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Former Professor Ed Hendricks, author of law school’s centennial book, was part of Wake Forest history

Much of J. Edwin Hendricks’ life story can be gleaned from the last four digitals of his home telephone number: 1834.

It seems fitting that those four numbers – the year of Wake Forest’s founding – belonged to a historian who loved Wake Forest’s history and who was one of the longest serving professors in the University’s history.

Hendricks, who retired in 2009, died March 27 in Winston-Salem. He was 79.

“He was one of the most gentle, intelligent, considerate people I have ever known,” said Chris Hendricks, one of his three children. “He loved his students and Wake Forest.”

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Professor Kate Mewhinney

Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in N.C. Bar’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6

Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, will be among hundreds of N.C. lawyers who are giving freely of their time and talent on Friday, March 6, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day.

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Worrell Professional Center

North Carolina Court of Appeals to host oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Photo courtesy of the Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem ranks No. 2 among most affordable U.S. cities

Winston-Salem was No. 2 among a list of the top 10 affordable cities in a ranking by an online publication, although local officials said they doubted the ranking would make that much difference in their efforts to market the city. Continue reading »

Professor Chris Coughlin participates in ‘Ebola: At Home & Abroad’ symposium Feb. 12-13 at Wake Forest

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin, director of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program, is among the panelists scheduled for the “Ebola: At Home And Abroad” symposium set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12-13 in the Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. The symposium is sponsored by the WFU Biology Department. Continue reading »

Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil to host free Spike Lee film screening at Salem College on Wednesday, Dec. 3

Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil will host a free community cinema screening of “Evolution of a Criminal” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Salem College’s Huber Theatre. Continue reading »

Naomi Judd, keynote speaker at Home Free 2014

Naomi Judd speaks from the heart at sold-out Home Free fundraiser for Children’s Law Center and Family Services

Naomi Judd entered Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. greeting the more than 500 attendees with her Southern voice announcing, “Hello North Carolina!” She told the crowd that her husband is from Garner, N.C. so she considers us all ‘cousins’ and is looking forward to some N.C. barbecue. With boundless energy and strikingly beautiful at 68-years young (as she freely admits), she was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Home Free fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 speaking about domestic violence awareness and sharing personal experiences from her life on this topic. This year’s fundraising event was the most successful to date in its third year, selling 200 more tickets than last year and raising more than $110,000.

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Pro Bono Project joins N.C. Bar Association to host Wills For Heroes event Saturday, Nov. 1

The Wake Forest Pro Bono Project is partnering with the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to host a Wills for Heroes event from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Winston-Salem Policy Department’s Beaty Training Center. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law to host ConvergeSouth 2014 on Friday, Oct. 17

Wake Forest University School of Law will host the Southeast’s original user-focused technology conference, “ConvergeSouth, Friday, Oct. 17,  with a full slate of speakers and topics aimed at everyone from social media newbies to experienced bloggers, web developers and entrepreneurs. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law to host Reclaiming Futures Drug Court with the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (’91) on Oct. 15

As part of Wake Forest Law’s partnership with Reclaiming Futures, a session of teen drug court will be held at the law school from 3 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to make a fresh start, according to organizers.

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