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Despite near-fatal accident, Amber Kirby graduates with her class

Amber Kirby (’10) doesn’t remember the night of Oct. 16, 2009, though friends and family have told her it was foggy and damp. Continue reading »

Rich McPherson helps children as the first law N.C. Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Thomas (Rich) McPherson (’10) wants to listen when others do not. To give strength and comfort when others have not. To fight when others will not. To see what others cannot. Continue reading »

Alumna argues in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Sarah Nichols Copeland (’08) recently argued to a panel of judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in the case of United States v. Saucedo, Case Number 08-40186.

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Alumna donates lawsuit proceeds to victims of domestic violence

Marci Armstrong (’83), a family lawyer and true Wake Forest mom, drove along U.S. 301 in Smithfield every day with her daughter, Eason. They used the time talk about Eason’s soccer practice and day at school. It was their time to bond. But one day in 2006, the conversation ended abruptly because of a drunk driver.

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David Smith may be most well known for his pro bono work

It would take some time, not to mention a good portion of this space, to list the awards, accolades and accomplishments collected by David C. Smith, a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and a Wake Forest University School of Law alumnus. Continue reading »

Alumna Discovers Long Reach of Wake Forest Family

This summer as Helen Jugovic (’06) and her dog struggled out of her apartment into more than two feet of swiftly-rising water, she never dreamed that three years after graduating, the arms of Wake Forest would be among the first to reach out to help her. Continue reading »

Governor welcomes alumni to Executive Mansion

From the steps in the foyer of the N.C. Executive Mansion, Gov. Beverly Perdue welcomed the Wake Forest School of Law into the stately Victorian home. Continue reading »

Faculty Profile: Robert Walsh

After 18 years at the helm of the school, Wake Forest University School of Law Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert Walsh has returned to full-time teaching in the classroom after stepping down in 2007. But when he’s not in the classroom, he’s been witnessing history firsthand.
As the national president of the American Inns of Court, Walsh recently traveled to London to represent the organization at ceremonies surrounding the initiation of the British Legal Year and the establishment of the first Supreme Court in the history of the United Kingdom. Continue reading »

Faculty Profile: Tim Davis

While most law professors don’t start teaching until after they have earned their juris doctorate and have at least a few years practicing law under their belts, Professor Timothy Davis began teaching long before he entered law school. Continue reading »

Q&A: Professor Jennifer Collins

Professor Jennifer Collins, teaches criminal and  family law. The 2009 winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award graduated from Harvard Law School, where she worked on the Law Review with President Barack Obama. She served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., for almost eight years and clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is co-author of a recent book entitled, “Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties” (Oxford University Press 2009, with Dan Markel and Ethan Leib).  In February 2009, Collins was interviewed as part of the ‘Conversation With…’ series. The excerpts below are based on that conversation.  Continue reading »