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Professor Abigail Perdue launches new blog on pedagogy,

In August 2017, Professor Abigail Perdue launched a new blog, It is dedicated to celebrating experiments in pedagogy and facilitating the free exchange of innovative law teaching ideas. Teach Law features a collection of posts intended to encourage more effective teaching. For example, Professor Rosa Kim of Suffolk Law School authored a blog discussing the importance of active learning, while Professors Joe Fore (University of Virginia) and Emily Grant (Washburn) shared insights regarding how to “reset” a classroom. Professor Perdue and Mike Garrigan (JD ’19) related stories of the educators who had had the most profound impact on their lives and how law professors could emulate their approaches to teach law better.

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Professor Michael Green to lead discussion at European Group on Tort Law meeting Friday, Oct. 20

Professor Michael Green will attend a public meeting of the European Group on Tort Law on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Universität Innsbruck in Austria. The conference is titled “Challenges of Tort Law Today” and Professor Green is to speak on the subject of “Challenges of Toxic Torts.”

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JBIPL needs your vote in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) is once again competing for the top legal education blog in The Expert Institute’s 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest but the journal needs your vote to win. Voting continues through midnight (EST) on Nov. 3, 2017. The JBIPL blog was voted the Best Education and Law School Blog in 2015 and 2016. Continue reading »

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Moot Court team goes to quarter-finals, earns runner-up for best petitioner brief at Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest School of Law Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team of Libby Casale (JD ’18), Anna-Bryce Flowe (JD ’18), and Zach McCamey (JD ’18) competed Oct 13-14, 2017, at the 17th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is the first time Wake Forest School of Law students competed at this competition, according to organizers.

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Professors host live webinars on mediation programs addressing legal needs of indigent, aging populations

Two Wake Forest School of Law professors are participating in live webinars co-sponsored by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts and the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission  on Oct. 18-19, 2017,  as part of Conflict Resolution Week Webinar Series. Another webinar, “Advances in Online Dispute Resolution and its Role in the Future,” is planned for Oct. 17.

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Media Roundup for the week of Oct. 14, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Oct. 14, 2017:

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Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18), Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) participate on panels at Emory Law Graduate Student Conference, Oct. 12-13, 2017

Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18) and Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) served on student panels at the inaugural Graduate Student Conference Oct. 12-13, 2017, at Emory University School of Law.  The theme of the conference was “Populism & the Rule of Law.”

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Robert ‘Bobby’ Higdon Jr. (JD ’89, BA ’85) sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of N.C.

Robert “Bobby” J. Higdon, Jr. (JD ’89, BA ’85), a white collar and investigations partner for Williams Mullen in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been sworn in as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, following his nomination by President Donald Trump on Aug. 2, 2017, and confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 28.

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Robert J. Higdon, Jr. [Photo courtesy of WWay News]

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Judge ‘Gil’ Burnett (JD ’56) receives StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award

Judge Gilbert “Gil” Henry Burnett (JD ’56), of Burgaw, North Carolina, has received a StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award.  Judge Burnett, one of three winners of this year’s award, served as district judge for North Carolina’s 5th Judicial District from 1969 to 1992.

A portion of the StarNews article written by Ben Steelman on Judge Burnett’s award and career highlights follows.

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OUTLaw, Pro Bono Project to offer free legal services clinic to LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, Oct. 21

Students in Wake Forest School of Law’s OUTLaw, the law school’s LBGTQ+ organization, are teaming up with members of the Pro Bono Project to host a Fall Legal Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The clinic, which is being held in conjunction with National Pro Bono Week, is sponsored by North Star Community Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

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