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Judge Michael L. Robinson, right, takes his oath.  Chief Justice James L. Gale, center, presides.  Photo by Holly Swenson.

Michael L. Robinson sworn in as newest judge for North Carolina Business Court

Michael Lindsay Robinson was sworn in on July 1, 2016, as Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases of the newest North Carolina Business Court to be located at Wake Forest Law.  Wake Forest Law sponsored the ceremony held in the Worrell Professional Center.

“If the ‘I like Mike’ club was invited to come on a day when it wasn’t a Friday before a holiday and the legislature wasn’t still in session and working, I’m not exactly sure where we would have gathered together,” quipped North Carolina Business Court Chief Justice James L. Gale, who presided over the ceremony of an estimated 150 attendees.

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Michael L. Robinson to be sworn in on Friday, July 1, as newest judge for North Carolina Business Court

The Wake Forest University School of Law will host a swearing-in ceremony this week for Michael Lindsay Robinson, who will preside as Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases of the new North Carolina Business Court, which is set to open January 2017.

Wake Forest Law, site of the newest Business Court where Judge Robinson will preside, will host the ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center, with Chief Justice James L. Gale presiding. A reception will follow.

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Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Elder Law Clinic student Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in the Piedmont Triad’s 5th Annual Elder Abuse Walk, Stroll and Roll on  June 18, 2016, in Triad Park, Kernersville, North Carolina.

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Judge Leo Strine’s Wake Forest Law Review essay mentioned on Marketplace.org, Business Insider

Wake Forest Law Review was mentioned in Scott Tong’s article, “How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits,” published originally on Marketplace.org on June 14, 2016.  The article discusses the responsibilities of shareholders and corporations and includes a quote from Delaware Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine’s Wake Forest Law Review essay, published originally on April 5, 2012.

This article is a part of a Marketplace.org series with Business Insider called “The Price of Profits.”

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Wake Forest Law named among Top 25 law school influencers on Twitter

In a study by Right Relevance, an organization who identifies and ranks top influencers in particular topics on social media platforms, Wake Forest Law’s Twitter account is among the top 25 most influential organizations on Twitter for the topic of “law schools.”

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Wake Forest Law featured in The Huffington Post for assisting ex-con with presidential pardon application

Wake Forest Law School was featured in the following article, “Ex-Con Asks Obama for Pardon,” originally published in The Huffington Post on May 16, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law wins North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy for third year in a row

Wake Forest Law has continued its winning streak as the largest contributor per capita (and on the whole) in the Law School category of the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. Wake Forest Law students donated 8965.25 pounds of food for an average of 13.28 pounds of food per person.

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Community Law and Business Clinic to host ‘The Law of Raising Money’ on Wednesday, April 20

The Community Law and Business Clinic (CLBC) will present “The Law of Raising Money” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at Flywheel in the Innovation Quarter. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Register for tickets here.

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Wanted: Volunteers for Kimberley Park Elementary School’s ‘Beautification Day’ on Saturday, April 30

Kimberley Park Elementary School is looking for a few good volunteers for its annual “Beautification Day” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at 1701 N. Cherry St. Volunteers are needed to help repair and restore the school grounds. The deadline to register is April 27.

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Holocaust survivor Dr. Zev Harel, Ph.D. shares his experiences with students

Holocaust survivor and Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State University, Dr. Zev Harel, Ph.D., shared his experiences as a survivor on Thursday, March 24 at Wake Forest Law School. Continue reading »