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Wake Forest Law partners with School of Divinity to offer online Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership certificate

Wake Forest Law Professor Steve Virgil, director of experiential learning, is partnering with School of Divinity Professor Dr. John Senior to offer a 12-week, online Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program open to Wake Forest University students as well as non-students beginning in January 2017.

“This is a very good example of a cross-campus, multi-disciplinary effort that connects to the non-Wake Forest community as well,” Professor Virgil says.

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Elder Law Clinic, OUTLaw to screen ‘Gen Silent’ documentary about older LGBT persons and nursing homes, Thursday, Nov. 3

The Elder Law Clinic is sponsoring a screening of Gen Silent at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.  The free event, made possible by a grant from the NC Society of Healthcare Attorneys, will be held at 475 Vine Street of the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education.

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Wake Forest Law panelist from Winston-Salem police explains efforts to curb social unrest in the Winston-Salem Journal

Assistant police chief, Catrina Thompson, emphasizes community relationships as the cornerstone to preventing social unrest in the Winston-Salem Journal’s coverage of Wake Forest Law’s “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tensions in Charlotte.” The original story, “Winston-Salem Police official: Measures in place to help curb social unrest” was written by John Hinton and was published on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Health Law

Aid-in-dying advocate Barbara Mancini to discuss policy protection, expansion on Monday, Oct. 10

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program and Center for Bioethics, Health and Society will host Compassion & Choices’ Barbara Mancini at noon on Monday, Oct. 10, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. This event is free and open to the general public.

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in two cases at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Oct. 4

For the 24th consecutive year, Wake Forest Law will host oral arguments for the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Oral arguments are set to begin at 3 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The court session is open to the public.

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‘The Voice’ finalist Braiden Sunshine, Dan River Girls to perform Thursday, Sept. 15, for Children’s Law Center birthday

Braiden Sunshine, a finalist a couple of seasons ago on NBC’s hit music competition “The Voice,” is scheduled to participate in a benefit for the Children’s Law Center (CLC) of Central North Carolina’s first-annual Birthday Blast.

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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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