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Vigil held for Darryl Hunt on Sunday, March 13, at Emmanuel Baptist Church

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A vigil was held for exoneree Darryl Hunt, who worked closely with the Wake Forest Law Innocence and Justice Clinic, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, in Winston-Salem.

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Wake Forest Law to become home to newest North Carolina Business Court

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law will become home to the newest North Carolina Business Court, state officials announced Wednesday, March 9.

The newest courtroom should be ready to take cases in January 2017, according to Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project to present ‘Know Your Rights’ at Parkland High School on Friday, Feb. 26

Members of Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will present “Know Your Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, for the entire student body at Parkland High School.

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined’ symposium on March 17-18

Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, led by Professor Kate Mewhinney, is co-sponsoring the “Aging Re-Imagined,” symposium on March 17-18 in different locations around the Wake Forest University campus.

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North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy continues through March 31

Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni aim to take home the first-place prize for a third year in a row in the 2016 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. In the past two years, Wake Forest Law won the competition sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association with 15.98 pounds of food per person in 2015 and 21.3 pounds per person in 2014.

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Wake Forest University to hold event on Kalvin Michael Smith conviction

Kalvin Michael Smith has served 18 years in prison for a crime he says he was nowhere near and knew nothing about. At 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Stephen Boyd of the Wake Forest University department of religion and the Rev. Kelly P. Carpenter of Green Street United Methodist Church will be co-telling Smith’s story, prior to a student-led rally at Winston-Salem State University on Thursday, Feb. 18.

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Federalist Society event on the militarization of American police reported in the Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s Federalist Society, as well as the Criminal Law Roundtable and the Criminal Justice Program, hosted an event featuring Washington Post reporter and author Radley Balko to discuss the increasing militarization of American police officers. The event was covered in the Winston-Salem Journal by Michael Hewlett here.  The original story follow.

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Public Interest Law Organization to host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Bermuda Run Country Club West Course in Advance, N.C.

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Wake Forest Law co-sponsors panel discussion ‘Truth, Lies and Politics’ on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Wait Chapel

Wake Forest Law is co-sponsoring “Truth, Lies and Politics: Ideology, Rationality and Choice in an Election Year” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Wait Chapel.

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Filling coverage gap for working poor is goal for Medicaid expansion

The following story was originally written by Winston-Salem Journal reporter Richard Craver and ran here. A recording of the web cast of the event can be accessed here.

A group of health care experts acknowledged Monday that Medicaid expansion is at least a year away from serious consideration in General Assembly.

However, they stressed at a forum at Wake Forest University Law School that expansion for an additional 500,000 North Carolinians doesn’t have to wait until the potential completion of Medicaid reform. Continue reading »