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Alumni Profile: Persistence pays off for Terry Hutchens (’77) and Wake Forest Law

Shortly after graduating from Wake Forest Law, Terry Hutchens’ (MBA ’74, JD ’77) paternal grandmother summoned him to her house to receive his graduation gifts. His grandmother had raised eight children, was accustomed to plain speaking and lived a very simple life. Continue reading »

Kate Barber (’00) and Trent Jernigan (’00) engage in law of attraction

Kate Barber (’00) and Trent Jernigan (’00) were both attracted to Wake Forest Law for its small class sizes and passion among students and faculty. Continue reading »

Family memorializes James C. Berkowitz through Stanley Moot Court Competition best oralist award

In the fall of 1984, Jim Berkowitz was a promising Wake Forest Law student who was in the Washington, D.C., area interviewing for summer associate positions when he got word that he had made it to the quarter final rounds of the Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition. Continue reading »

Alumni work together to improve conditions in Sierra Leone

In 2007, Munje Foh (’08) enrolled in Professor Jennifer Collins’ class on criminal procedure.  In class discussions, Foh often found herself at ideological loggerheads with two of her classmates, Adam Chapman (’08), and his friend, Ryan Bouley (’07), both of whom sat at the back of the class and seemed to pride themselves on taking unpopular positions that often provoked fervent debate. Continue reading »

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, Kim Gossage ('98), Mark Edwards (’97), Aimee Smith (’02), Jonathan Williams (’11), Kathleen Rose Rodberg (’12), Lyndsey Marchman (’10), Angela Kreinbrink (’06),  Sue Alcorn (’01), David Inabinett (‘96), and (not pictured) Nora Ryan (’11).

Alumni participate in NCBA Elder and Special Needs Law Symposium

Alumni from the Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest Law participated in the 2014 Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium and VA Accreditation Course, presented by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, which was held in Pinehurst, N.C., on Feb. 27-28. There were 125 people who attended the conference. The Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic  has helped train attorneys who now practice across this state.   Continue reading »

Craig Principe (’12) co-prosecutor in case leading to tougher N.C. child abuse laws

Craig Principe (’12)  was the co-prosecutor in the Union County, N.C., trial of the defendant accused (now convicted) of serious child abuse inflicting unfortunately permanent injury.  This crime led to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to sign “Kilah’s Law,” raising the sentencing range for those convicted of serious child abuse. Continue reading »

Virginia Johnson (’85) to serve as N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory’s Chief Advocate in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced that Virginia Johnson (’85) will lead North Carolina’s federal relations office, serving as the governor’s chief advocate in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Andy Krafsur (’86), CEO of Spira Footwear, to speak on Monday, March 3

Andy Krafsur (’86), CEO of Spira Footwear, will speak to the law community on Monday, March 3, in Room 1312 of  the Worrell Professional Center about his business experiences including forming his own law firm, establishing and launching Spira Footwear, and partnering with A&E and Duck Dynasty.

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Shauna and Brandon Barnes

Brandon (’09) and Shauna (’10) Barnes continue to cement union with Wake Forest Law

In October 2009, Brandon Barnes (’09) led Shauna Moser Barnes (’10) on a scavenger hunt around Winston-Salem. The hunt ended at Simply Yummy, a restaurant close to the School of Law, where the two of them used to study for Professor Joel Newman’s tax class. There, Barnes proposed.

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Lawson Brown (’76) hired as Mebane, N.C., city attorney

Lawson Brown (’76), a Burlington attorney at Vernon Law, has been approved for hire as the new Mebane city attorney by the city council on its meeting February 3. Brown will begin on March 1, giving him a one-month transitional period with Charles Bateman, who is retiring from the city attorney role after more than 50 years on April 1.

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