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Business Insider ranks Wake Forest Law among nation’s best law schools

Business Insider, the third highest-read blog, ranked Wake Forest Law among “The 50 best law schools in America” on July 25, 2016, in the following article by Emmie Martin and Tanza Loudenback.

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Brandy Nickoloff (JD '18) presents her "Limitless" program, which aims to foster skills in resilience and mental performance, to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff.

Brandy Nickoloff (JD ’18) presents her program Limitless to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff

Brandy Nickoloff’s (JD ’18) has developed Limitless, a resiliency and performance enhancement training program that focuses on developing skills to train the mind..  Nickoloff presented the program for the first time to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff on Friday, July 15, in the Worrell Professional Center.

The presentation, sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development, was an overview of the conception, purpose and aims of the program, which Nickoloff developed during her 1L year in part as part of a project for her legal writing course with Professor Abigail Perdue.

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Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy welcomes new staff members for 2016-17

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy has announced the membership of 23 new rising second-year law students to its organization. Students were selected by either grading into the top 20 percent of their class or their superior performance in the write-on competition.

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Wake Forest Law’s Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law welcomes new staff members for 2016-17

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law has announced the membership of 44 new rising second-year law students to its organization. Students were selected by either grading into the top 20 percent of their class or their superior performance in the write-on competition.

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Wake Forest Law Review welcomes new staff members for 2016

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced the membership of 28 new rising second-year law students and one rising third-year law student to its organization. Students were selected by grading into the top 10 percent of his or her class or by his or her outstanding performance in the write-on competition.

“Please join me in congratulating the newest members of the Wake Forest Law Review,” said Editor-In-Chief Kayleigh Butterfield (JD ’17) in an email to faculty and staff. “We are thrilled to have the following students join our team.”

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The International Jurist, summer 2016 edition cover

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program featured in International Jurist

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the International Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the U.S. in terms of law school experience.

The International Jurist named Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, which is one of the longest running in the U.S., as one of the top 14 LL.M. programs in the category.  The programs were selected based on the ability to help students receive hands-on training, collaborate with U.S. students, participate in extracurricular activities and more.

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The following is the Elder Law Clinic spring 2016 class: Brandy Davis, Alec Roberson, Marcus Fields, Tim Lewis, Emily Morris, Jenna Coogle, Rebecca Daddino and Sharon Ukodie.

Elder Law Clinic celebrates 25 years of community service

Since 1991, the Elder Law Clinic has provided free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties.  Each semester, a new group of students joins the Elder Law Clinic to provide free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.  Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil talks to reporters following a hearing in Iredell County Superior Court for an Innocence and Justice Clinic client.

Last-minute discovery prevents Innocence and Justice Clinic client from going free from prison

The following story, “Last minute discovery prevents Iredell man from going free from prison,” by Robert E. Lee of the Statesville Record & Landmark that ran May 20, 2016, involves a client of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic.

WGHP’s Bob Buckley and the Statesville Free News also reported this story.

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Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD '91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argued on May 10, 2016, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

Hooding 2016

Wake Forest Law celebrates first JD/MDiv and JD/MaSus dual degrees, first female SJD degree holder and confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 15, including 184 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 16 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, 11 Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and two Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on the first two JD/MDiv dual degree graduates, Ashley Escoe of Arnoldsville, Georgia, and Marie Nkonge of Greensboro, North Carolina, and the first JD/MaSUS dual degree graduate, Nicholas Griffin of Fox Island, Washington. In addition, the law school conferred a hood on its first female SJD, Danya Abdulrahman Bin Mahatsin of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Continue reading »