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Kelsey Meuret ('15), Karon Fowler ('15) and Caroline Massagee ('15)

National Moot Court teams sweep Region IV tournament, head to national finals

Wake Forest Law’s two National Moot Court teams swept all the awards at the Region IV tournament held Nov. 21-22 in Richmond, Va. Continue reading »

Alexis Iffert (’16) wins 2014 Stanley Moot Court Competition

Alexis Iffert (’16) is the winner of the final round of the 43rd annual Stanley Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law Moot Court Board. Continue reading »

Naomi Judd, keynote speaker at Home Free 2014

Naomi Judd speaks from the heart at sold-out Home Free fundraiser for Children’s Law Center and Family Services

Naomi Judd entered Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. greeting the more than 500 attendees with her Southern voice announcing, “Hello North Carolina!” She told the crowd that her husband is from Garner, N.C. so she considers us all ‘cousins’ and is looking forward to some N.C. barbecue. With boundless energy and strikingly beautiful at 68-years young (as she freely admits), she was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Home Free fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 speaking about domestic violence awareness and sharing personal experiences from her life on this topic. This year’s fundraising event was the most successful to date in its third year, selling 200 more tickets than last year and raising more than $110,000.

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Conversation With Kami Simmons

A ‘Conversation With …’ Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Amanda Whorton (‘17) interviewed Professor Kami Chavis Simmons on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Wake Forest Law as a part of the “Conversation With” series. Professor Simmons, who joined the Wake Forest Law faculty in 2006, was recently named the Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and frequently makes presentations on law-enforcement issues.  She is a leader in the field of police accountability. She writes in the areas of police practices, prosecutorial accountability, federal hate crimes legislation and enforcement, and racial profiling. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012, and she was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for the Center for Prosecutor Integrity. Continue reading »

Candice Diah ('17)

Student Profile: Candice Diah (’17)

Name: Candice Diah

Home country: Nassau, Bahamas

Why I chose Wake Law: Wake Forest School of Law stands out as a law school that fosters the humanitarian aspect of a legal career. Every clinic and Pro Bono program is led by students and professors who are passionate about these causes. That kind of passion is a big part of the culture here at Wake Forest Law and a major part of the reason I chose to attend. Continue reading »

Wake Forest University School of Law student Marc Rigsby ('12) and Shay Miller ('13) pose with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Lacing up: Ties bring Virginia native Marc Rigsby (’12) to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –These two endeavors might not match up to some, but to Marc Rigsby (’12), they’re the perfect pair. Continue reading »


Nick Griffin (’16) uses PILO grant to spend summer in Nepal analyzing water access

The life of second-year law student Nick Griffin has brought him across the country and across the world.

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to speak about his work for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox will speak about his experience at the first independent expert on human rights and the environment for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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Law school to screen Spike Lee documentary, ‘Evolution of a Criminal,’ on Wednesday, Nov. 19

Wake Forest University School of Law will host a public screening of “Evolution of a Criminal” 5 p.m. today at Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Lowe’s names Bill McCanless (’82) general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Ross W. (Bill) McCanless (’82) will be joining the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 12, 2015. McCanless will replace Gaither M. Keener (’77), who announced plans to retire from the company following 30 years of service. Continue reading »