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‘Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm’ symposium gains attention of bloggers

The Journal of Law and Policy’s “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm” symposium, held Feb. 23-24, has garnered the attention of a number of blogs including the following Medical Futility Blog.

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Wake Forest Law Review announces incoming editorial staff for 2017-18

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced the 2017-2018 board of editors. “Please join me in congratulating the outstanding students who have been selected to serve as the next editorial board for the Wake Forest Law Review,” writes Editor-in-Chief Kayleigh Butterfield (JD ’17). “We are very excited to welcome these new editors and to watch as they help the Law Review continue to succeed over the coming year.”

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses stop and frisk, ACLU’s lawsuit against Milwaukee police on Wisconsin Public Radio

Professor Kami Chavis, associate dean for Research and Public Engagement and director of the Criminal Justice Program, participated in, “A Closer Look At Stop And Frisk And The ACLU’s Lawsuit Against Milwaukee Police,” on Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

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Professor Andrew Verstein’s ‘The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives’ is highly recommended on the Legal Theory Blog

Professor Andrew Verstein‘s latest work, “The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives,” has been highly recommended on the Legal Theory Blog.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath featured in Daily Tarheel about Trump eliminating transgender student protection law

Professor Shannon Gilreath was featured in the following Daily Tarheel article, “Trump administration revokes protections for transgender students,” written by Becca Heilman and published on Feb. 23, 2017.

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Veterans Legal Clinic featured on Network

The Veterans Legal Clinic is featured in the following story, “In Service of Those Who Served: Law Schools & Veterans Legal Clinics,” written by Thomas Tobin and published on Network on Feb. 22, 2017.

For many of America’s veterans, help is coming from an unlikely source—the local law school. From Harvard and Yale to Widener and Wake Forest, law students are providing legal assistance to veterans through clinical programs.

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Pro Bono Project to host free wills clinics in Pembroke on Friday, Feb. 24

Two groups of Pro Bono Project participants will travel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to Pembroke, North Carolina, to host a free wills clinic at Legal Aid of North Carolina.

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Pro Bono Project students, alumni to help coastal North Carolina Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are going to bring their Pro Humanitate spirit to help North Carolina coastal residents over Spring Break 2017, according to Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17).

Under the direction of supervising attorneys, who also happen to be Wake Forest Law alumni, students will conduct a Wills and Advance Directives Clinic at the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity on March 3-7.

“I cannot encourage you enough to take a few days out of your Spring Break to give back,” Saint wrote in an email to students. “This is a great experience if you have any interest in drafting documents, elder law, poverty law, estate planning, health care law, or just love pro bono.”

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Professor Tanya Marsh pieces together oddities and obscurities in funeral and cemetery law

Professor Tanya Marsh is a continuing advocate for legal changes to support the future of the funeral services industry, hosting the first-ever symposium on funeral and cemetery law on Feb. 24, 2017, with the support of the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy.

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Pro Bono Project participants provide a variety of community services Feb. 21-24

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are providing a variety of services this week under the supervision of area licensed attorneys including representing youth in Teen Court, helping area residents get convictions expunged from their records, providing N-400 screenings for immigrants and teaching middle school and high school students about their rights.

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