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Professor Timothy Davis named Wake Forest Law’s newest academic dean

Professor Timothy Davis will serve as Wake Forest Law’s newest Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is the first African American to serve in this role at the law school. Continue reading »

The National Law Journal: Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) among female deans taking charge

As Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) makes the transition to dean in July, The National Law Journal’s Karen Sloan points out that “11 — fully 40 percent — of the 28 deans slated to take over this summer are women — a spike that has not gone unnoticed.” Read the original story here.

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Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) named dean of Wake Forest University School of Law

Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) will become the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, effective July 1. Continue reading »

2015 Feeding Frenzy dignitaries, front from left: Mason Freeman and Anna Short (Womble Carlyle), Ann Gibbs (Wake Forest School of Law), Tonya Mason (Mason Law Firm), Attorney General Roy Cooper, and Ashley Delamar, VP Development for Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. Back: Peebles Harrison (Rose, Harrison & Gilreath), Wilson Loftis (Moore & Van Allen and Feeding Frenzy chair), Lars Simonsen (Simonsen Law Firm) and Virginia Pleasants (Bell, Davis & Pitt).

Wake Forest Law is NCBA Feeding Frenzy champion repeat

The results of the 2015 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, conducted by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) in conjunction with North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks, are in.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney

Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic to participate in free Advanced Healthcare Planning workshop on Wednesday, April 15

Wake Forest Law Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, and two law students, LaRita Dingle (’15) and Crissy Dixon (’16), will participate in a free Advanced Healthcare Planning workshop from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Senior Services in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Presented by the North Carolina Bar Association, the workshop is one of 55 offered during the month of April, which has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Month, as part of the Community Partnership for Compassionate Care coalition’s  “Got Plans?” campaign. Continue reading »

Wake Forest history professor Ed Hendricks outside Tribble Hall on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

Former Professor Ed Hendricks, author of law school’s centennial book, was part of Wake Forest history

Much of J. Edwin Hendricks’ life story can be gleaned from the last four digitals of his home telephone number: 1834.

It seems fitting that those four numbers – the year of Wake Forest’s founding – belonged to a historian who loved Wake Forest’s history and who was one of the longest serving professors in the University’s history.

Hendricks, who retired in 2009, died March 27 in Winston-Salem. He was 79.

“He was one of the most gentle, intelligent, considerate people I have ever known,” said Chris Hendricks, one of his three children. “He loved his students and Wake Forest.”

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Professor Kate Mewhinney

Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in N.C. Bar’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6

Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, will be among hundreds of N.C. lawyers who are giving freely of their time and talent on Friday, March 6, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day.

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to host oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Photo courtesy of the Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem ranks No. 2 among most affordable U.S. cities

Winston-Salem was No. 2 among a list of the top 10 affordable cities in a ranking by an online publication, although local officials said they doubted the ranking would make that much difference in their efforts to market the city. Continue reading »

Professor Chris Coughlin participates in ‘Ebola: At Home & Abroad’ symposium Feb. 12-13 at Wake Forest

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin, director of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program, is among the panelists scheduled for the “Ebola: At Home And Abroad” symposium set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12-13 in the Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. The symposium is sponsored by the WFU Biology Department. Continue reading »