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Professor John Knox quoted in article, ‘UN demands protection for Mombasa activists’

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “United Nations demands protection for Mombasa activists,” written by Philip Mwakio and published in Kenya by Standard Media Co. on Feb. 27, 2017.

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Professor Harold Lloyd publishes, ‘Neil Gorsuch? Originalism and the Ten Commandments,’ on Huffington Post blog

Professor Harold Lloyd published the following, “Neil Gorsuch? Originalism and the Ten Commandments,” on The Huffington Post blog on Feb. 27, 2017.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Recipients of the 2017 BLSA Scholarships and Legacy Award are Professor Steve Virgil (left), Lhens Vilson (JD '17), Tracea Rice (JD '19), Briana O’Neil (JD '18) and Cheslie Kryst (JD '17)

BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 32nd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 32nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 10, 2017. 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 by the Honorable Cheri L. Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Continue reading »

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Professor Omari Simmons presents at Conference on ‘Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise’ at Notre Dame Law on March 3-4

Professor Omari Simmons, founder and director of the law school’s Business Law Program, will present at the Conference on the “Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise” on March 3-4, 2017, at Notre Dame Law School.

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Pro Bono Project announces executive board for 2017-18

The Pro Bono Project has announced its incoming executive board members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Current Pro Bono Project Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17) says, “Please join me in congratulating the exceptional students who have been selected to serve as the next directorial board for the Pro Bono Project.”

Applications for specific coordinator positions — Community Outreach Coordinators, Strategic Communications Coordinators, Student Outreach Coordinators and Project Coordinators — will be extended to all 1LS and 2LS in the coming week.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2017-18

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2017-18 editorial board.

“Please join our current board in congratulating them,” says JBIPL Editor-in-Chief James Lathrop (JD ’17). “We would also like to thank all of those who applied as this was a very competitive process with many qualified candidates. The current board believes each new editor will have a great year in their new role. We are excited to welcome these members, and look forward to hearing about the Journal’s continued success.”

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Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium set for Friday, March 24

The Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium, offered in partnership by the law school, the Women’s Center, the Office of Student Engagement and Panhellenic Council, will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Benson University Center, Room 314.

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A ‘Conversation With’ former UNC President Thomas W. Ross set for Wednesday, March 22

The “Conversation With” Committee has invited former University of North Carolina (UNC) and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross for a “Conversation With” event at noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Professor Ron Wright will host the conversation with Mr. Ross.

“Tom Ross is the consummate citizen-lawyer,” said Professor Margaret Taylor, chair of the “Conversation With” Committee.  ”We are excited that our students will have the opportunity to hear stories about his leadership of so many vital institutions in our state.”

Started in 1999 by Professor Charley Rose, the “Conversation With” program engages Wake Forest Law students with professional role models of the highest caliber, so that they might learn and be inspired by their stories of life and the law. Past interviews have featured U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas; former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich; New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis; former Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps Thomas Tighe; and Watergate veteran Gene Boyce (JD ’56), among others.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath tells Reuters more gender-neutral restrooms needed

Professor Shannon Gilreath is quoted in the following original article, “Expert Views: Transgender rights under new Trump policy,” written by Ellen Wulfhorst and published by Thomson Reuters on Feb. 24, 2017.

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Professor Omari Simmons publishes article review on Jotwell Corporate Law Blog

Professor Omari Simmons, director of the Business Law Program, published the following article review, “The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware),” on the Jotwell Corporate Law Blog on Feb. 22, 2017.

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