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ABA Moot Court Team wins National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional finals in Washington, D.C., move on to nationals in April

The ABA Moot Court Team of Elizabeth Ruocco (’16), Mackenzie Salenger (’16) and Kaitlin Price (’16) won regionals of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C., which was held Feb. 19-21, 2015. Continue reading »

Professors Michael Curtis and Eugene Mazo urge U.S. Supreme Court to hear North Carolina redistricting case

On a day that North Carolina was blanketed with snow, Professors Michael Kent Curtis and Eugene Mazo were busy urging the United States Supreme Court to hear an important redistricting case.

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Wake Forest Law Review announces 2015 Board of Editors

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced its new Board of Editors for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

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The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Judge, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals makes keynote address at BSLA scholarship banquet in 2015.

Correll Kennedy (’17), Cheslie Kryst (’16) and Nabila Abdulhafiz (’15) awarded 2015 BLSA scholarships

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted its 30th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The BLSA Scholarship fund was established in 1984 with donations from faculty, firms and alumni to assist law students with tuition.  Continue reading »

Moot Court Team excels at Tulane Sports Law Competition

The WFU Moot Court team of Tee Hassold (’15), Rachel Shields (’16), and Cheslie Kryst (’16) competed at the National Sports Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 11-13, 2015, at the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, La. Continue reading »

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Professor Michael Curtis writes in Huffington Post about ‘Our Debt to the Abolitionists’

American slavery ended in the awful carnage of the Civil War. But to conclude Abolitionism was a failure that made no contribution to abolition of slavery (or to the cause of civil liberty) would be a grave mistake. Abolitionists divided between those who rejected political action and those who embraced it, between those who thought the Constitution was an agreement with Hell and those who read it as outlawing slavery, at least in all the federal territories. Continue reading »

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to host oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright posts ‘Evidence Laundering: How Herring Made Ignorance the Best Detergent’ on SSRN

Yancy Gulley Professor of Criminal Law Ronald Wright worked with Kay L. Levine of Emory University School of Law and Jenia Iontcheva Turner of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law to post “Evidence Laundering: How Herring Made Ignorance the Best Detergent” on SSRN on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

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Wake Forest hosts its annual Founders Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Law professor Susan Grebeldinger receives the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Sue Grebeldinger receives Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Professor of Law Sue Grebeldinger at the Wake Forest Founders’ Day Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Wait Chapel. In presenting the award, Provost Rogan Kersh said, “I will start with the remarkable range of courses she teaches including Animal Law, an area of which she has particular interest.” Continue reading »

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Professor Ronald Wright among national experts to discuss the future of plea bargaining at William and Mary Law School on Feb. 20-21

Professor Ronald Wright will be among nearly two dozen of the most prominent criminal procedure scholars in the nation who will convene at William & Mary Law School on Feb. 20-21 to discuss the future of plea bargaining in the United States. Wright, who is the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Yancy Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors. Learn more about him here. Continue reading »