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The Class of 2017 is helping out the Winston-Salem community this week by volunteering with Habitat of Humanity of Forsyth County. Each of the four sections of new JD students will spend a morning or afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, along with faculty members and law school administrators, working to improve Habitat homes in the area of 14th and Cherry streets.

Wake Forest Law welcomes new JD, Master of Studies in Law and international students for 2014-15 academic year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD), Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and international students for the 2014-15 academic year beginning Friday, Aug. 15. Continue reading »

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law announces 2014-15 staff

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law has announced its new student members for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Continue reading »

Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program featured in PreLaw magazine

Wake Forest Law is featured in the article, “The one-year legal-education option,” in the August 2014 issue of PreLaw magazine. The article profiles the MSL (Master of Studies in Law) degree program citing its application to careers including health care administrators, librarians, educators, scientists, and engineers among others. The article points out how many professions intersect with the law, and how a one-year MSL degree gives a person a solid foundation of understanding the law to excel in various careers. Continue reading »

Newest group of international students hail from nearly a dozen countries

Wake Forest Law welcomed its newest group of international students during Orientation, which began Monday, Aug. 11.
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Wake Forest Law Review welcomes new staff members for 2014

The Wake Forest Law Review just announced the membership of 34 new students to its organization. Students were selected by grading into the top ten percent of their class or by their outstanding performance in the write-off competition. Continue reading »

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U.S. News ranks Wake Forest Law among top schools for most federal judicial clerkships

Wake Forest Law is among the nation’s Top 20 law schools for the most federal judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Anastasia Bond ('16)

Student Profile: Anastasia Bond (’16)

Hometown:  Ramsey, N.J.

Undergraduate school and major: I graduated from New York University with a major in Politics and a minor in Economics. I focused my studies on political economy.

Why I chose Wake Forest School of Law: While there were several considerations that went into my decision, one of the determining factors was Wake Forest Law’s collegial environment.  I really wanted to attend a law school where the culture was less about fiercely competing with your classmates (especially to the point where pages are torn out of casebooks), and more about learning the law and working with other students and your professors to achieve that goal.  I attended Wake Forest’s open house in February 2013, and speaking to the staff, students, admitted students, and sitting in on a class were all very positive experiences.  It made me want to be a part of this special law school community.

Involvement on campus:  I am an Honor Council Class Representative, and serve as the secretary on the Honor Council Executive Board.  I participate in Wake Forest Law’s Lawyer on the Line program, and I am also a Student Ambassador.  I am on the Moot Court Board, and a Summer Guest Blogger for the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.  Two other things I am involved with is I am doing research for Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) this summer, and I expect to be involved with the incoming 1Ls as a Writing Fellow for some of the LAWR classes.

1L summer experience:  It has been very interesting and rewarding.  I was really excited to work at the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust because of the important conservation work they do in North Carolina, but also because this experience is allowing me to explore the property and tax law fields.  Another great part of the experience is that I have also been very involved in the corporate law that is involved in running a non-profit.  I have found this to be especially interesting because I previously worked on various corporate matters in a law firm, and it has been very interesting to see the similarities and differences of this practice from the point of view of a non-profit as against the point of view from a law firm with corporate/non-profit clients.

Memorable moment:  So far I think that would be making some really good friends, and also making Moot Court.  I have always thought that I want to do strictly transactional law, but going through the Walker Competition and strengthening my oral advocacy skills really has allowed me to consider a broader range of career options.

What I plan to do after graduation:  I know that I want to work in North Carolina, and at this point I would like to practice some form of transactional law (perhaps property, trusts and estates, corporate, or financial services), but I am also considering land use law because of its unique fusion of transactional work, as well as some court-room exposure.

Wake Forest Law ranks among top Intellectual Property programs

Wake Forest Law ranks among the top Intellectual Property Law programs in a new set of comprehensive rankings released this week by Law Street Media. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic students learn to service diverse needs for clients

Congratulations to the latest 2014 Spring Elder Law Clinic class. Students had quite a range of  interview experiences this semester including understanding a disturbed military veteran to talking with clients that are in hospital beds. Elder Law Clinic students learned to surmount language differences and to figure out how best to communicate with those who have memory issues. Clients sometimes had hearing, vision, and education limitations that put the students to the test. Continue reading »

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law as a best value private law school

Wake Forest Law has been selected by The National Jurist as one of the best value private law schools in its June 13, 2014, listing. Five private law schools premiered on the list of the Best Value law schools this year, joining Brigham Young University, which had been the lone private institution on the annual list in 2013. Continue reading »