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Pro Bono Project spotlights Advance Directives Project, which allows students to help clients make end-of-life decisions

The following story, which originally ran in the student-written Pro Bono Project newsletter, spotlights the Advance Directives Project organized by Maria Nkonge (JD ’16) and other Wake Forest Law students.

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Robert 'Woody' Angle (JD '16), Lauren Emery (JD '16), Kaitlin Price (JD '16) and Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91), who served as one of the team's advisers.

National Moot Court team wins Region IV Tournament, best brief and best oralist awards

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Robert “Woody” Angle (JD ’16), Lauren Emery (JD ’16) and Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) won the Region IV Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Richmond, Virginia, going 5-0 against five different law schools and finishing first out of 21 teams from 12 law schools. Continue reading »

Blake Stafford (JD '17) and Emily Jeske (JD '17)

Blake Stafford (JD ’17) wins 44th annual Stanley Moot Court Competition

Blake Stafford (JD ’17) of Baton Rouge, Louisana, is the winner of the final round of the 44th annual Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 20 in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Annual PILO Chili Cook-Off raises more than $700 for summer public interest work grants

Organizers of the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised $710 at its annual chili cook-off held Wednesday, Nov. 18. The funds raised will go toward 2016 PILO grants to help fund unpaid public interest-related summer internships. Students, faculty and staff sampled nearly 20 varieties of chili during lunch and voted for their favorites.

“Thank you to all of our participants for entering some great chilis this year,” said Emily Jeske (JD ’17), PILO member and one of the event organizers. “This event would not have been nearly so successful without all of your creative and tasty recipes. A huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported PILO at our first fundraiser of the year! We hope that you all had a great time.”

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Wake Forest Law Professor Harold Lloyd moderates the Wake Forest Law Review symposium.

Wake Forest Law Review fall 2015 symposium described as innovative in its approach to legal education reform

The Wake Forest Law Review took on legal education reform at its fall symposium amid continued criticism that law schools need to do more to ensure graduates are practice ready. Why? Because law firms — and more importantly their clients — insist they don’t want to pay to train first-year associates. More than 150 participants attended the symposium, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft,” which was held Oct. 23, 2015, at Wake Forest University, according to organizers. Continue reading »

Professor Kate Mewhinney, OUTLaw members featured in Winston-Salem Journal for volunteer efforts at Adam Foundation’s festival

Professor Kate Mewhinney and OUTLaw program members are featured in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal titled, “Cindy Hodnett: Events underscore solidarity in community,” on Nov. 16. The story focuses on the Adam Foundation’s annual festival, which was held on Nov. 7 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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Final rounds of Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition begin Monday, Nov. 16

Wake Forest’s Moot Court Board will hold the final rounds for 2015 Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition beginning Monday, Nov. 16.

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Wake Forest Law team wins inaugural NASCAR Negotiation Competition

The Wake Forest Law team of Nick D’Auria (JD ’16), Sarah Remes (JD ’17) and Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) won the inaugural NASCAR Negotiation Competition (NC3) held Nov. 13 – 15, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The competition was co-hosted by NASCAR and the Charlotte School of Law. Continue reading »

VALOR members provide free legal advice to veterans

TWC News came out to the Saturday, Nov. 14, Veterans Legal Clinic sponsored by VALOR. Following is the original story, which can be found here:

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Kayla Frederickson (JD ’16) to clerk for North Carolina Court of Appeals

Kayla Frederickson (JD ’16) has accepted a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Richard Diet  (JD ’02) of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Frederickson’s clerkship will begin in September 2016, after she completes her third year of law school and takes the North Carolina Bar Exam. Continue reading »