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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) receives award from International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)

The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) has presented Professor John Korzen  (JD ’91) with an Amicus Service Award for his service to the IMLA Legal Advocacy program. Korzen earned the award for his work in District of Columbia v. Wesby, a U.S. Supreme Court case in which he submitted an amicus brief on behalf of IMLA and in support of Petitioner District of Columbia. Continue reading »

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Professors Rebecca Morrow, Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue receive promotions

The Wake Forest University School of Law congratulates Rebecca Morrow on her promotions to full professor with tenure and Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue to professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) with tenure.

The law school faculty voted on the promotions in April and the decisions were ratified by the University’s Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees.

“In the Rank and Tenure Committee meeting we shared our individual and collective sentiments about our fabulous colleagues,” said Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77). “Please join me in congratulating Rebecca, Hal, and Abby.” Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of April 20, 2018

Wake Forest School of Law faculty, students, and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 20, 2018: Continue reading »

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Reshaping the legal profession for the millennial generation

Chris Salemme (JD ‘17) wrote the following story, “Reshaping the legal profession for the millennial generation,” which was originally published in the North State Journal on April 18, 2018.

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Professor Laura Graham elected to boards of Association of Legal Writing Directors, ‘The Second Draft’

Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research Program, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses gun violence at National Forum of Black Public Administrators

Wake Forest University Associate Provost Kami Chavis, professor of law and director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, participated in a panel discussion at the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. The panel and roundtable at the event, which continued through April 22, were focused on strategies to reduce gun violence. Continue reading »

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Law Review presents awards at annual Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67) Law Review Closing Dinner

The Wake Forest Law Review presented its annual awards at its Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner held on Tuesday, April 17,  2018, at the Forsyth Country Club. The dinner is named in honor of previous editor of the Law Review Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67). The dinner, which was attended by its namesake, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), faculty, staff and Law Review members, was sponsored by Brooks Pierce, where McGinn is a partner. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Rabil featured in new RiverRun movie ‘In Pursuit of Justice’

Professor Mark Rabil,  director of Wake Forest School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, is featured in a new movie, “In Pursuit of Justice,” which is playing as part of Winston-Salem’s anual RiverRun Film Festival and will be shown at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at SECCA and 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Hanesbrand Theatre. In the film, Gregg Jamback tells the story of Greg Taylor, a Raleigh man who wrongfully spent 17 years in prison for murder before he was exonerated in 2010.

“I’d say this is an eye-opening film for people in this state, to find out how the criminal justice system can go wrong, and then, with the right attorneys and the new procedures of the Innocence Commission, can go right,” Rabil says. “The Innocence Commission, and the reforms discussed in this film, are part of the legacy of Darryl Hunt, and for him, for us, I’m proud.  I will definitely use this film in teaching my Innocence and Justice class in the years to come.”

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Emily Scotton (JD ’18) selected as 2018 recipient of Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service

Emily Scotton (JD ’18) has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service. The award is given annually to a Wake Forest School of Law student in recognition of outstanding pro bono service to the community and is presented at the school’s special Pro Bono Honor Society dinner.   Continue reading »

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Can’t make it to the 2018 Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 20? Watch it streaming live online

Since not all of the graduates’ family and friends can travel to Winston-Salem for the Commencement weekend festivities, the law school is providing a free Livestream of the Hooding Ceremony and of Commencement.  Both will be available to watch following the ceremonies as well. Continue reading »