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Public Interest Law Organization panel event hosts four public interest lawyers on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Four professionals in the realm of public interest participated in a panel discussion for students with an interest in public interest careers on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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Innocence & Justice Clinic co-sponsors ‘Last Chance for Justice’ author T.K. Thorne on Monday, Nov. 3

Author T.K. Thorne will discuss her book, “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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NCAJ Chapter to host ‘What I Wish I Learned in Law School’ panel discussion Nov. 10

Wake Forest Law’s newly revived chapter of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) will host a panel discussion,”What I Wish I Learned in Law School,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310.

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Susan Smith Blakely

Guest speaker and author Susan Smith Blakely tells law and pre-law students to ‘pace themselves’

Author Susan Smith Blakely says a legal career is a marathon, not a sprint.  ”Pace yourself and protect yourself and your career,” she told a group of Women in Law members and pre-law students during her presentation, “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers,” at Wake Forest Law on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Continue reading »

Sarah Margaret Saint ('17)

Student Profile: Sarah Margaret Saint (’17)

Name: Sarah Margaret Saint (’17)

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

Why I chose Wake Forest School of Law: There are two common threads that run through the entire Wake Forest School of Law culture: a commitment to excellence and a commitment to service. The upward trajectory of Wake Forest Law graduates demonstrates this commitment to excellence. However, nothing was more compelling to me than the story of a student at a conference who was praised for the impressive list of pro bono work on her resume. She found her service unremarkable because it is what expected of every Wake Forest Law student. I chose Wake Forest Law so I could be surrounded by that kind of student for the next three years and that kind of colleague for the rest of my life.

Undergraduate school and degree: I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Public Relations, Gender and Race Studies, the Blount Undergraduate Initiative from The University of Alabama in 2011. I earned a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from The University of Alabama in 2013.

Hobbies and interests: In my free time, I like to recuperate with solitary activities: reading memoirs, trying out new recipes, upcycling furniture, hiking, and kayaking. On the weekends, I love to go to art museums and the theatre, explore unique restaurants and antique stores, and take brewery and winery tours with my partner and friends.

Something I am looking forward to as a 1L: I am looking forward to getting involved with the pro bono opportunities Wake Forest has to offer. I cannot wait to begin applying the skills I have been learning. I came to law school to serve the community, and I am eager to get started.

What I plan to do after graduation: I want to have a career in education policy or policy that tangentially effects the education system. I would love to work for a firm that represents clients the education has failed, a non-profit that works with education policy and advocacy, or a criminal defense team that seeks alternative sentencing for juveniles to combat the school-to-prison pipeline.

Campus involvement: I am a part of the Trial Bar team, Teen Court, Youth Advocacy Group, OUTLaw, and Women in Law.

Where I volunteer in my free time: I am passionate about education so I am involved with several nonprofit organizations focused on tangibly addressing educational disparities, including the Junior League of Greensboro and serving as the Director of Student Leadership for Alabama’s chapter of the Educational Theatre Association. The Junior League of Greensboro supports Cone Elementary, a Title 1 school, through programming, financial, and parental support, helping to close the education gap in low-income communities. The Educational Theatre Association advocates for theatre education in middle and high schools across the nation. Theatre education has proven results in both academics, such as higher SAT scores, and soft skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) to discuss ‘The Road to Equality: Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina and the U.S.’ on Tuesday, Oct. 28

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)  will present, “The Road to Equality: Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina and the United States,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event, which is sponsored by OUTLaw, is free and open to the public.

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Wake Forest Law Federalist Society Chapter to present ‘The Role of Executive Power in the United States’ on Thursday, Oct. 23

The Wake Forest Law Chapter of the Federalist Society presents John S. Baker, professor emeritus of law at Louisiana State University and visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center, who will discuss “The Role of Executive Power in the United States” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. A brief question and answer session, as well as a light reception, will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

Estate Planning for Equality to be held at Wake Forest Law on Saturday, Oct. 25

The Campaign for Southern Equality, the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and Wake Forest University OUTLaw are hosting an Estate Planning for Equality event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Law Review symposium discussion to look at complexities of patient-doctor dealings

An increasingly complex health care system is often producing transactional, rather than relational, interactions between patients and providers.
A symposium being held by two Wake Forest University groups Friday will focus on that dynamic and how it affects overall health care. Continue reading »

Women in Law and Pre-Law Society present “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers”

Wake Forest Law Professor Laura Graham and the Women in Law and Pre-Law Society hosts author and speaker, Susan Smith Blakely, presenting a discussion for women lawyers and future lawyers. In this open-forum discussion, Blakely will provide practical, real-world solutions to the challenges facing young women lawyers and the legal profession with a focus on raising the retention rates for women in the law. The event, titled “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Worrell Professional Center Room 1302.