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Media Roundup for Feb. 23, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Feb. 23, 2018:

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National Jurist names Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among ‘Law Students of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest University Law student has been recognized among the nation’s top law students by the magazine. Scotton is the only law student from North Carolina to receive the honor in 2018. Continue reading »

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Jordan Crosby Lee (JD ’16) joins Office of Career and Professional Development as assistant director

Jordan Crosby Lee (JD ’16) joined Wake Forest University School of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development as assistant director on Feb. 5, 2018.

“We’re thrilled to have Jordan as part of the team,” said Office of Career and Professional Development Assistant Dean Francie Scott (JD ‘04), who says the law school is lucky to have been able to lure Lee back.

“His passion for helping students, his dedication to teaching and mentoring and his enthusiasm for this job, in addition to his love for Wake Forest, are unmatched and will serve him well in this position,” Scott explained. Continue reading »

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Prison Letters Project provides North Carolina inmates access to legal information

The Wake Forest School of Law Library is the only publicly accessible law library between Raleigh and the Tennessee border.  Not only does this void in law libraries mean that the general public does not have wide access to up-to-date legal information, it also means that those individuals incarcerated in the North Carolina prison system do not either.

The catch is though, even without access to prison libraries, inmates have a constitutional right to access to the courts, which includes access to legal information. Thus the emergence of the Wake Forest School of Law Prison Letter Project — a project that is coupling the provision of inmates’ rights with the pro humanitate mission of Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2018-19

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2018-19 editorial board. Continue reading »

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For third time in school history, both National Trial Teams win regional trial competition, advance to nationals

Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team competitors and coaches are continuing a record-breaking streak by sending not one, but two teams to nationals after winning the regional TYLA National Trial Competition (NTC) on Feb. 16-18.

Hosted by Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake Forest’s National Trial Teams advanced to the two championship rounds against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Emory University law schools, and both came out victorious, says Coach Mark Boynton (JD ’97). Continue reading »

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Memorial service for longtime N.C. Bar Association Executive Director Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69) set for Feb. 20

Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69), who devoted 43 years of service to the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 73. He joined the staff of the NCBA/NCBF as executive secretary on Dec. 1, 1973, and served as executive director from 1981 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2016, according to an e-mail sent out by the NCBA.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 404 Enterprise Road, in Littleton, North Carolina.

“Allan Head had a profound impact on the legal profession in North Carolina,” said NCBA President Caryn McNeill. “The success of the North Carolina Bar Association is directly attributable to his vision and the degree to which he sincerely cared about our members and staff.  Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review announces 2018-2019 board of editors

The Wake Forest Law Review has named its new board of editors for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Wake Forest Law students named LENS scholars, invited to attend 2018 conference

Ted Saint (JD ’19) and Patrick Wilson (JD ’19) have been selected as the inaugural cadre of Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) scholars for the conference, “Complexity and Security: The Role of the Law?,”  which will be held Feb. 23-24, 2018.

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Professor Richard C. Schneider receives the 2018 Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law Richard C. Schneider by Provost Rogan Kersh at Wake Forest University’s Founder’s Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018, in Wait Chapel.

Provost Kersh described Professor Schneider, who is conversant in five languages, as the consummate intellectual “And his students are better for it…he has grown the ranks and increased opportunities for foreign students (at the law school) as well as increased opportunities for our domestic students to study abroad in China, Italy, Spain and Austria.”

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