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Betsy J. Walsh (’94) is first living organ donor appointed to President of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Betsy J. Walsh (’94), vice president and deputy general counsel for Novant Health, Inc., has been elected president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors. She will serve a one-year term beginning in July 2015. Continue reading »

Outgoing North Carolina Bar President Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) leads by example

When Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) attended Wake Forest Law, it was a different time. In 1973, women were just beginning to gain a foothold in careers such as law that were traditionally reserved for men. Continue reading »

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North Carolina Advocates for Justice elect Chris Nichols (’91, JD ’94) as president

Chris Nichols (’91, JD 94), a partner at the Nichols Law Firm in Raleigh, has been elected president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys and other legal professionals who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases. Continue reading »

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Ben Sutton (BA ’80, JD ’83) receives state’s top honor, Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Winston-Salem businessman Ben Sutton Jr. ,the head of collegiate sports marketing company IMG College, has received the state’s top honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Sutton was presented the award Tuesday night by Gov. Pat McCrory, with state Rep. Donny Lambeth and Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch in attendance. Continue reading »

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Erin Woodrum (’14) and Will Hester (’14) share their experiences at Piedmont Law Center

After Erin Woodrum (’14) passed the bar exam, she spent some time at home feeling sorry for herself about not having a job. She considered going into solo practice, but was petrified at that prospect. After suffering a mini-meltdown about her options with a group of young lawyers, she called contacts at the School of Law.

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Angie Cecil (’00, JD ‘08) receives Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration

Angie (Wood) Cecil (’00, JD ‘08) is among the recipients of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration. Cecil works in Washington, D.C., for the Department of Justice as Senior Supervisory Counsel. Continue reading »

Alumni Profile: Caitlin Stanley Burks (’11) sheds light on civil rights cases for U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights


Caitlin Stanley Burks (’11)

Caitlin Stanley Burks (’11)

A number of high-profile cases involving sexual assault on college campuses have galvanized public attention in recent years. But beneath the hyperbole of headlines and dueling debates on cable news shows,  Caitlin Stanley Burks (11) is one of a cadre of lawyers who diligently work to shed light, not heat, on the cases they investigate. Continue reading »

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Gene Boyce (’56) advises law students during ‘A Conversation With’ to pick the right circumstances in life

G. Eugene “Gene” Boyce (JD ’56) graduated first in his class at Wake Forest Law with one of the highest grade point averages in the school’s history although he laughingly concedes, “it was a very small class.” Continue reading »

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Shon Lawson Gilmore fills much-needed role as Wake Forest Law’s first-ever alumni relations coordinator

The first thing you notice about Shon Lawson Gilmore is her smile. And how it reaches all the way up into her eyes. It’s her smile that draws people instantaneously to her but it’s her sincerity that keeps them coming back. Both wonderful qualities to have when working with a variety of people, which is what she does in her new role as Alumni Relations coordinator for the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Gilmore is the liaison for alumni to each other and their law school. The need for this position has become increasingly important in recent years as the law school strives to communicate with and engage its alumni in the best possible ways, says Jon McLamb, assistant dean of development for the law school.

“Shon’s top priority is to create new, meaningful alumni activities and communication that connects our alumni with each other and to the law school, while building on what we already have in place,” he explains. “We realized that we needed someone who was solely devoted to alumni events and communication and Shon turned out to be the perfect fit for this role.”

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Brad Austin (’06) is named in Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list

Wake Forest School of Law alumnus, Brad Austin (’06), was named in Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. For the 22nd consecutive year, the Forty Under 40 awards program recognizes young, local professionals who are making impressive career accomplishments and are committed to having a positive impact on their communities.

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