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Wake Forest Law Review hosts 25th biennial Business Symposium ‘The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ on March 24

Wake Forest Law Review 2017 Spring Symposium — the journal’s 25th biennial Business Symposium — will focus on “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” (SWFs), which have emerged over the past decade as an important new force in global finance.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3221. Approval of free Continuing Legal Education credit from the North Carolina Bar is pending.

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Elder Law Clinic currently accepting applications, featured in Winston-Salem Chronicle

The Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester, as publicized in a Winston-Salem Chronicle article.  An excerpt of the article follows:

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Professor Harold Lloyd writes ‘Parsing HB-2′s Bathroom Babble’ on Huffington Post blog

Professor Harold Lloyd published the following blog post, “Parsing HB-2’s Bathroom Babble,” on Feb. 14, 2017, on The Huffington Post.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Bloomberg BNA odds of saving stream protection rule are long

Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in the following original article, “Stream Protection Rule Declared (Almost) Dead: Now What?,” written by Stephen Lee and published by Bloomberg BNA on Feb. 14, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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2017 PILO auctions raise record $20,000 for summer grants

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised a record $20,000 from its 2017 annual online and live auctions, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer.

“The PILO Executive Board is proud to announce that with your support we surpassed our fundraising goal for the 2017 auction by raising just over $20,000,” PILO President Stephanie Jackson(JD ’17) announced in an email to the law school. “These proceeds will be used to fund unpaid summer public interest internships for Wake Forest Law students through Professor Hopkins Pro Humanitate Grants.”

The online auction was held from Feb. 1-8 and the live auction on Feb. 9 in the Worrell Professional Center. It was open to Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni, with Professor Steve Virgil serving as Master of Ceremonies. The professional auctioneer donated his services, the organizers said.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro says Congressional Review Act allows lawmakers to block recent regulations

Professor Sidney Shapiro is quoted in the following story, “Congressional Republicans May Kill Dozens of Regulations with This One Simple Trick,” by which was published on Feb. 14, 2017.

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Professor Mark Hall participates on Brookings Institute panel examining what works in the ACA Marketplaces

Professor Mark Hall participated in a Brookings Institute Forum panel in Washington, D.C., covered in the following story, “Panel Examines What Works, What Doesn’t in ACA Marketplaces,” written by Michael Laff that was published on Feb. 14, 2017, in the American Family Physician Journal.

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National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Externship Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Medal of Honor recipient to speak on behalf of Veterans Legal Clinic on Wednesday, March 15, in Winston-Salem, Charlotte

Wake Forest Law will host two events, co-sponsored by Bank of America, on Wednesday, March 15 — one in Winston-Salem and one in Charlotte —  to highlight the work of the law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic. The keynote speaker is U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg whose presentation is entitled, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey.”

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Professor Mark Hall’s study reveals N.C. hospitals not eager to receive patients with ACA coverage

Professor Mark Hall‘s recently published study, “A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina,” was referenced in the article “N.C. Among Tops in Country for Sick ACA Signups” written by Richard Craver and published in the News & Record on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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