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Pro Bono Project to host free wills clinics in Pembroke on Friday, Feb. 24

Two groups of Pro Bono Project participants will travel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to Pembroke, North Carolina, to host a free wills clinic at Legal Aid of North Carolina.

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Wake Forest Law first-year students volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity build in Winston-Salem as part of  the 2016 Foundations Week activities.

Pro Bono Project students, alumni to help coastal North Carolina Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are going to bring their Pro Humanitate spirit to help North Carolina coastal residents over Spring Break 2017, according to Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17).

Under the direction of supervising attorneys, who also happen to be Wake Forest Law alumni, students will conduct a Wills and Advance Directives Clinic at the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity on March 3-7.

“I cannot encourage you enough to take a few days out of your Spring Break to give back,” Saint wrote in an email to students. “This is a great experience if you have any interest in drafting documents, elder law, poverty law, estate planning, health care law, or just love pro bono.”

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Pro Bono Project participants provide a variety of community services Feb. 21-24

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are providing a variety of services this week under the supervision of area licensed attorneys including representing youth in Teen Court, helping area residents get convictions expunged from their records, providing N-400 screenings for immigrants and teaching middle school and high school students about their rights.

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts 25th biennial Business Symposium on ‘The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds’

Wake Forest Law Review 2017 Spring Symposium — the journal’s 25th biennial Business Symposium — will focus on “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” (SWFs), which have emerged over the past decade as an important new force in global finance.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Approval of free Continuing Legal Education credit from the North Carolina Bar is pending.

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Elder Law Clinic currently accepting applications, featured in Winston-Salem Chronicle

The Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester, as recently publicized in a Winston-Salem Chronicle article.  A portion of the article follows:

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2017 SUMMER

2017 PILO auctions raise record $20,000 for summer grants

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised a record $20,000 from its 2017 annual online and live auctions, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer.

“The PILO Executive Board is proud to announce that with your support we surpassed our fundraising goal for the 2017 auction by raising just over $20,000,” PILO President Stephanie Jackson(JD ’17) announced in an email to the law school. “These proceeds will be used to fund unpaid summer public interest internships for Wake Forest Law students through Professor Hopkins Pro Humanitate Grants.”

The online auction was held from Feb. 1-8, 2017 and the live auction was on Feb. 9 in the Worrell Professional Center. It was open to Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni, with Professor Steve Virgil serving as Master of Ceremonies. The professional auctioneer donated his services, the organizers said.

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Sophia Vazquez (JD '17), Daniel Stratton (JD '17) and Joe Karam (JD '18)

National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson to speak on Tuesday, Feb. 21

“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson will discuss, “Living a Social Justice Commitment,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will Livestream his lecture, which is part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series, in the atrium of Biotech Place.

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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2017-2018 editors

Wake Forest Law’s Journal of Law and Policy has named its new Board of Editors for the 2017-2018 academic year.The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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BLSA mock trial team advances to national competition March 7-12

A Wake Forest Black Law Students Association mock trial team has been granted a seat at the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition on March 7-12 in Houston, Texas.

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