WFU School of Law graduates top N.C. bar passage rate two years in a row

For the second time in two years, Wake Forest University School of Law graduates had the top bar passage rate among North Carolina universities for first timers taking the N.C. bar exam in July 2009.

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Dean Blake Morant remembers Sen. Edward Kennedy

As the nation mourns the loss of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, stories about the many lives he touched personally have dominated the news.

One of those lives includes Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Blake Morant.

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Law Review to host symposium on ‘Labor and Environmental Protection in Free Trade Agreements: A New Paradigm?’ on Oct. 30

The Wake Forest Law Review will hold its fall symposium Friday, Oct. 30, on the topic of “Labor and Environmental Protection in Free Trade Agreements: A New Paradigm?”

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Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice to serve as first ‘Jurist in Residence’

This academic year, the law school will begin hosting a “Jurist in Residence.” E. Norman Veasey, the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and currently a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Wilmington, Del., will be the first.

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WFU professor receives American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics distinguished teaching award

Mark Hall, professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University, has been awarded the Jay Healey Distinguished Health Law Teacher’s Award by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.

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Applications to WFU Law up 19 percent

Wake Forest University School of Law is reporting a significant increase in its number of applications for admissions to begin law school in the fall of 2009.

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Amine Seifert joins WFU Law School Office of Career Services

Amine Seifert is the new Associate Director of Career Services at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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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 »