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Wake Forest Moot Court announces 2017-18 board members

Wake Forest Law Moot Court has announced its board members for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The following students were elected: Emily Lagan (JD ’18) as Chief Justice, Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18) as Associate Chief Justice and Kyle Mirabelli (JD ’18) as Marshall.

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Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service presented to Chris Salemme (JD ’17)

At a special Pro Bono Honor Society dinner and recognition event on April 11, 2017, Chris Salemme (JD ’17), was presented with the Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service.  The award is presented annually to a Wake Forest Law in recognition of extraordinary pro bono service to the community.

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Student Profile: Abdulla ‘Abe’ Husain (LL.M. ’17)

After hearing about Wake Forest Law’s strong ranking and reputation from a professor at University of Bahrain, Abdulla Husain (LL.M. ’17) knew it was the ideal place for him to pursue an LL.M.

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Professor Ron Wright’s ‘Jury Sunshine Project’ featured on NPR podcast

Professor Ron Wright, the Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, has been interviewing prosecutors across North Carolina as part of his research regarding jury selection known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.” His research will generate a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina.

Professor Wright’s research was most recently featured on the April 11, 2017, episode of 90.5 WESA’s “Criminal (IN)Justice Podcast, Episode 45, University of Pittsburgh law professor and show host David Harris.

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Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) wins 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) of Huntersville, North Carolina, won the 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round on Thursday, April 13, in the Worrell Professional Center.

Bouchez argued in opposition of Jonathan Patton (JD ’19), who was named runner-up of the competition. Patton is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The final round showcases the top two first-year law students in the moot court competition. Arguing a fictitious discrimination case,  Bouchon represented the Plaintiff Celia Weston, as guardian for Albert Blair, while Patton represented the Defendant Dalton Corp.

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Wake Forest Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ fourth year in row

Wake Forest Law has for the fourth year in a row won the N.C. Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2017 event saw more than 300,000 pounds of food collected.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), John Robinson to present CLE program, ‘The Ethics of Clarence Darrow,’ on April 25 at Johnston County Courthouse

Wake Forest Law will host a two-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for the North Carolina Bar Association from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Johnston County Courthouse’s Old Superior Courtroom.

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As Brookings Institute Fellow, Professor Mark Hall co-writes ‘Making Sense of Invisible Risk Sharing’

Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, co-wrote the following article, “Making Sense of Invisible Risk Sharing,” with Michigan Law Professor Nicholas Bagley that was published on the Brookings Institute website on April 12, 2017, that addresses the latest development in the Republican effort to replace Obamacare.  Hall is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Center for Health Policy program at Brookings.

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Professor Joel Newman authors ‘A Short and Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation’

Professor Joel Newman has authored a new book, “A Short and Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation,” a West Publishing Company publication. The guide addresses basic law school income tax course topics such as deductions, capital recovery and mixed motive expenses.

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Professor Omari Simmons authors forthcoming book on college access

Professor Omari Simmons, director of the law school’s Business Law Program, has written the book, “College Access from the Ground-Up: Narratives Transformed,” a forthcoming Rutgers University Press publication.

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