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Reshaping the legal profession for the millennial generation

Chris Salemme (JD ‘17) wrote the following story, “Reshaping the legal profession for the millennial generation,” which was originally published in the North State Journal on April 18, 2018.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses gun violence at National Forum of Black Public Administrators

Wake Forest University Associate Provost Kami Chavis, professor of law and director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, participated in a panel discussion at the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. The panel and roundtable at the event, which continued through April 22, were focused on strategies to reduce gun violence. Continue reading »

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‘Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration’ panel discussion set for Wednesday, April 18

As part of Earth Week, the Wake Forest School of Law will host a moderated panel discussion about environmental and natural resources law and policy under the Trump Administration entitled, “Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Room 1312, Worrell Professional Center. The program, which is free and open to the public, is supported in part by the Office of the Provost and in collaboration with the Center for Energy, the Environment and Sustainability (CEES). Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project Expungement Clinics inform community members about new N.C. laws

Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. 24, 2018, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Help Wake Forest School of Law feed the hungry while keeping its ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ winning streak

Wake Forest School of Law is looking for donations to keep up its winning streak as the largest law school contributor to the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s DivisionLegal Food Frenzy (LFF)” fundraiser. The annual food drive held in conjunction with continues through March 31, 2018. Participants are encouraged to donate monetarily online or drop off food items in boxes located in the Law School Commons. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0′ at Wake Forest University on March 3-4

Wake Forest School of Law is co-sponsoring Wake Forest University’s  “Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0,” on March 3-4, 2018, in the Bridger Field House. The event addresses aging themes of meaning, mind, mobility and mortality. Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, is leading the law school’s involvement in the symposium.

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Prison Letters Project provides North Carolina inmates access to legal information

The Wake Forest School of Law Library is the only publicly accessible law library between Raleigh and the Tennessee border.  Not only does this void in law libraries mean that the general public does not have wide access to up-to-date legal information, it also means that those individuals incarcerated in the North Carolina prison system do not either.

The catch is though, even without access to prison libraries, inmates have a constitutional right to access to the courts, which includes access to legal information. Thus the emergence of the Wake Forest School of Law Prison Letter Project — a project that is coupling the provision of inmates’ rights with the pro humanitate mission of Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic awarded 2018 nonprofit voter engagement grant

The Elder Law Clinic has been awarded a 2018 voter engagement grant as part of North Carolina’s Nonprofit Voter Engagement Program. The program is hosted by a statewide voting rights organization, Democracy North Carolina, and its national partner, Nonprofit VOTE. Continue reading »

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in two cases at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Jan. 30

For the 26th consecutive year, Wake Forest School of Law will host oral arguments for the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Oral arguments are set to begin at 3 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  A reception will follow in the Law Commons. The court session is open to the public. Continue reading »

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Veterans Legal Clinic’s pro bono work with discharge upgrades gives vets hope

With renewed interest being given to veterans concerning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related mental illnesses and addictions, the Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic has turned its attention to representing qualified veterans in discharge upgrade petitions. Continue reading »