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John Grisham advises future lawyers to make sure clients get fair trials

Get your client a fair trial.

That was just one of the messages that New York Times best-selling author and lawyer John Grisham wanted students at the Wake Forest University School of Law to take away from Tuesday’s panel discussion about “Innocence and Justice.” Continue reading »

Wake Forest University hosts panel discussion over controversial Arizona immigration law

Wake Forest University will host a panel, “Arizona Senate Bill 1070: One State’s Attempt to Curb Illegal Immigration,” on Tuesday, Sept. 21.  The event is at 7 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium at the Benson University Center. It is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

John Grisham speaks about wrongful convictions

Famed lawyer and author John Grisham spoke to a packed house at Wake Forest University Tuesday. Read the full story »

Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy is hosting its inaugural symposium, “Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

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Visiting professor gives law students firsthand view of European law

Wake Forest law students have a unique opportunity this semester to learn about European law from a resident expert. Continue reading »

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Law school welcomes director of outreach

Beth Hopkins has been doing pro bono work for as long as she can remember.

“My grandmother did fundraising for a black orphanage, the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home near Richmond (Va.), so we were always involved in projects,” she said. Continue reading »

SBI’s methods stun former FBI official

In his 30-year career, Chris Swecker has pursued crime as a prosecutor, federal agent and, most prominently, a high-ranking FBI official in Charlotte and Washington. Read the full story »

Law school welcomes the class of 2013

Spouses, children, parents and significant others of first-year law and LLM students enjoyed a welcome picnic in the courtyard of the Worrell Professional Center on Friday, Aug. 13, after a day full of orientation activities, which included computer training.  Dinner was followed by twilight tours of campus led by second- and third-year law students.

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Innocence and Justice

No one would believe it. That’s what John Grisham thought when he first heard the stories of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, stories that would eventually become his first and only non-fiction work, “The Innocent Man.” Continue reading »

New Child Advocacy Clinic provides students unique opportunity

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s new Child Advocacy Clinic will give students a unique opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal settings. Continue reading »