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Professor Emeritus Charley Rose to receive Medallion of Merit

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 14, 2019) — Wake Forest University will award Professor Emeritus Charley Rose with the Medallion of Merit at the 2019 Founders’ Day Convocation. The award, which is the University’s highest honor, will recognize his achievements and contributions as a teacher, mentor, and colleague to the law school and greater university.

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Celebrate a very “Wake Forest Wonderland”

In December, we find so many reasons to celebrate with family and friends. Inspired by that spirit, Wake Forest Law students, faculty, and staff joined creative forces to write and produce a special holiday video for the entire Wake Forest community.

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Meet Ashley Collette (JD ’19)

Ashley Collette (JD ’19) spent her 1L summer with the Wake Forest D.C. Summer Judicial Externship program. During her 2L summer, she was a policy clerk with the National Center for Lesbian Rights in Washington, D.C.

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Meet Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20)

Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20) spent her 1L summer as a summer associate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in New York City. As an environmental studies major, Kacsur wants to translate scientific findings and progress into meaningful change via the law.

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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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