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Elizabeth Goodwin (’08) joins Wake Forest Law as inaugural Employer Outreach Coordinator

One of Elizabeth Goodwin’s favorite memories of her time at Wake Forest Law is of the regular Friday night poker games she and her friends used to play. Not because she won a lot of money. In fact, she claims she was a lousy poker player. It’s because of the relationships those games allowed her to build. Continue reading »

Kenny Cushing ('15) and his soon-to-be fiance, Erin,  prepare to take off on a flight to Charleston, S.C., on which he proposed. Piloting the plane was Professor Michael Green, who donated the flight to the Annual PILO Auction.

Graduation Profile: Kenny Cushing (’15)

Kenny Cushing (’15), Symposium Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review, has been selected by his third-year classmates to be this year’s Hooding Speaker along with Professor Timothy Davis.

Cushing, a native of High Point, N.C., is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame, where he majored in Psychology. Following graduation, he served one year as a volunteer teacher at Nativity Prep in New Bedford, MA. He then coached college football at Southwest Minnesota State University and Presentation College for two years each before entering law school at Wake Forest. He plans to work at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia beginning in September. He is engaged to Erin Ullmann and they plan to marry in November.

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Matt Cloutier ('17) and Elvira Nunez ('17)

Elvira Nunez (’17) wins 44th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Elvira Nunez  (’17)  won the 44th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round held at Wake Forest University School of Law on Friday, April 17. Nunez argued in opposition of Matt Cloutier (’17), who was named runner-up of the competition.  Continue reading »

Liz Vennum ('15) speaks at the Inaugural Advocacy &
Awareness Dinner for Wake Forest OUTLaw in 2015.

Student Profile: Liz Vennum (’15)

Liz Vennum ('15)

Liz Vennum (’15) will have left a noticeable mark on Wake Forest Law by the time she graduates this May. A board member of OUTLaw, the American Constitutional Society, and North Carolina Advocates for Justice and Women in Law, Vennum has a long list of accomplishments throughout her three years in law school. Continue reading »

Newest members of Pro Bono Honor Society inducted on Wednesday, April 15

Eighteen new members will be inducted into the Pro Bono Honor Society at a dinner with Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) on Wednesday, April 15, in Reynolda Hall. Each student has logged 50 hours of pro bono work in a single school year or 75 hours over multiple school years. Continue reading »

3v3 charity basketball tournament set for Saturday, April 25, will benefit Brother’s Keeper

A charity 3v3 basketball tournament will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Water Tower Basketball Courts, directly in front of the Worrell Professional Center. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Brother’s Keeper, a nonprofit founded by Lauren Huddleston  (JD/MBA ’15).

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2015 Graduation Profile: Bahati Mutisya (’15)

As editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy and president of the Immigration Law Society, Bahati Mutisya (’15) has not only served as a leader during her time at Wake Forest Law, but in the university’s spirit of Pro Humanitate, she has also given back to the local community by volunteering with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons named director of Wake Forest Law’s new Business Law Program

In Fall 2015, Wake Forest Law will introduce its Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice.  Continue reading »

Appellate Advocacy Clinic Spring 2015 SCOTUS visit

Appellate Advocacy Clinic visits U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic visited on Monday, March 30, the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., which the Clinic has done annually since 2007.  The 10 Clinic members and Professor John Korzen (’91) observed oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain, a federal habeas case originally tried in Louisiana state court.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed all the briefs filed in Brumfield.  After the argument, the Clinic met with Jeff Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice. Continue reading »

David Giffin (’16) writes College Conservative Blog: Six must-know facts about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Wake Forest Law’s David Giffin (’16), an officer in the Wake Forest Law Federalist Society, is a frequent contributor to The College Conservative blog, which was launched as a platform to provide young conservative activists from around the world an opportunity to communicate their conservative values while promoting morality, liberty, responsibility, and prosperity through adherence to the U.S. Constitution. The College Conservative is comprised of conservative college students who are tired of being pushed around by the world of liberal academia and categorized into “the ninety-nine percent.”  Our staff is subjected to academic discrimination, blasted by anti-American sentiment, and ridiculed for being “young and naive.” Continue reading »