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John Robert ‘J.R.’ Hooten (’63) elected to N.C. Bar Association Hall of Fame

The four newest members of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) General Practice Hall of Fame were inducted on Thursday, June 19, at the 116th Annual Meeting in Wilmington. Among the inductees is Wake Forest University School of Law alumnus John Robert “J.R.” Hooten (’63) of Oriental.

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N.C. Bar Association elects alumni as vice president, Board of Governors members

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) elected new vice presidents and board members on Saturday, June 21, at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Wilmington. Their service begins immediately as members of the NCBA Board of Governors for 2014-15. Among the elected members are three Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Law alumni.

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Catharine Biggs Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) sworn in as N.C. Bar Association’s newest president

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76), a partner with the Parker Poe law firm in Raleigh, was sworn as the N.C. Bar Association’s newest president on June 21, 2014, at the Wilmington Convention Center. Continue reading »

'Big Brother' Chad Brown (right) and Erik, his 'Little Brother.'

Chad Brown (’01, JD ’06) receives statewide honor from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentoring matters to Chad Brown (’01, JD ’06), who is North Carolina’s Big Brother of the Year for Big Brothers Big Sisters Services. He also won the Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Services Mentor Award. Continue reading »

Reckless premieres on CBS on June 29 and features WFU Law as the alma mater of the male lead character.

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) inspires Wake Forest Law’s role in new CBS show ‘Reckless’

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) has extended his loyalty to his alma mater all the way to Hollywood. His longtime girlfriend, Dana Stevens, is a screenwriter and creator/executive producer/writer of the new television series, “Reckless,” that CBS is airing the pilot on Sunday, June 29, at 9 p.m. (EST). In the storyline, Stevens makes the male lead character, Roy Rayder, a Wake Forest Law graduate. Continue reading »

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) sworn in as N.C. Bar Association’s newest president

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (B.A. ’73, J.D. ’76), a partner with the Parker Poe law firm in Raleigh, was sworn in Saturday, June 21, 2014, as the N.C. Bar Association’s newest president. Arrowood, 62, is the association’s 120th president and only the fifth woman to hold the post since the organization’s founding in 1899. For the next year, she will lead an organization with 20,000 active members. Continue reading »

WFU alumni to be recognized at North Carolina Bar Association’s annual meeting June 19-22

Several Wake Forest University alumni will receive awards at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 116th annual meeting June 19-22, 2014, at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in Wilmington.

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More than a dozen 2014 J.D. graduates receive judicial clerkships

Among the Wake Forest Law J.D. 2014 graduates,  13 have received judicial clerkships, according to the law school’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Continue reading »

Two couples among 20 Wake Forest Law alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Two married couples were among the 20 Wake Forest Law alumni who were admitted and sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. In all, 21 applicants associated with Wake Forest were sworn in to the high court, including a spouse of one alumna. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

U.S. Supreme Court rules in Richard Dietz (’02) pro bono case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a rare blow to the gun lobby Monday by ruling that purchasers must report when they are buying firearms for other people.

The 5-4 decision upheld two lower courts that had ruled against so-called straw purchasers, even though the justices acknowledged that Congress left loopholes in gun control laws passed in the 1960s and 1990s. Continue reading »