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Dr. Anthony Atala keynote speaker at WFU Law School’s regenerative medicine symposium

Dr. Anthony Atala, the head of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, was the keynote speaker for the Wake Forest University School of Law Intellectual Property Law Journal’s Feb. 6 symposium on regenerative medicine.

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Law school dean candidates to visit Greensboro campus

The Elon University Law School has been without a permanent dean since Leary Davis stepped down on Aug. 1. George Johnson Jr. was named interim dean from his position as professor of law and associate dean of academic affairs. Johnson was instrumental in the process leading to the American Bar Association accreditation. Read the full story »

Expert on Native American law to speak

Elouise Cobell, a leading Native American activist, will speak at the Wake Forest University School of Law at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.

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Wake Forest University School of Law introduces Innocence and Justice Clinic

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s new Innocence and Justice Clinic will give students the unique opportunity to examine the legal, scientific, cultural and psychological causes of wrongful convictions.

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Wake Forest University Law School graduates top N.C. bar passage rate

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.

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WFU law professor elected to American Law Institute

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Margaret H. Taylor has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI).

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WFU names Elder Law Clinic’s Jan Scales employee of the year

Wake Forest University named Jan Scales as the 2008 Employee of the Year at the university’s employee recognition luncheon Oct. 28.

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Free speech issues dominate inaugural Wake Forest Law Review Fall Symposium

Words matter. Language matters. Those are just a few conclusions drawn from the Wake Forest Law Review’s inaugural Fall Symposium on Oct. 31 that focused on free speech issues.

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Wake Forest Law Review sponsors inaugural Fall Symposium

The Wake Forest School of Law, the Provost’s Office, and Women’s & Gender Studies program will host “Equality-based Perspectives on the Free Speech Norm: 21st Century Considerations” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309.

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Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Lectures Kick-Off with Discussion on Second Amendment Ruling

Robert Levy, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, was the guest speaker at Wake Forest University School of Law’s first Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) luncheon discussion of the fall semester. Levy discussed District of Columbia v. Heller, a case in which the justices held that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use, such as protection. The decision was split 5-4 with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority.Levy, who served as co-counsel on the case when it was argued in front of the high court earlier this year, provided details of the affirmation of the final opinion. Wilson Parker, Wake Forest professor of law and constitutional law expert, provided details of the dissent written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote that the case “bestowed a dramatic upheaval in the law.”

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