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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) offering three North Carolina CLE ethics courses on the future of legal services throughout February

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are partnering with the North Carolina Bar Association to offer three one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses entitled, “The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Opportunities for Lawyers and Legal Education,” in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh in February 2016. The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided at the Winston-Salem event and a reception will follow the events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Continue reading »

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I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authors article on the death penalty in The Huffington Post

I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authored the following article, “Why Protecting the Innocent From a Death Sentence Isn’t Enough,” originally published in The Huffington Post on May 18, 2016.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) named chief legal officer and executive vice president of Seres Therapeutics Inc.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) was named as chief legal officer and executive vice president at Seres Therapeutics Inc. according to the following article, “Seres Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President,” originally published on Reuters.com on May 16, 2016. The appointment was also reported by CNBC.com, PharmaVoice.com, TMCNet.com, the Daily Herald, MorningStar.com, Business Wire, BioSpace and Benzinga.com.

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Cindy Reid (JD ’85) announced as next town attorney for Davidson, North Carolina

Cindy Reid (JD ’85) was announced as the new town attorney for Davidson, North Carolina in the following article, “Cindy Reid will replace Rick Kline as Davidson town attorney,” originally published in the Charlotte Observer on May 11, 2016.

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Derek Waugh (JD ’96) Announced As Head Of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame

Derek Waugh (JD ’96) was announced as the new Head of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame in the following article, ”Derek Waugh Announced As Head Of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame,” originally published by TheChattanoogan.com on April 22.  Continue reading »

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From Wake Forest Law to New York City: Sarah Turner (LLM ’15)

Sarah Turner (LLM ’15) of Norwich, United Kingdom, knew when deciding on an LL.M. program that she wanted a unique experience in a supportive environment. Her adviser at the University of East Anglia encouraged her to consider Wake Forest Law because of its small class sizes and its reputation for rigorous academics. Turner is happy she took that advice. “After spending a year at Wake Forest, I consider my initial application to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.

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Jason Benetti (JD ’11) featured in SEN article about his position as a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox

Wake Forest Law alumnus Jason Benetti (JD ’11) was featured in the following story, “Jason Benetti makes broadcasting history,” originally published on SEN on April 5, 2016.

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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) published in Law360 discussing Native American land allotment

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) authored the following article, “The Current Battle Over Native American Land Allotment,” originally published on Law360 on April 1, 2016.

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Zach Linsey (JD ’12) authors Washington Post op-ed on the importance of businesses helping their communities

Zach Linsey (JD ’12) is the founder of Building with Beans, a Washington, D.C., non-profit coffee company with a focus on providing economic opportunities to disadvantaged D.C. residents. He recently authored the following op-ed, “D.C. Businesses Should Help Their Communities,” originally published in The Washington Post on March 11, 2016.

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E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) quoted in The Winston-Salem Journal about Kernersville couple’s lawsuit

Wake Forest Law alumnus E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) was quoted in the following article, “Judge: Kernersville officers’ actions violated Surry County couple’s rights; lawsuit will go to trial,” published originally in “The Winston-Salem Journal” on Feb. 27.

Dummit is one of the attorneys for Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez, a Kernersville couple who filed a lawsuit against the town as well as five police officers in 2014. “Mr. Dummit is an aggressive trial attorney who has earned a reputation for successfully and professionally representing his clients in the courtroom. He has focused his practice in actual courtroom litigation for 20 years and has had extensive experience in district and superior courts, and in both State and Federal Courts,” according to the Dummit & Fraden website.

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