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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 »

Law professors, students reach out to help area high school students make college a reality

Aubrey Everett wasn’t aware that Swarthmore College or the University of Richmond existed.  Thanks to the Simmons Memorial Foundation (SMF), however, Everett has now walked on their campuses and talked to students, faculty and administrators at those schools.  Continue reading »

Professor Joel Newman

Professor Joel Newman named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Joel Newman has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was inducted on Sept. 10, 2010. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic hosts program to help fight financial fraud

The Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest University School of Law is planning a public program on financial fraud issues facing the elderly from 2-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2010, in the Sticht Center Auditorium at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall appointed to the federal Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program Advisory Board

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Mark Hall has been appointed to the membership of one of the federal advisory boards that is implementing a part of the new health care reform law.

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Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Omari Simmons has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was inducted in August. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic co-director files brief supporting inmates with legitimate claims of innocence

Professor Carol Turowski, co-director of the Wake Forest University School of Law Innocence and Justice Clinic, moderated a press conference on Monday where criminal defense attorneys, respected academics, crime victims and several of the wrongly convicted gathered in downtown Raleigh to ask that North Carolina reexamine the way death sentences are handed down. Continue reading »