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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2018-19

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2018-19 editorial board. Continue reading »

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For third time in school history, both National Trial Teams win regional trial competition, advance to nationals

Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team competitors and coaches are continuing a record-breaking streak by sending not one, but two teams to nationals after winning the regional TYLA National Trial Competition (NTC) on Feb. 16-18.

Hosted by Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake Forest’s National Trial Teams advanced to the two championship rounds against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Emory University law schools, and both came out victorious, says Coach Mark Boynton (JD ’97). Continue reading »

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Memorial service for longtime N.C. Bar Association Executive Director Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69) set for Feb. 20

Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69), who devoted 43 years of service to the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 73. He joined the staff of the NCBA/NCBF as executive secretary on Dec. 1, 1973, and served as executive director from 1981 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2016, according to an e-mail sent out by the NCBA.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 404 Enterprise Road, in Littleton, North Carolina.

“Allan Head had a profound impact on the legal profession in North Carolina,” said NCBA President Caryn McNeill. “The success of the North Carolina Bar Association is directly attributable to his vision and the degree to which he sincerely cared about our members and staff.  Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review announces 2018-2019 board of editors

The Wake Forest Law Review has named its new board of editors for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Wake Forest Law students named LENS scholars, invited to attend 2018 conference

Ted Saint (JD ’19) and Patrick Wilson (JD ’19) have been selected as the inaugural cadre of Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) scholars for the conference, “Complexity and Security: The Role of the Law?,”  which will be held Feb. 23-24, 2018.

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Professor Richard C. Schneider receives the 2018 Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law Richard C. Schneider by Provost Rogan Kersh at Wake Forest University’s Founder’s Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018, in Wait Chapel.

Provost Kersh described Professor Schneider, who is conversant in five languages, as the consummate intellectual “And his students are better for it…he has grown the ranks and increased opportunities for foreign students (at the law school) as well as increased opportunities for our domestic students to study abroad in China, Italy, Spain and Austria.”

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Sager Speaker Series to host former Clinton Administration adviser and current general counsel for WGL Holdings Inc. public utility on Sept. 27

Leslie Thornton, senior vice president and general counsel of WGL Holdings Inc., a public utility company serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, will speak at noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center as part of the Business Law Program (BLP)’s distinguished Sager Speaker Series. Lunch, for the event that will be co-sponsored by the Business Law Society, will be served.  Professor Omari Simmons, who is the founder and director of the Business Law Program, will interview Thornton.

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Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) featured in N.C. Bar Association magazine

Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) was featured in the November 2017 issue of North Carolina Lawyer, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) flagship magazine. Sousa authored the article, “‘Where She Has Practiced Her Entire Career’: Reflections On Coming a Long Way,“  which was first published at ncbarblog.com.

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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2018-2019 editors

The Journal of Law and Policy (JLP) has named its new Board of Editors for the 2018-2019 academic year. The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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First-in-the-nation partnership between Wake Forest School of Law and School of Medicine provides physician assistants (PAs) competitive edge

The next generation of physician assistants (PAs) can now take advantage of a new partnership — the first of its kind in the U.S. — established by Wake Forest University’s School of Law online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program and the Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) ProgramContinue reading »