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Wake Forest University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with community events

Wake Forest University will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events, including the 17th annual Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities’ celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the K.R. Williams Auditorium at Winston-Salem State University.

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Newest North Carolina Business Court hears first case at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Jan. 10

The newest North Carolina Business Court, located at Wake Forest Law, will hear its first case beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, according to court officials. The courtroom is located on the west wing of the third floor of the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3205. Continue reading »

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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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Wake Forest Law hosts Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, Friday, Dec. 9

Wake Forest Law is hosting a Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, “From Orientation to Graduation: Weaving Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing Throughout the Curriculum,” on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  In attendance will be students and faculty from seven law schools.

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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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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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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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