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Wake Forest Law Welcomes New Faculty Members

(Winston-Salem, N.C., May 21, 2020) — Wake Forest University School of Law welcomes four new full-time faculty members and a visiting professor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Their experience will bolster Wake Forest Law’s classrooms and clinics in areas ranging from health justice to environmental issues to food law policy and legal writing.
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Wake Forest Law rises to the challenge of COVID-19

As coronavirus restrictions have many employers to shifting internship and other strategies due to the unfolding economic crisis, Wake Forest Law has created professional development opportunities for rising second- and third-year JD students with new Summer Intensives. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law Offers Online Symposium on Coronavirus Pandemic

As the United States and the world examine the effects of wide-scale quarantine in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the legal, ethical, social, and economic impacts is crucial. The coronavirus has exposed numerous faults in our systems and finding solutions will be the focus as we move forward.

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Sophia Pappalardo (JD ’20) recognized for outstanding pro bono work

The 2020 Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service goes to Sophia Pappalardo (JD ’20) in recognition for her service to the community.

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LGBTQ+ Legal Services Clinic – Postponed

(Winston-Salem, N.C., March 16, 2020) — Due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the LGBTQ+ Legal Services Clinic is postponed until Fall 2020. For complete information on the University’s ongoing plans surrounding the coronavirus, visit coronavirus.wfu.edu.

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Sager Series to host Claire DeMatteis Feb. 27

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Feb. 11, 2019) — The Wake Forest Business Law Program (BLP) will host Claire DeMatteis, commissioner of the Delaware Department of Corrections, as a distinguished guest of the Sager Speaker Series. She will join the Wake Forest Law community at noon on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.

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Wake Forest advances to National Trial Competition

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Feb. 11, 2020) — The Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team was named the Region 5 champions of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition. The Demon Deacons will travel to the 2020 TYLA National Trial Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

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National Moot Court Team ends successful regional campaign

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Nov. 18, 2019) — The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team ended its 2019-2020 campaign during the semi-final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition’s Region IV Tournament. Wake Forest was one of only four teams to go undefeated during the preliminary rounds of the tournament with the team of third-year law students placing among the top four teams for Best Brief score.

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Wake Forest remains among the nation’s best for trial advocacy

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Nov. 4, 2019) — The Wake Forest National Trial Team ended its 2019 campaign as one of the top teams in the country after another historical performance at the 2019 National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Tournament of Champions (TOC).

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Remembering Kay Hagan (JD ’78)

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 29, 2019) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78), who became North Carolina’s first Democratic female senator, passed away after battling encephalitis for several years. She was 66.

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