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Appellate Clinic wins appeal in Fourth Circuit

In a unanimous published opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on June 30 in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, in the case of United States v. Joseph Newbold. Ashley Waring (’15) had argued to the panel of Fourth Circuit judges on behalf of Defendant Newbold on March 24, at the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. Kathleen Bradway (’15) and Professor John Korzen (’91), director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, assisted with the briefs and oral argument preparation. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law student sets off on walkabout to raise awareness, funds

While most law students are interning at firms, taking summer courses or studying abroad, one Wake Forest Law student plans to walk some 700 miles in the next 30 days from central Florida to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The obvious question is why? Continue reading »

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Student/Alumna Profile: Karen Knippenberg (MSL ’14)

Karen Knippenberg (MSL ’14) majored in Political Science at Appalachian State University with a concentration in paralegal studies. After graduation, she worked as a paralegal, mostly in real estate along with some work with mergers and acquisitions. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law ranks among Top 25 law schools for networking

Wake Forest Law ranks among the Top 25 law schools for networking in 2015, according to GraduatePrograms.com. Continue reading »

In photo above: (L-R) Jasmine Pitt, Bray Taylor, Elizabeth Bahati Mutisya and Gelila Selassie are award winners. They are members of the Wake Forest Law School, Class of 2015. (Photos by Erin Mizelle for the Winston-Salem Chronicle)

Black Wake Forest University women law school graduates win awards

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 181 graduates, including 13 African-Americans.
Four African-American women in the class of 2015 received awards. Continue reading »

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Missed Hooding Ceremony or Stephen Colbert? Watch again on Livestream

For friends and family unable to attend the 2015 graduation exercises at Wake Forest University, the recorded webcast of the Wake Forest Law Hooding Ceremony 2015 and the Commencement webcast are both available to watch via the following Livestream players and links. Graduates, if your attending family members did not receive a print copy of the Hooding Ceremony program, please email lawcomm@wfu.edu with Hooding Program in the subject line by Friday, May 22 to request up to four programs that can be mailed to you.

Watch Commencement and comedian and author Stephen Colbert’s speech to the graduates at the Livestream website.

 

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If you missed Stephen Colbert’s speech to the graduates watch it here: http://livestream.com/wfu/commencement2015

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Wake Forest Law confers hoods on 181 graduates, including a record 32 international Master of Laws in American Law degrees

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 181 graduates, including 32 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates and a Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.) candidate, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates. That is compared to 30 international graduates in 2014 and 24 in 2013. It is the largest class of international graduates in the law school’s 121-year history. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Hooding Ceremony and Commencement Live Webcasts

Live Webcast

View the live webcast of the Hooding Ceremony beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

The Class of 2015 has spoken and has chosen Professor Timothy Davis and Kenny Cushing (JD ’15) to be the speakers for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony and it will be followed by the Dean’s Reception at 3 p.m. at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem.


View the live webcast of the Commencement beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, May 18.

Commencement Exercises are held annually for graduates who completed their degree requirements in August, December and May of the academic year. Commencement lasts approximately three and a half hours. The Commencement Exercises include the University Commencement Ceremony, the transmigration of professional and graduate schools, and the Bachelor Degree Diploma Ceremony. Stephen Colbert, comedian and late night television host, will deliver the 2015 Commencement address.

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Fordham University follows Wake Forest Law in plans to launch Two-Year JD for International Students

Fordham University’s School of Law has announced plans to launch a two-year JD program in fall 2015.

The program is called the “Advanced Standing” JD, and will be aimed at international candidates who already have an LL.M. from a US law school.

Graduates of the new JD program will be eligible to sit for the bar exam in New York and other jurisdictions.

A number of US-based law schools have recently launched two-year JD programs, which are one year shorter than traditional JDs.

Indeed, the announcement comes just months after Wake Forest University Law School announced a similar two-year JD program, which is also aimed at international candidates (admission to the Wake Forest program does not, however, require an LL.M.).

And in February, New York Law School announced a two-year JD program which is aimed at honors students.

Fordham promises that admission to its new Advanced Standing JD program will be “extremely competitive,” and only a handful of applicants will be accepted each year.

View the original story here.

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Admissions Assistant Dean Jay Shively quoted in U.S. News and World Report about smart ways prospective law students should spend ‘gap year’

When college is in the rearview mirror and law school lies ahead, J.D. hopefuls can use the time in between to do a variety of things or nothing at all. Continue reading »