students sat quietly as capital defense attorney and Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil described the experience of watching one of his clients be executed. Covered in a sheet with IVs trailing from his arms, the man looked around at the roomful of people who would watch him die. His eyes rested on Rabil’s as he mouthed the word “No.” And then Rabil watched as the man he had spent years trying to save from the execution chamber turned blue and died. Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue writes in The Huffington Post blog about racially charged language in the NFL

The NFL may soon begin imposing an automatic 15-yard penalty for use of the N-word on the field and ejection from the game for subsequent infractions. The proposed penalty comes in response to concerns raised by the recent Miami Dolphins scandal and other disturbing incidents involving racially charged language directed at referees and other players. A very real concern is that one of the microphones on the field could inadvertently broadcast on-field slurs, and every fan watching, not just the target of the slur, could be subjected to and possibly injured by it, including child fans. Continue reading »

Brett Becker ('14) and Jeffrey Willison ('15)

Brett Becker (’14) champion in 2014 Wake Forest Student Trial Bar Zeliff Competition Finals

Brett Becker (’14) is the winner of the 2014 Zeliff Competition Finals, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar. Continue reading »

Law students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteer at Legal Feeding Frenzy kickoff on Thursday, March 6, in Winston-Salem

Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni will volunteer at the kickoff of the 2014 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy on Thursday, March 6, at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C., 3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem.

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Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law hosts annual spring symposium on Franchise Law

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presented its 2014 spring symposium on the topic of Franchise Law in the Current Economic and Regulatory Environment on Feb. 28, 2014.

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WFU Breast Cancer Startup Challenge Team

John Hodnette (’15) part of Wake Forest graduate team selected as finalist for first Breast Cancer Startup Challenge

John Hodnette (’15) is among a team of Wake Forest graduate students who have advanced to the finals of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge. Continue reading »

Mrs. P.J. Morant, Associate Justice Cheri L. Beasley, Dean Blake D. Morant, Mrs. Stewart, The Honorable Carl E. Stewart, and Professor Beth Norbrey Hopkins at the 29th Annual BLSA Banquet.

WFU Black Law Students Association scholarship banquet deemed huge success

The Wake Forest University Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 29th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, has been deemed a huge success by organizers and attendees alike. “This was the most successful annual banquet yet,” according to BLSA President Ashley Waring (’15), noting it exceeded all of the organization’s past banquets in attendance.

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