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preLaw magazine once again names Wake Forest School of Law among top for business, corporate law

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest School of Law among top law schools for business and corporate law for the second year in a row. The National Jurist and preLaw magazines also recently named Wake Forest School of Law among the Best Value law schools in their Fall 2017 issues. Continue reading »

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Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) wins 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition

Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the winner of the final round of the 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 15, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law to accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for JD admissions beginning Fall 2018

The Wake Forest School of Law will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the most widely used graduate school exam, as an alternative to the LSAT for its JD admissions process beginning Fall 2018. Continue reading »

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Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argues in the Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argued on Oct. 24, 2017, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

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Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81), attorney in famed Jeffrey MacDonald case, to speak Oct. 25 in Worrell Professional Center

Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81) will speak to Wake Forest Law about the Jeffrey MacDonald case on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  In the pending 4th Circuit case, Professor Widenhouse is one of the attorneys for MacDonald, who has applied for parole as he serves three life sentences for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
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National Jurist once again ranks Wake Forest School of Law as a 2017 Best Value law school

Wake Forest School of Law has once again been named among the Best Value law schools by The National Jurist in its Fall 2017 issue.

The National Jurist recognizes Wake Forest Law as a school where graduates have “excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

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Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018. Continue reading »

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Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) win 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition

Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) are the overall team champions in the 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition, a student-designed event that was sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson.

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Monday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by holding events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project during the week of Monday, Oct. 23. “All law students are encouraged to participate in the week’s events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project,” says Jasmine Gregory (JD ’18), deputy director of the Pro Bono Project.

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JBIPL needs your vote in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) is once again competing for the top legal education blog in The Expert Institute’s 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest but the journal needs your vote to win. Voting continues through midnight (EST) on Nov. 3, 2017. The JBIPL blog was voted the Best Education and Law School Blog in 2015 and 2016. Continue reading »