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The Transformation of Worrell Professional Center

In 1990, George H.W. Bush was president, the World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) was created, the cost of a Superbowl ad was $700,000 and ground was broken on the Worrell Professional Center.

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LIVE WEBCAST: Health Law and Policy Program presents ‘Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina’ on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The town hall event is free and open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, a live webcast will be available at http://go.wfu.edu/j9v.  For best results, this video should be viewed using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac).

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Wake Forest Law students to volunteer at Kimberley Park Elementary School Fall Festival on Thursday, Nov. 19

More than 30 Wake Forest Law students plan to volunteer or have donated items to support the annual Kimberley Park Elementary School Fall Festival, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1701 N. Cherry St. There is a $5 admission fee for elementary school students, but any student whose parent cannot afford admission will get in free.

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Pro Bono Project hosts Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court on Oct. 21

In partnership with Reclaiming Futures, Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project hosted a session of teen drug court held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Worrell Professional Center, Courtroom 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. This event was open to all Wake Forest Law students and faculty. Continue reading »

VALOR to host free legal workshop for veterans Saturday, Nov. 14

Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR), Wake Forest Law’s student veterans group, will host a free legal workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center’s Law Commons and Room 1310. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served. This event — held in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 — is open to local veterans and to those currently serving in the military, according to VALOR Secretary Chris Salemme. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project partners with Samaritan Ministries to offer Expungement Clinics

The Pro Bono Project will begin hosting Expungement Clinics each month for clients of Samaritan Ministries in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Samaritan’s Ministries is a non-profit that is part 90-day homeless shelter, part food bank and part year-long rehabilitation program for older adults. Continue reading »

North Carolina Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at law school on Tuesday, Sept. 22

For the 23rd consecutive year, Wake Forest Law will host oral arguments for the N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Oral arguments are set begin at 3 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The court session is open to the public. Continue reading »

Children’s Law Center of North Carolina, home of the Child Advocacy Clinic, to celebrate 10th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17

The Children’s Law Center of North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving children their say in court on Sept. 17, 2015, with two events. Continue reading »

Certificate in Cyber Security to be offered at Charlotte Center beginning Sept. 15

One of the largest and most dynamic pieces of Enterprise Risk Management today is the emerging field that involves protecting organizations from threats as varied as nation-states, cyber criminals, national and international business competitors and hacktivists. Data breaches and even physical damage from cyber activity are daily headlines in the news.  Through a four evening course taught by experienced practitioners and focused on case studies, lecture, technical workshops and simulations, attendees will receive foundational knowledge in security models, risk assessment and response, secure systems development, crisis management and legal, regulatory and compliance issues. Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) to give keynote at Women’s Equality Day in Charlotte on Wednesday, Aug. 26

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters in Charlotte event for Women’s Equality Day this year. Continue reading »