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Wake Forest Law Review publishes one-of-a-kind book on legal education reform

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for legal educator, lawyer or soon-to-be lawyer? Wake Forest Law Review has published a one-of-a-kind book reproducing Volume 51 of the 2015 Wake Forest Law Review Symposium on Langdell and legal education reform, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft.”

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Pro Bono Clinic’s expungements work with Samaritan Ministries featured in Winston-Salem Monthly

The Pro Bono Project’s expungements program was featured in the Winston-Salem Monthly article, “Samaritan Celebrates 35 Years,” writtenby Paul Garber and published on Nov. 28, 2016. An excerpt follows:

In addition to its standing shelter and soup kitchen, the Samaritan Ministries, an interdenominational Christian, service-oriented ministry celebrating its 35th anniversary at its Winston-Salem location, finds new ways to serve the city’s indigent.

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Application deadline extended to Thursday, Dec. 15, for fully online MSL degree and certificate program

Wake Forest Law has extended the deadline for applications for its fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate programs to Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” is launching in January 2017 as part of the MSL degree program.

“The new certificate allows professionals in a wider range of industries to benefit from the market-driven curriculum, helping them become even more valuable assets and reduce overall risk in the workplace,  while earning a valuable credential,“ says MSL Director Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), assistant dean of instructional design.

Applications are being accepted for January 2017 starts in the MSL degree and certificate program.

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Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program, alumnae featured in Fox 8 news segment

The Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program along with two Wake Forest Law alumnae were featured in a Fox 8 news story and segment, “Forsyth County ‘Teen Court’ program prevents youth criminalization,” that aired on Dec. 2, 2016.

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Ibonne Moscoso (LL.M. ’17) profiled in National Jurist’s LL.M. program guide

Ibonne Moscoso (LLM ’17) was featured in the fall 2016 issue of the National Jurist.  Moscoso is one of several international students profiled in the article, “Guide to LL.M. Programs for Foreign Attorneys,” by Katie Thisdell.  The article begins on page 28 and features Moscoso on page 36. Continue reading »

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Assistant Dean of Admissions Jay Shively quoted in New York Times regarding law school admission process

Assistant Dean of Admissions Jay Shively is quoted in the following New York Times story, “More Law Degrees for Women, but Fewer Good Jobs,” by Elizabeth Olson and published on Nov. 30, 2016. This story also ran in ACQ Magazine and The Seattle Times.

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National Moot Court Team wins Region IV, Best Brief moves on to national finals

Wake Forest Law’s National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won Region IV of the National Moot Court Competition and the Best Brief award in a tournament held on Nov. 18-19 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) wins 45th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition

Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) of Mystic, Connecticut, is the winner of the final round of the 45th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 18 in the Worrell Professional Center.

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National Trial Team earns second highest number of points at 2016 Tournament of Champions at Berkeley on Oct. 20

Wake Forest Law’s AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy team earned the second highest number of points of all teams at the NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC) hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in San Francisco on Oct. 20, 2016. The squad garnered a total of 1,058 points out of 1,200 possible through the two days of competition, placing second only to the No. 1 seed, Chicago Kent, with 1,066 points.

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JBIPL wins The Expert Institute’s Best Law School Blog Contest for the second year running

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) blog has been voted The Expert Institute’s Best Education and Law School Blog for the second year in a row. JBIPL’s blog earned a total of 1,068  votes compared with Arizona State University’s law school Bits, Bots & Biomarkers blog, which received 1,008 votes. Voting closed on Nov. 13, 2016.

“The JBIPL Blog offers a forum for our Editors and Staff to expand our coverage of developments in both business and IP law, discussing current events in music and entertainment,” the JBIPL website states.

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