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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 »

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Professor Harold Lloyd discusses incorporating legal writing into doctrinal curricula at DePaul University panel

Professor Harold Lloyd will speak on the “Role of Legal Writing Faculty in Encouraging Doctrinal Faculty to Incorporate Legal Writing into Curricula” panel on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the weekend-long conference “Beyond the First Year” hosted by DePaul University College of Law. The conference will focus on legal writing instruction beyond the basic first-year Legal, Research, and Writing course. Registration for the event is free. Continue reading »

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BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism hosts former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (JD ’82) Wednesday, April 18

The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism will host former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (JD ’82) at 4 p.m Wednesday, April 18, in the Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Freedom At Risk: 2016 Elections and Stakes Going Forward.”    Continue reading »

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) to discuss flu pandemic as part of ‘Dining Dilemmas’ on Tuesday, April 17

On Tuesday, April 17, students and faculty members will gather to discuss this semester’s “Dining Dilemma” topic of “Going Viral: 1918 Flu Pandemic in Winston-Salem and Beyond” from 6-8 p.m. at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. During her talk, Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) will explore bioethics and building community.

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Student organizations address #MeToo movement, domestic violence and sexual assault on Wednesday, April 18

Four student organizations will address issues surrounding the #MeToo movement, domestic violence, and sexual assault at two separate noon events on Wednesday, April 18, in the Worrell Professional Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of April 13, 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 13, 2018:  Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ five years in a row

Wake Forest School of Law has for the fifth year in a row won the North Carolina Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2018 event saw more than 373,018 pounds of food collected — 66,000 more pounds of food than in 2017, according to organizers.

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‘Entrepalooza’ highlights, explores women entrepreneurs, including Professor Simone Rose

Wake Forest University’s Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a two-day “Entrepalooza” conference on April 12 and April 13. Entrepalooza brought together innovators and world-class leaders to explore the thriving, growing, and influential field of entrepreneurship. The topic of Women and Entrepreneurship was featured at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 13, in the ZSR Library, Room 404. The conference was free and open to the public. Continue reading »