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WFU Law School declared best in nation for trial advocacy

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 31, 2018) — For the first time in history, Wake Forest School of Law won the 2018 National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Tournament of Champions (TOC). The winning team of third-year students, which was coached by Wake Forest alumnus Mark Boynton, included Ashley DiMuzio, Mark Parent, Tracea Rice, and Virginia Stanton.

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Hate Crime Laws: Wake Forest expert available

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 29, 2018) — Wake Forest School of Law professor Kami Chavis, a renowned expert on hate crimes, criminal procedure, and policing, is available to discuss hate crime prosecution following the targeted attacks against African-Americans in Louisville, Kentucky and Jewish Americans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Winners of 2018 Transactional Law Competition announced

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 23, 2018) — The Wake Forest Transactional Law Board named Rainsford Reel (JD ’20), Brandon LaRose (JD ’20), and Thomas Cain (JD ’20) overall team champions of the 2018 Transactional Law Competition.

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Wake Forest courtroom at NC Business Court dedicated to alumnus, pioneer to state’s judicial independence

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 11, 2018) — The North Carolina Business Court courtroom at Wake Forest School of Law has been named the Namon Leo Daughtry Courtroom in honor of Namon Leo Daughtry (BA ’62, JD ’65).

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Media Roundup for the week of Nov. 10, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Nov. 10, 2017:

The things they still carry
The News & Observer
Nov. 10

I now direct the Veterans Legal Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law, which represents veterans seeking to upgrade unjust discharges. My experience has left me astonished by how widespread this problem is and has highlighted the grave need for lawyers to step forward on behalf of affected veterans.

 

EPA, Pruitt may face lawsuits over advisory board changes
The Hill
Nov. 7

Sidney Shapiro, a Wake Forest School of Law professor and Center for Progressive Reform scholar, said the fact that Pruitt would allow industry scientists to continue serving on advisory boards is a major problem.

“He didn’t get rid of people from industry who have the same potential conflicts. So unless you justify that adequately, that only adds to the argument that it’s arbitrary and capricious,” Shapiro said.

 

America’s Prosecutors Were Supposed to Be Accountable to Voters. What Went Wrong?
Politico Magazine
Nov. 5

The problem is not just name recognition. “I think most citizens don’t have any idea how their prosecutors do their jobs,” says Ronald F. Wright, a professor of criminal law at Wake Forest University—even if they are informed enough about local politics to, say, name their state senator.

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Media Roundup for June 1, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of June 1, 2017:

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Media Roundup for April 21, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 22, 2017:

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Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’10), Bradley Setzer (JD ’16) featured in WilmingtonBiz for tackling immigration law

Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’10) and Bradley Setzer (JD ’16) are featured in the following story, “Tarokic Tackles Immigration Law,” which was written by Cece Nunn and published by WilmingtonBiz on April 21, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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Media Roundup for April 14, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 14, 2017:

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Professor John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, calls for protection of environmental defenders

Professor John Knox, the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, spoke at the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Professor Knox specifically addressed government responsibility in protecting the environment and human rights.

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