November 7th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
November 1st, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from November 2017: Continue reading »
October 30th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from October 2017: Continue reading »
October 11th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
Robert “Bobby” J. Higdon, Jr. (JD ’89, BA ’85), a white collar and investigations partner for Williams Mullen in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been sworn in as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, following his nomination by President Donald Trump on Aug. 2, 2017, and confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 28.Continue reading »
October 6th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
Judge Gilbert “Gil” Henry Burnett (JD ’56), of Burgaw, North Carolina, has received a StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award. Judge Burnett, one of three winners of this year’s award, served as district judge for North Carolina’s 5th Judicial District from 1969 to 1992.
A portion of the StarNews article written by Ben Steelman on Judge Burnett’s award and career highlights follows.
September 5th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
Wake Forest School of Law graduates had the highest overall bar passage rate (which includes repeaters) at 86 percent among North Carolina law schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July 2017. That’s compared with a state overall passage rate of 62 percent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.
August 1st, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
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 »
July 21st, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
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 »
July 7th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off
As a student working in Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, Marcus Fields (BA ’10, JD ’16) watched a client struggle to balance his full-time job with overseeing his mother’s care in a local nursing home, while also selling her home in another part of the state. The man made a common error that could have put his mother in danger of being dropped from the Medicaid rolls.
July 6th, 2017 | Alumni | Comments Off