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Critics target N.C. bill limiting DAs evidence risk

RALEIGH, N.C. — More people will be wrongly convicted if lawmakers decide to ease the pressure on prosecutors to collect and disclose crucial investigative details, critics said Monday. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic hosts free ‘Women and Aging’ program on Tuesday, March 22

As women age, they face economic insecurity at a higher rate than older men, with a poverty rate almost twice as high.  This disparity is linked to women’s role as caregiver and the differences in income between men and women.  Women perform the primary caregiver role, providing 80 percent of informal long-term care services for family services.  Because they are more like to leave the work force to care for family members, their retirement income is lower than men.  In addition women live longer and therefore, are more likely to have some form of dementia and/or need nursing home care.  Continue reading »

The Beverly Hillbillies and racial justice

I was a little nervous the first time I went to see Darryl Hunt in the county jail in 1984. Here was this black guy charged with the most horrible murder in recent memory, right in downtown Winston-Salem, not far from my apartment in the West End. Continue reading »

Easing transition to higher education

Omari Simmons went to high school in rural Delaware with a lot of smart kids.

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National Jurist, preLaw magazines name Wake Forest among best law schools for public interest

The National Jurist and preLaw magazines have named Wake Forest among the nation’s best law schools for public interest. Continue reading »

Early planning, lasting protection

Experts say there is much money to handle and protect — money needed to pay for a senior’s care or intended as inheritances. Continue reading »

Wake Forest law student Ashleigh Wilson ('11), right, poses with homeowner Tonya Williams outside her home in Winston-Salem on Dec. 2, 2010. Wilson, a student in the Community Law and Business Clinic, was successful in preventing foreclosure proceedings with help from Professor Steve Virgil and Legal Aid of N.C.

Community Law and Business Clinic helping Triad families facing foreclosure stay in their homes

Tonya Williams will be home for the holidays this year, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Wake Forest University School of Law’s Community Law and Business Clinic, Professor Steve Virgil and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). Continue reading »

Student-lawyers help legal community meet pro bono needs

The effects of a troubled economy, including foreclosures, joblessness and residential evictions, heighten demand for legal assistance but also render more clients unable to pay for those services. Continue reading »

Professor Carol Turowski

Professor Carol Turowski to participate in ‘Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day’ on Dec. 8

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Carol Turowski has been invited by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to participate in the “Leadership Winston-Salem 2010 Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day” on Dec. 8. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic targets fraud against elderly

The Elder Law Clinic of the School of Law sponsored a community workshop that focused on preventing the defrauding of the elderly, with six panelists ranging from medical doctors to police detectives. Continue reading »