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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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Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) shares her story during a ‘Conversation With’

(Winston-Salem, N.C., February 6, 2020) — Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92), one of only three capital resource counsel in the U.S., joined Professor Mark Rabil for the first “Conversation With” event of the new year. She discussed her experiences working as defense counsel in numerous high-profile federal death penalty cases, navigating small-town prejudices, and the lessons she learned while litigating in a biased environment.

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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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Winners of 2019 Transactional Law Competition announced

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 28, 2019) — The Wake Forest Transactional Law Board named Caitlin Becker (JD ’21), Ryan Madden (JD ’21), and Olivia Rojas (JD ’21) overall team champions of the 2019 Transactional Law Competition.

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Sager Speaker Series Welcomes Fall 2019 Guests

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Aug. 29, 2019) — The Wake Forest Business Law Program (BLP) will host Veta Richardson, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and Ramona Romero, general counsel of Princeton University, as distinguished guests of the fall 2019 Sager Speaker Series events.

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