Alumni

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Earn CLE ethics credits with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February 2018

With the deadline for 2017 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and the Wake Forest School of Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in seven North Carolina cities: Charlotte, Greenville, Hickory, Wake Forest, Wilimington and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA). Continue reading »

Alumni in the News for December 2017

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from December 2017:

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Alumni participate in Army JAG Corps Direct Commission Course (DCC)

Photo of Tim McLister (assigned to 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC), Jasmine Little (assigned to Fort Huachuca, AZ), and Erin Brown (assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart GA).

From left: Tim McLister (assigned to 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC), Jasmine Little (assigned to Fort Huachuca, AZ), and Erin Brown (assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart GA).

Several Wake Forest Law alumni recently met up at the Army JAG Corps Direct Commission Course (DCC) in Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Maria Travers with Roy Cooper and council members, photo courtesy of Market America

Maria Travers (LL.M ’13) appointed chair to NC’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

María Travers (LL.M. ’13) was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve as chair of North Carolina’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

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Alumni in the News for November 2017

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from November 2017: Continue reading »

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Alumni in the News for October 2017

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from October 2017: Continue reading »

Robert ‘Bobby’ Higdon Jr. (BA ’85, JD ’89) sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of N.C.

Robert “Bobby” J. Higdon, Jr. (BA ’85, JD ’89), 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.

Photo of Robert "Bobby" J. Higdon, Jr. (JD '89, BA '85 )courtesy of WWay News

Robert J. Higdon, Jr. [Photo courtesy of WWay News]

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Judge ‘Gil’ Burnett (JD ’56) receives StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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Wake Forest School of Law graduates have highest bar passage rate among North Carolina law schools

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.

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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 »