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Professor Abigail Perdue presents at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference

Professor Abigail Perdue presented at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference on March 12, 2016.

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Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue authors article discussing substance and skill in legal writing

Professor Abigail Perdue authored the following article, “Legal Writing Matters: Bridging the Gap Between Substance and Skill,” originally published on the The Road to 1L, the official blog of Suffolk University Law School.

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VALOR announces new 2016 executive board

The Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization (VALOR) has announced its new executive board for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Crissy Dixon (JD '16) and the winning MACHE bowl team

Law students shine at fourth annual Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Interdisciplinary Bowl Competition

Wake Forest Law students Rachel Raimondi (JD ’16), Crissy Dixon (JD ’16) and John Allen Riggins (JD ’18) competed in the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) Interdisciplinary Bowl Competition on Saturday, March 19, at Biotech Place. Dixon’s team took first place overall in this year’s fourth annual MACHE Bowl.

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Mark Rabil (left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic. (Winston-Salem Journal Photo by Andrew Dye)

Professor Mark Rabil tells Winston-Salem Journal Darryl Hunt inspired him, many others

Professor Mark Rabil was quoted in the following article, “Hunt vigil displays his role in community unity,” published originally in the Winston-Salem Journal on March 14, 2015.

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Professor Abigail Perdue

Wake Forest Law continues executive presence on LWI’s ‘The Second Draft’

Professor Abigail Perdue has been selected to serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief for “The Second Draft,” a publication of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI).

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Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright featured in national media regarding prosecutorial election upsets

Professor Ronald Wright was quoted in the following story, “Should Hard-line Prosecutors Be Nervous?” originally published on March 16, 2016 on The Marshall Project. Wright discusses the fact that incumbent Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and incumbent Cuyahoga County, Ohio, county prosecutor Timothy McGinty both lost their re-election bids, which is extremely rare. Wright’s research on this topic was also featured in articles on VoxSlate, Ebony and Washington Monthly.

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President Clinton at Wake the Vote

Bill Clinton’s speech at Wake Forest Law featured in the Winston-Salem Journal, WFMY News 2 and WSOCTV.com

Bill Clinton spoke at Wake Forest Law on Sunday, March 13, to students, faculty and the public as part of Wake Forest University’s Wake the Vote program. The speech was featured in the following Winston Salem Journal article, as well as articles on WFMY News 2 and WSOCTV.com.

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carson smith

Carson Smith (JD ’16) named Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist

Carson Smith (JD ’16) is the first Wake Forest Law student to be recognized by The National Jurist as Law Student of the Year. He is one of five students recognized from law schools across the nation in the current issue of the magazine. Smith was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in management. Prior to entering law school, he worked in management and sales for a medical services company.

While in law school, Smith has been very involved with the Pro Bono Project, this year serving as the executive director. In the past three years he has volunteered for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, mentored juveniles who have been drug abusers in the Reclaiming Futures project and served as a coordinator for the law school and YWCS’s Teen Court Program. Following graduation, Smith plans to return to his home town as a public defender, providing legal services to individuals unable to afford adequate representation.

Outreach Director Beth Hopkins says, “His imprint on our program has heightened the student body’s understanding of pro bono services, and as a visionary, he has broadened the Wake Forest Law’s pro bono outreach in this community. Smith’s contributions to our program have sealed the law school’s place in its quest for providing legal information to that segment of the community that has the greatest need for justice.”

The National Jurist article is entitled “Law Students of the Year” and can be found here. The section of the story that features Smith is as follows.

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Professor John Knox quoted in Human Rights for All blog about climate change

Professor John Knox was quoted in the following article, “Climate Change Impacts Human Rights, Says UN Special Rapporteur,” published originally in the Human Rights for All blog on March 16.

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