Alumni

Photo of Wake Forest Law Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD '79)

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) appointed to N.C. Banking Commission

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) has been appointed to the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

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Remembering Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42)

Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and Wake Forest alumnus from Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96.

No person has been a more generous benefactor to Wake Forest than Byrum, whose lifetime giving has totaled more than $50 million. In 2011, he donated to Wake Forest $40 million, the largest gift in the institution’s history, with the sale of the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. His generosity spanned the course of decades, and because of him, hundreds of students were afforded the same opportunity for a quality Wake Forest education that he had.

“Wake Forest has lost a loyal friend in Porter Byrum,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “His generosity demonstrates his belief that perseverance can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, that education equals opportunity, and that helping others is the key to a meaningful and well-lived life. Julie and I have also lost a dear friend, who we came to know and love over a number of years. We will miss him greatly and will cherish the memories of our wonderful times together.”

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Former Associate Dean and Library Director Marian F. Parker (JD ’78) remembered

A graveside memorial service celebrating the life of former Wake Forest Law Associate Dean Marian F. Parker (JD ’78) will be held at 11 a.m. March 17, 2017, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Details can be found on the Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home website.

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Medal of Honor recipient to speak on behalf of Veterans Legal Clinic on Wednesday, March 15, in Winston-Salem, Charlotte

Wake Forest Law will host two events, co-sponsored by Bank of America, on Wednesday, March 15 — one in Winston-Salem and one in Charlotte —  to highlight the work of the law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic. The keynote speaker is U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg whose presentation is entitled, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey.”

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A photo of the Fall, Winter 1988 cover of the Wake Forest School of Law 'Jurist' alumni magazine cover, stating 'Wake Forest University School of Law Fall Winter 1988 Volume 19 No. 1 Jurist Computers'

The Jurist is now available online at DigitalNC

Looking for a former roommate, an old trial team photo or a feature about a professor or classmate from the past 25 years?

The Jurist, Wake Forest Law’s alumni magazine, is now available online in its entirety on DigitalNC, a service of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Each publication since the first issue, which was released in the spring of 1971, can be accessed digitally and is searchable, thanks in large part to the efforts of Alan Keely, associate director for Collection Services and Systems for the Wake Forest Law Library, who was instrumental throughout the process, says Jurist Editor Lisa Snedeker.

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Alumni Profile: Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08)

Winston-Salem-based business attorney Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08) is uprooting tradition and setting trends for legal professionals and their clients.

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Photo of alumna, Latia Ward (JD '06), in front of a row of book cases in a library

Latia Ward (JD ’06) featured in role as Law Library of Congress legal reference librarian

Latia Ward (JD ’06) works as a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  An interview with Ward, published by co-worker Barbara Bavis on the Library of Congress blog, “In Custodia Legis,” follows.

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Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66), Grady Barnhill (JD ’58) receive 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award

Professor Emeritus Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66) and the late Grady Barnhill (JD ’58, P ’81, P ’90, P ’90) are recipients of the 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award. North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin presented the awards at a joint dinner of the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

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Bart Goodson (JD ’96) named N.C. House Speaker’s new chief of staff

Photo of Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

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

With the deadline for 2016 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in five North Carolina cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA).

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