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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 »

Professor Kate Mewhinney

Elder Law Clinic, medical school join national network

Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic and Internal Medicine Gerontology and Geriatrics Medicine Section have together joined the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a national network of partnership sites that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, including the elderly. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro testifies in front of Congress regarding regulatory failures

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Sidney Shapiro has told a congressional committee that certain industries, including oil and mining, have effectively “captured” portions of federal regulatory agencies, which have subsequently weakened health and safety protections for the American public.  Continue reading »

Dean Emeritus Robert Walsh awarded national ABA award

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Robert K. Walsh of the Wake Forest University School of Law was awarded the Robert J. Kutak Award over the weekend at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Continue reading »

Allan Head (’69) receives Bolton Award from NABE

Allan B. Head, executive director of the North Carolina Bar Association since 1981, has received the Bolton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association of Bar Executives. Continue reading »

Professor Carol Anderson

Professor Carol Anderson named an American Bar Association Fellow

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Carol Anderson has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America. Continue reading »

WFUBMC Pathology Residents and Fellows Collaborate with WFU Law Students in Advanced Trial Practice and Litigation Clinic

Dr. Donald R. Jason is a forensic pathologist who has taught anatomic pathology at WFUBMC since 1992.  He also has a law degree from St. John’s University.  Dr. Jason directs the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program at the Wake Forest University medical school.  Many of his students become medical examiners, which means they will almost inevitably be called to testify at trial.  Dr. Jason wanted to forge a relationship with the law school so his students could practice giving expert testimony.  He contacted Professor Carol Anderson, director of the Trial Practice and Litigation Clinic, and a natural collaboration was born. Continue reading »

First-year law students take top honors in school-wide pro bono competition

Students in the Wake Forest University School of Law have always given back to their communities. This year, the school inaugurated a new opportunity for that giving: the school-wide Pro Bono Project.

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Community Law and Business Clinic offers ‘Ask A Lawyer Day’ on June 15

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Community Law and Business Clinic will hold “Ask A Lawyer Day” on Tuesday, June 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Laura Dildine

Former teacher helps build local charter school’s library book by book

Laura Dildine loved the classroom. She spent six years in one, teaching high school in Forsyth County. But when she started to see her enthusiasm outgrowing the traditional public school setting, she left teaching and began pursuing a law degree. Continue reading »