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Students name 2009 Teacher of the Year

Professor Jennifer Collins 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. Collins joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2003 and she was recently promoted from associate to full professor.

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Biden among those receiving honorary Doctor of Laws degree from WFU

Wake Forest University awarded eight honorary degrees during its commencement ceremony on May 18, including a posthumous award to the late broadcast journalist Tim Russert.  The morning ceremony featured a speech by Vice President Joe Biden, the first sitting vice president to deliver the university’s commencement address.

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Three WFU Law School professors receive promotions

The Wake Forest University School of Law congratulates Jennifer Collins on her promotion to full professor with tenure and Kami Chavis Simmons and Omari Simmons on their promotions to associate professors of law as of July 1, 2009. Continue reading »

Wake Forest University School of Law confers hoods on the class of 2009

Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 159 graduates on Sunday afternoon in Wait Chapel.

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WFU Law School Dean for Students and Professor Debbie Parker remembered

A memorial service celebrating the life of former Wake Forest University School of Law Associate Dean for Students and Professor Debbie Leonard Parker was held Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in Wait Chapel. A reception in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall followed.

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WFU Law and Provost’s Office present ‘A Conversation on Diversity in Legal Education’

The Wake Forest University School of Law and the Provost’s Office co-sponsored “A Conversation on Diversity in Legal Education” with Howard University School of Law Dean Kurt Schmoke and Dean Blake Morant at a luncheon in the Worrell Professional Center on April 30.

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WFU Law professor recognized as a ‘Women of Achievement’

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Suzanne Reynolds has received a Women of Achievement Award from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina in recognition of her work in domestic violence and in improving the law of the family.

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Death row exoneree to speak to WFU Law School students on April 21

Sabrina Butler Porter, the only female death row exoneree in the country, will speak to the Wake Forest University School of Law about her ordeal of being an innocent woman on death row and the struggles she has endured since being released from prison.

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Law Professor David Shores retiring after nearly four decades at WFU

Fayetteville, N.C., home to the Army’s Fort Bragg, and Winston-Salem are separated by a short two-hour drive. For David Shores, that trip – which took him to Washington, D.C., and the University of Iowa — lasted several years.   Continue reading »

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. to speak at the WFU School of Law Hooding Ceremony on May 17

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. (JD ’82) is the speaker for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

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