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U.S. News ranks Wake Forest Law among top schools for most federal judicial clerkships

Wake Forest Law is among the nation’s Top 20 law schools for the most federal judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Anastasia Bond ('16)

Student Profile: Anastasia Bond (’16)

Hometown:  Ramsey, N.J.

Undergraduate school and major: I graduated from New York University with a major in Politics and a minor in Economics. I focused my studies on political economy.

Why I chose Wake Forest School of Law: While there were several considerations that went into my decision, one of the determining factors was Wake Forest Law’s collegial environment.  I really wanted to attend a law school where the culture was less about fiercely competing with your classmates (especially to the point where pages are torn out of casebooks), and more about learning the law and working with other students and your professors to achieve that goal.  I attended Wake Forest’s open house in February 2013, and speaking to the staff, students, admitted students, and sitting in on a class were all very positive experiences.  It made me want to be a part of this special law school community.

Involvement on campus:  I am an Honor Council Class Representative, and serve as the secretary on the Honor Council Executive Board.  I participate in Wake Forest Law’s Lawyer on the Line program, and I am also a Student Ambassador.  I am on the Moot Court Board, and a Summer Guest Blogger for the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.  Two other things I am involved with is I am doing research for Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) this summer, and I expect to be involved with the incoming 1Ls as a Writing Fellow for some of the LAWR classes.

1L summer experience:  It has been very interesting and rewarding.  I was really excited to work at the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust because of the important conservation work they do in North Carolina, but also because this experience is allowing me to explore the property and tax law fields.  Another great part of the experience is that I have also been very involved in the corporate law that is involved in running a non-profit.  I have found this to be especially interesting because I previously worked on various corporate matters in a law firm, and it has been very interesting to see the similarities and differences of this practice from the point of view of a non-profit as against the point of view from a law firm with corporate/non-profit clients.

Memorable moment:  So far I think that would be making some really good friends, and also making Moot Court.  I have always thought that I want to do strictly transactional law, but going through the Walker Competition and strengthening my oral advocacy skills really has allowed me to consider a broader range of career options.

What I plan to do after graduation:  I know that I want to work in North Carolina, and at this point I would like to practice some form of transactional law (perhaps property, trusts and estates, corporate, or financial services), but I am also considering land use law because of its unique fusion of transactional work, as well as some court-room exposure.

Wake Forest Law ranks among top Intellectual Property programs

Wake Forest Law ranks among the top Intellectual Property Law programs in a new set of comprehensive rankings released this week by Law Street Media. Continue reading »

Lauren Johnson, Aly Kyser, Ben Limehouse, Cameron Stanton,  Becky Chen, Rebekah Garcia

Elder Law Clinic students learn to service diverse needs for clients

Congratulations to the latest 2014 Spring Elder Law Clinic class. Students had quite a range of  interview experiences this semester including understanding a disturbed military veteran to talking with clients that are in hospital beds. Elder Law Clinic students learned to surmount language differences and to figure out how best to communicate with those who have memory issues. Clients sometimes had hearing, vision, and education limitations that put the students to the test. Continue reading »

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law as a best value private law school

Wake Forest Law has been selected by The National Jurist as one of the best value private law schools in its June 13, 2014, listing. Five private law schools premiered on the list of the Best Value law schools this year, joining Brigham Young University, which had been the lone private institution on the annual list in 2013. Continue reading »

Baird Holm welcomes Kelsey Meuret (’15) among summer associates

OMAHA, Neb. — Kelsey Meuret (’15) is among seven law students who have joined Baird Holm LLP as part of the firm’s annual Summer Associate Program. Continue reading »

Rolf Garcia-Gallont ('16)

Student Profile: Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16) is the Founder/Executive Director of the non-profit organization Accion Emprendedora. He is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic featured in Winston-Salem Journal’s ‘Ask Sam’ column

Question: Where can a senior citizen in Winston-Salem go to have a simple will done? Is there any place in Winston-Salem that a senior citizen can go and get it done free or at a reduced cost? — J.P. Continue reading »

Allison Levene ('14)

Graduate Profile: Meet Allison Levene (’14)

Degree:  J.D.

Hometown: Stamford, Conn.

The Sunday after graduation, Allison Levene (’14) will be getting married and then it’s time to start studying for the bar exam.

Q: What inspired you to pursue law school?

A: As cliché as it sounds, I came to law school so that I could help people. For many people, the law is difficult to understand and they often see the law as something that works against them rather than for them. I want to be able to use my law degree to help these kinds of people. I want to be able to use my knowledge of the law to explain to them their situations and their rights in ways that are easy to comprehend. I want to make the law less scary and actually show people that it is on their side and can be used to their advantage. Continue reading »

Hooding 2014

Law school confers hoods on largest class of international graduates in 120-year history

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 228 graduates, including 30 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates. That is compared to 24 international graduates in 2013, which included the law school’s first Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.). It is the largest class of international graduates in the law school’s 120-year history. Continue reading »