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Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97)

Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97) named dean of Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015, according to a university press release.

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Professor Tim Davis

Professor Tim Davis tells blog that high school sports lawsuits arise because of athletes’ interests at stake

Professor Tim Davis tells Get the Picture blog that lawsuits surrounding high school sports arise not just because of the litigious nature of society, but also more importantly because of the interests at stake. The article, titled “A lawsuit waiting to happen?,” was published on March 1, 2015.

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Thomas Sager (’76) to receive Legacy Award from Lawyers of Color on Wednesday, March 18

Wake Forest Law General Counsel Board Member Thomas Sager (’76) has been chosen to receive the Legacy Award at the Lawyers of Color reception on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. A Ballard Spahr partner and former DuPont Co. general counsel, Sager will receive the Legacy Award for his exceptional career and tireless effort to advance diversity in the legal profession, according to organizers.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program, quoted in EBONY Magazine about Ferguson

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted by EBONY in the following article, “What Side Are You On: McCulloch Defends Himself, St. Louis Police.”

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Professor Kate Mewhinney

Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in N.C. Bar’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6

Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, will be among hundreds of N.C. lawyers who are giving freely of their time and talent on Friday, March 6, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day.

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United States Supreme Court

Six Rose Council members among alumni to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9

Six Rose Council members and two parents of Wake Forest Law graduates are among the 23 alumni who will be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9, 2015.

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Student Profile: Anna Otchere (LLM ’15)

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Robert Angle (’16), Julian Kisner (’15) and Caroline Daniel (’16) were the team for the 27th annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

Wake Forest Law team excels at 27th annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest Law team advanced to the semi-finals and won an award for runner-up best brief at the 27th annual Gabrielli National Family Moot Court Competition on Feb. 26-28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Continue reading »

Professor Chris Coughlin

Professor Christine Coughlin (’90) shares expertise on ‘Ebola: At Home and Abroad’ symposium faculty panel

Professor Christine Coughlin (’90) was featured as an expert panelist for Wake Forest University’s symposium, “Ebola: At Home and Abroad,” held Feb. 12-13. Coughlin, who spoke on the first night of the two-night informational event, discussed U.S. quarantine law and how it differs from state to state along with the outdated regulations currently in place that do not fit the needs of modern viral outbreaks. Coughlin joined an expert panel of Wake Forest University faculty and guest speakers specializing in history, economics, bioethics, biology and medicine.

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PILO Auction

First online PILO auction helps boost total donations to a record $18,000

The 2015 annual Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Auction was a record-breaking success, raising more than $18,000, according to organizers. This year additionally marks the first time that the PILO Auction was accompanied by an online venue, which was open from Thursday, Jan. 29, to Wednesday, Feb. 4. The live auction was held on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Worrell Professional Center.

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