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Student Profile Karen Frekko (MSL ’18)

After completing her first two semesters of Wake Forest Law’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree, Senior Associate Director of Information Technology Karen Frekko (MSL ’18) says she finds  ”I have a new set of tools in my tool box.”

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Pro Bono Project establishes Family Preparedness Project

Bilingual Wake Forest Law students volunteered in the Family Preparedness Project, a new initiative led by the Pro Bono Project that seeks to provide durable powers of attorney for individuals in North Carolina who may be at risk of deportation. Student coordinators, Emily Scotton (JD ’18) and Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18), organized client appointments at the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem over the course of four evenings in April.

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Summer Pop-up Legal Project pairs Wake Forest, UNC law students with non-profits

Graphic image featuring the words ERDOS Intellectual Property Law Startup LegalThe partners at Winston-Salem’s Erdos IP Law saw two problems. First, many nonprofits have legal needs but cannot afford the current market rate for legal services. Second, fewer law firms are hiring and paying law students during the summer.

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Wake Forest Law joins Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Wake Forest Law is now an official member of the “Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” a group of academic, financial and community-based organizations focused on enhancing entrepreneurial growth in Winston Salem in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

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‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson offers Wake Forest Law graduates advice

“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson, who received an honorary degree from the law school during the 2017 Commencement exercises, has four words of advice for Wake Forest Law students.

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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic finishes Spring 2017 semester with activity in six appeals

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic has just completed a busy stretch that included work in six different appeals in four appellate courts, according to Professor John Korzen (’91), clinic director. Continue reading »

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) named interim director of Office of Career and Professional Development

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.

“In her role as associate director for the past six years, Francie has always shown exemplary initiative, innovation and professionalism in her work with students, employers, faculty and the larger community,” says Associate Dean of Students and Administration Ann Gibbs.  “Francie will lead the OCPD until we conclude a search for the new leader of this important office.”

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Journal of Law & Policy to co-host ‘The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina’ symposium on Nov. 3

The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED), co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, will present “The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public.
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Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80), Justin Reissman (JD ’17) chosen to speak at 2017 Hooding Ceremony

The Wake Forest Law Class of 2017 has chosen Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80) and Justin Reissman (JD ’17) to be the speakers for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Continue reading »