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 »

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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  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 »