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Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78) joins lobbying firm Akin Gump as senior policy consultant

Former U.S. Sen. from North Carolina and Wake Forest Law alumna Kay Hagan (JD ’78)  joined Washington D.C. lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Jan. 2016 as a senior policy consultant.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) offering three North Carolina CLE ethics courses on the future of legal services throughout February

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are partnering with the North Carolina Bar Association to offer three one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses entitled, “The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Opportunities for Lawyers and Legal Education,” in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh in February 2016. The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided at the Winston-Salem event and a reception will follow the events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Continue reading »

Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) among latest members elected to the American Law Institute (ALI)

Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) is one of 61 newly elected members to the American Law Institute (ALI), according to the Institute’s press release.

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Jason Benetti , Class of 2011

White Sox TV team welcomes Jason Benetti (JD ’11) to crew

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) is featured in the following MLB story by Scott Merkin about Benetti being named the newest TV announcer for the Chicago White Sox. The original story follows. An earlier story about Benetti appeared in The Jurist here.

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Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (’61, JD ’64) receives the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 2, 2015) — Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that the Honorable Sidney S. Eagles Jr. (’61, JD ’64) and retired partner Samuel O. Southern have each received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors given by the State Bar. The attorneys were honored at a luncheon, sponsored by the North Carolina State Bar and Wake County Bar Association, on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Continue reading »

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland to kick off Business Law Program’s new Sager Speaker Series on Thursday, April 7

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at Wake Forest Law at noon on Thursday, April 7, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, as part of the Business Law Program’s new Sager Speaker Series. Professor Omari Simmons will interview Justice Holland in a “Conversation With” style format. Continue reading »

Nidia Mercedes (LLM '15)

Alumni Profile: Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15)

When Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15) talks about her career path beginning in the Dominican Republic, her passion for law and Wake Forest University shines. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen

Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) argues in North Carolina Court of Appeals

Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) argued on Nov. 4 in the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raleigh, in the case of Town of Beech Mountain v. Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. Defendant Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (Genesis) is a client of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic that Professor Korzen directs. Genesis is a non-profit organization whose mission is to care for injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public about wildlife.

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Wake Forest Law graduates achieve highest N.C. bar exam passage rate

Wake Forest Law graduates achieved the highest bar exam passage rate of all seven North Carolina law schools with 82.86 percent for the July 2015 exam. The following story, “Wake Forest tops bar pass rates,” was originally published by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on Nov. 5, 2015. Read the original story here.

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Amber Kirby Talley (JD '10) poses on the Wake Forest Quad in spring of 2010.

Amber Kirby Talley (JD ’10) profiled in the Washington Examiner

Amber Kirby Talley (JD ’10) was profiled in the Washington Examiner on Nov. 2. In the article, Talley discusses how she became interested in law and the steps she took to land her job in U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s office. Read the original article here.

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