Legal research and writing program changes its name

Faculty members of the Wake Forest University School of Law recently approved a change in the name of the “Legal Research & Writing (LRW)” program to “Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research (LAWR).”

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Professor Jennifer Collins named associate provost

Professor of Law Jennifer Collins has been named associate provost for academic initiatives at Wake Forest University.

In her new role, Collins will work with faculty from across the University to develop academic programs. The appointment is for a three-year term. She will retain her title as professor of law and will continue to teach in the law school.

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Carrying on tradition

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Suzanne Reynolds will begin her term as the law school’s Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Continue reading »

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Third-year students name Wilson Parker 2010 Teacher of the Year

Professor Wilson Parker has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Wake Forest University School of Law confers hoods on the class of 2010

Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 161 graduates on Sunday, May 16, in Wait Chapel.

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Dean Emeritus Robert Walsh wins national ABA award

Each year, the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar gives its national award, the Robert J. Kutak Award, to the person who “meets the highest standard of professional responsibility and demonstrates substantial achievement towards increased understanding between legal education and the active practice of law.” The award honors the late Robert J. Kutak, a distinguished member of the Section’s governing Council who died suddenly in 1983 after a remarkable career characterized by service to the public and the legal profession.

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Scholars will discuss whether patients’ concerns should outweigh that of health care providers, insurers, or the government

Wake Forest University School of Law will host a conference on “Patient-Centered Health Law and Ethics” on Thursday, April 15, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, helps commemorate the passage of the N.C. Racial Justice Act

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas after serving 12 years in prison for arson. The fire, which caused the death of his three young daughters, was an accident, The New Yorker recently reported. Continue reading »

Expert to discuss racially charged capital murder case Friday, April 16

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic will host Albany University School of Law Professor Paul Finkleman, who will discuss “Guilty Until Posthumously Pardoned: Reversing the South Carolina Murder Convictions,” on Friday, April 16.

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School Bullying Victim Shares Story of Redemption

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An anti-bullying advocate spoke to students at Wake Forest University Law School Friday. Jamie Nabozny was the first to successfully sue a school district for not preventing bullying. Read the full story »