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Wake Forest Law Moot Court team perform well at Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational

Tee Hassold (’15), Evan Leadem (’15) and Brooke Loucks (’15) competed at the 19th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational on Feb. 26-28. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Bloomberg BNA on proposed silica rule hearings

University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in an  issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Hearings on Proposed Silica Rule Start March 18; Stakeholders Can Cross-Examine,” in the issue published on March 13, 2014. Shapiro was quoted regarding cross-examination of hearing participants during the three weeks of public hearings on the recently proposed OSHA silica rule. Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein enjoys helping students and the public clarify complicated concepts

When Professor Andrew Verstein took contract law classes at Yale Law School, he didn’t expect to discover his passion for the subject he now teaches, and characterizes, as ”vitally exciting.”

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Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue writes in The Huffington Post blog about treatment of women in sports, the NFL and Richard Sherman’s critique

The NFL’s contemplation of an automatic 15-yard penalty for players’ use of the N-word on the field has provoked a firestorm of controversy. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman added fuel to that fire when he called the proposed ban an “atrocious idea” that is “almost racist” to the extent it singles out the N-word. Noticeably, Sherman didn’t criticize the ban as being “almost sexist” if it prohibits the N-word but condones sex-based slurs. Yet to penalize use of the N-word while permitting use of sex-based slurs could marginalize female fans by effectively designating them as the second-class citizens of sports. Such disparate treatment of fans based solely on their sex seemingly contravenes the very spirit of the proposed rule — to promote tolerance, equality, and sensitivity. To be truly effective, the proposed ban, if adopted, should encourage respect for all players and all fans, including the oft-forgotten female fan base. Continue reading »

Kate Barber (’00) and Trent Jernigan (’00) engage in law of attraction

Kate Barber (’00) and Trent Jernigan (’00) were both attracted to Wake Forest Law for its small class sizes and passion among students and faculty. Continue reading »

Dean Blake Morant and Twana Wellman-Roebuck have been selected to receive top honors at The Chronicle’s 29th Annual Community Service Awards Gala. Photo courtesy of The Chronicle.

Dean Blake Morant to be honored with 29th Annual Community Service Award by The Chronicle of Winston-Salem on March 22

Wake Forest School of Law Dean Blake Morant and Twana Wellman-Roebuck, the executive director of the nonprofit the Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR), have been selected to receive top honors at The Chronicle of Winston-Salem’s 29th Annual Community Service Awards Gala. Continue reading »

Family memorializes James C. Berkowitz through Stanley Moot Court Competition best oralist award

In the fall of 1984, Jim Berkowitz was a promising Wake Forest Law student who was in the Washington, D.C., area interviewing for summer associate positions when he got word that he had made it to the quarter final rounds of the Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition. Continue reading »

Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis writes in The Huffington Post blog about North Carolina using race to disrupt multiracial political coalitions

History repeats itself, but thankfully, not exactly. Still, we have a distressing degree of repetition in North Carolina. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Pro Bono Project collaborates with WFBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide cancer patients with free legal help

The  Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest Law is partnering with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  to help cancer patients with legal needs free of charge at WFBMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Downtown Health Plaza starting Friday, March 28.

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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 »