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 »

Alumni Profile: Thomas Sager (’76)

Before he became one of the top law professionals in the country, before he had a distinguished award established in his name, before he became the top legal counsel for a global company, Thomas L. Sager  (’76) washed dishes. Continue reading »

Alumni Profile: Antonio Lewis (’06)

Antonio Lewis (’06) never learned about hidden image technology, or light-emitting diode technology, or much in the way of technology at all, while studying at the Wake Forest School of Law. But by being an active law student and participant in a variety of organizations and activities, he proved to be a quick learner and someone who could think on his feet. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Spotlight: Penny Spry (’82)

Penny Spry (‘82), co-founder and director of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina, helps to give a voice to children in domestic violence cases and high-conflict custody cases through the center.  In addition to that job of helping children, Spry volunteers for the Department of Social Services’ Guardian ad Litem program. Continue reading »

Emile Thompson

Working for the Common Good: Emile Thompson (’10)

Emile Thompson, a third-year student in the Wake Forest University School of Law, will probably never forget what he did last summer. Continue reading »

Audrey Woosnam

Working for the Common Good: Audrey Woosnam (’10)

In her own words, Audrey Woosnam has had two summers of a lifetime. Continue reading »

Aindrea Alderson

Working for the Common Good: Aindrea Alderson (’10)

The first time Aindrea Alderson stood in front of the packed courtroom this past summer, facing hundreds of defendants charged with misdemeanors, she felt intimidated. But Alderson, a Wake Forest law student with a desire to serve, knew she represented the Guilford County District Attorney’s office, and knew those defendants needed her to be clear and firm. So she started with a refrain that’s echoed around North Carolina’s courts every day. Continue reading »

Al Lamarque

Working for the Common Good: Alain Lamarque (’10)

When a hot-button bill ending partisan elections for local school boards passed in the North Carolina legislature in June, Wake Forest law student Alain Lamarque was among those celebrating. Continue reading »

Brandon Ramsey

Working for the Common Good: Brandon Ramsey (’10)

Brandon Ramsey doesn’t look at his future through a tunnel. It’s more of a moving target. During his two summer internships while studying at the Wake Forest University School of Law, he’s discovered several things he may want to do, and others he probably doesn’t, while approaching every task with eyes open. Continue reading »

Erin Hartnett

Working for the Common Good: Erin Hartnett (’10)

Erin Hartnett had seen the pictures: inmates wearing jumpsuits and handcuffs, kneeling at the fence while guards hovered over them. Continue reading »