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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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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 , Class of 2011

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.

The story follows below.

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Alumna Barbara Meeks (JD ’95) profiled in the Charlotte Business Journal

Wake Forest alumnus Barbara Meeks  (JD ’95) was profiled in the following article, “Corporate Counsel Awards: Barbara Meeks, Wells Fargo & Co.,” published originally in the “Charlotte Business Journal” on Feb. 26. Meeks is the Assistant General Counsel at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) offered a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics course on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Worrell Professional Center courtroom.  Continue reading »

Ryo Kawamura (‘99) Recounts His Positive Experiences as an LL.M. at Wake Forest Law School

 Ryo Kawamura (LL.M. ’99), first Japanese graduate of Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, is now senior legal adviser for Ube Industries, Ltd., an international manufacturing and technology corporation. Most recently, Kawamura facilitated negotiations for the acquisition of subsidiary Advanced Electrolyte Technologies LLC, a joint venture company of UBE and Dow Chemical.

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Gerald Roach (BA ’80, JD ’82) named managing partner for Smith Anderson

Gerald Roach (BA ’80, JD ’82) was named managing partner of the Raleigh-based firm Smith Anderson on Feb. 16, 2016. Roach will serve as managing partner for three years. The following information appeared in a press release for Smith Anderson regarding Roach’s promotion.

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