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JBIPL wins best education blog in The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) earned first place in the education category in the 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest held by The Expert Institute, according to results posted on Monday, Oct. 12.

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Assistant Professor of Law Gregory Parks

Book co-edited by Professor Gregory Parks premieres as play on Oct. 15 in New York

A book co-edited by Professor Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey has been arranged for a theatrical production, “12 Angry Men.” The play will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in residence at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn, New York. The theatrical readings are part of a larger event series sponsored by Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza. The play is based on “12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today,” edited by Parks and Hughey and published by The New Press in 2011. View show details and buy tickets here.

Professor Parks’ research focuses on both race and law issues as well as social science and law issues. His scholarship also focuses on black fraternal networks and their relation to the law–e.g., biographies of prominent African-American lawyers and judges who were/are life-long members of these organizations, the role of these organizations in African-Americans’ quest for social justice and civil rights, and the legal issues around violent hazing within these organizations. Professor Parks has authored or edited nearly 10 scholarly books, including “The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?” (Oxford University Press 2011) and “Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence” (University Press of Kentucky 2011). Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Professor Parks practiced in Trial Group in the D.C. office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School and a law clerk on both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Hon. Andre M. Davis) and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby). Follow him on Twitter @BlackJDPhD

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John Sanders (BA ’07, JD ’16) writes in The Huffington Post blog: ‘Clinton’s High-Frequency Trading Mistake’

John Sanders (BA ’07, JD ’16) writes “Hillary Clinton’s High-Frequency Trading Mistake,” in The Huffington Post blog on Friday, Oct. 9. Sanders worked as a stock broker and manager at one of world’s largest asset management companies through the most recent financial crisis and up until 2013. He also earned his M.B.A. from Liberty University in 2012. His blog post follows in full below. Continue reading »

‘Beyond Ferguson – Criminal Justice Reform for the 21st Century’ to feature discussion by police, prosecutors on Wednesday, Oct. 28

The Wake Forest Law Criminal Justice Program and the American Constitution Society will co-host, “Beyond Ferguson – Criminal Justice Reform for the 21st Century,” at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Scheduled speakers include Walter Holton (JD ’84), former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Winston-Salem Police Department Capt. Natoshia James and Wake Forest Law Professors Mark Rabil and Kami Chavis Simmons, who is the director of the Criminal Justice Program. Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue discusses teaching innovations at legal writing conference

Professor Abigail Perdue co-presented, ”Maximizing Student Potential by Cultivating a Spirit of Service,” on Sept. 18 at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Professors Conference at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.

Wake Forest Law hosts ABA program ‘Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law’ on Thursday, Oct. 22

Wake Forest Law’s Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association will present “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” from 3 to 5 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1101. Catharine Arrowood (JD ’73), former president of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) will help lead the training. Registration for the training, which is free and open to current students and alumni, is available here.

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Wake Forest Law Review essay featured in SCOTUSblog

Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog included in her Friday roundup an essay written by Georgia State University College of Law Professor Eric Segall that was published in the Wake Forest Law Review. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro blogs in Huffington Post: ‘John Boehner, Volkswagen and the Role of Government’

Professor Sidney Shapiro blogs in Huffington Post: ‘John Boehner, Volkswagen and the Role of Government,’ which appears in a post on Thursday, Oct. 1. Shapiro is one of the country’s leading experts in administrative procedure and regulatory policy. He has written ten books, contributed chapters to seven additional books, authored or coauthored over fifty-five articles, and is currently working on a book on administrative expertise. Sid has been a consultant to government agencies and has testified before Congress on regulatory subjects. Continue reading »

Zach McCamey (JD ’18) wins 2015 1L Trial Bar Competition

It was the battle of the Tennesseans in the State of Worrell v. Ned Stark, but in the end, Zach McCamey (JD ’18) was the winner of the 2015 1L Trial Bar Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law hosts ‘Lawyers Without Rights’ exhibit through Friday, Oct. 30

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, the highly acclaimed international exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich,” portraying persecution of Jewish lawyers and judges during Nazi era, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 30, in the Wake Forest Law Library Rotunda in Worrell Professional Center on the Reynolda Campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Times for the exhibit include: Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
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