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Wake Forest School of Law trial advocacy team heading back to NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC)

A Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team is once again among 16 teams chosen to compete in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (TOC), sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The competition, which will run Nov. 1-4, 2017, will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the new Federal Courthouse on the Loyola Law School campus. Continue reading »

Roy L. McDonald II (JD ’00) selected to serve as Deputy Command Judge Advocate

Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney Roy L. McDonald II (JD ’00), a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, has been selected to serve as the Deputy Command Judge Advocate for the 166th Regional Support Group “Taino Warriors,” located at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.  The Deputy Command Judge Advocate is the second most senior legal adviser in the command. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for July 28, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of July 28, 2017: Continue reading »

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Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh receives Sherman Christensen Award from American Inns of Court for outstanding leadership

Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh has been selected as this year’s recipient of the A. Sherman Christensen Award, given by the American Inns of Court in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional leadership.

“I was privileged to nominate Bob,” says Tom Comerford Jr. (JD ’74) of Comerford & Britt LLP. “This is quite an honor for Bob and for the Joseph Branch Inn of Court.  Please join me in congratulating Bob for this great achievement.” Continue reading »

Remembering Leary Davis (BA ’64, JD ’67)

Leary Davis (BA ’64, JD ’67),  founding dean of the law schools at Campbell and Elon universities, died on July 20, 2017, of leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was 75. He is believed to be the only person to be the founding dean of two law schools, according to news reports. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for July 21, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of July 21, 2017: Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall to moderate Greensboro health care reform panel on Thursday, Aug. 24

Professor Mark Hall, founder and director of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, will moderate a panel, “Health Care Reform: Straight Talk for Turbulent Times,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2907 E Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro.

The panel is presented by UnitedHealthcare and the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) and will feature Terry Akin, CEO, Cone Health; Derek Ellington, Triad President, National For-Profit Healthcare Treasury Manager, Bank of America; Garland Scott,  CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas and Georgia; and Skip Woody, Area Executive Vice President, Hill Chesson & Woody, a Gallagher Benefits Services Co.

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Omari S. Simmons named Howard L. Oleck Professor of Business Law

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has announced the appointment of Omari S. Simmons as the Howard L. Oleck Professor of Business Law. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for July 14, 2017

Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally, new research revealsWake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of July 14, 2017: Continue reading »

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) named Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been promoted to fill the new position of Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development. Scott was named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development in the May following the departure of Kim Fields, who served as director of the department for 16 years and resigned to spend more time with her family. Continue reading »