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Michael L. Robinson to be sworn in on Friday, July 1, as newest judge for North Carolina Business Court

The Wake Forest University School of Law will host a swearing-in ceremony this week for Michael Lindsay Robinson, who will preside as Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases of the new North Carolina Business Court, which is set to open January 2017.

Wake Forest Law, site of the newest Business Court where Judge Robinson will preside, will host the ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center, with Chief Justice James L. Gale presiding. A reception will follow.

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Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue’s article featured in Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters

Associate Professor Abigail Perdue has become a guest contributor to Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters.  Her article, “Legal Writing Matters: Bridging the Gap between Substance and Skill,” published originally on December 25, 2015, on the law school’s blog The Road to 1L, discusses the importance and lasting impacts of Legal Writing as a course.  Legal Writing Matters features articles pertaining to Legal Writing and Analysis courses by several guest contributors from around the nation. The original article follows:

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Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Elder Law Clinic student Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in the Piedmont Triad’s 5th Annual Elder Abuse Walk, Stroll and Roll on  June 18, 2016, in Triad Park, Kernersville, North Carolina.

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Judge Leo Strine’s Wake Forest Law Review essay mentioned on, Business Insider

Wake Forest Law Review was mentioned in Scott Tong’s article, “How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits,” published originally on on June 14, 2016.  The article discusses the responsibilities of shareholders and corporations and includes a quote from Delaware Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine’s Wake Forest Law Review essay, published originally on April 5, 2012.

This article is a part of a series with Business Insider called “The Price of Profits.”

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Steve Virgil

Professor Steve Vigil joins veterans advocates to propose revisions to United States Code, title 38, regarding veterans’ accessibility to services and care

Professor Steve Virgil of Wake Forest Law’s Veterans Law Clinic joined members of other law school clinics, legal aid organizations and public interest groups that serve veterans to express their support of proposed revisions to section 101(2) of the United States Code, title 38 (38 U.S.C. § 101 (2)), which outlines veterans’ benefits and services.   The revisions to the regulations in this section are meant to expand veterans’ accessibility to various services regarding treatment and care.

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The International Jurist, summer 2016 edition cover

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program featured in International Jurist

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the International Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the U.S. in terms of law school experience.

The International Jurist named Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, which is one of the longest running in the U.S., as one of the top 14 LL.M. programs in the category.  The programs were selected based on the ability to help students receive hands-on training, collaborate with U.S. students, participate in extracurricular activities and more.

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Tanya Marsh Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tanya Marsh to moderate free ABA Professors’ Corner webinar on lien property Tuesday, June 14

Professor Tanya Marsh will moderate a free ABA Professors’ Corner webinar at 12:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30 a.m. Central/9:30 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The topic is recent developments in lien property and will feature speakers Professor Wilson Freyermuth of University of Miami and Assistant Professor Christopher K. Odinet of Southern University Law Center. The webinar is a part of Professors’ Corner’s free monthly series that features a panel of law professors addressing various real estate and trust topics. To register for the webinar, click here.

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Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein presents paper on insurance law and risk at Boston College Law

Professor Andrew Verstein was invited to present his paper, “Enterprise without Entities,” at the 2016 Liberty Mutual New Voices Workshop on Insurance Law and Risk, Thursday, June 9, at Boston College Law School.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall discusses federal lawsuit against Carolinas Healthcare in Winston-Salem Journal

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the following article on June 10, 2016, “Carolinas Healthcare faces federal lawsuit on competition practices in Charlotte area,” written by Richard Craver and published originally in the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd authors two blogs in The Huffington Post on language and translation

Professor Harold Lloyd wrote the following blogs on The Huffington Post, published originally on June 8, 2016: “Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care” and “Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times,” which follows.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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