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Wake Forest Law Expert: LGBTQ civil rights and SCOTUS

(Winston-Salem, N.C., June 15, 2020) — The Supreme Court has ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees. Wake Forest University School of Law assistant professor and historian Marie-Amélie George says, “The Supreme Court’s decision is particularly important given that voters have been repealing LGBTQ rights protections at the state and local levels through ballot box measures. The opinion demonstrates just how important the Supreme Court is to protecting the rights of minorities.”
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Wake Forest Law offers Pro Bono assistance with unemployment insurance

(Winston-Salem, N.C., June 4, 2020) — Wake Forest University School of Law students, working under the supervision of faculty members, will offer guidance and consultation to North Carolina residents who have questions about unemployment insurance and federal supplements. There is no charge for the service.

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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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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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