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Inaugural SBA Wellness Week kicks off Monday, Feb. 6

The Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government body of Wake Forest Law, will highlight resources for practicing self-care through its inaugural Wellness Week beginning Feb. 6-10 by addressing a different facets of mental health and well-being each day from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Law Commons and beyond.

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1L Trial Team wins 2017 Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition

The Wake Forest University basketball players weren’t the only winners over the weekend.

Members of Wake Forest Law’s 1L Trial Team — Virginia Stanton, Tim Day, Ashley Collette, Stephanie Johnson and Ashley DiMuzio — beat out 33 other teams from North Carolina law schools to win the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2017 Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition held Jan. 19-21, 2017.

“We competed in five rounds over two days to bring the trophy home to Wake Forest Law,” explained Ashley DiMuzio.

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Schedule announced for ‘Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm’ symposium Feb. 23-24

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will present the symposium, “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death,” on Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Up to four hours of free CLE credit is pending from the North Carolina Bar. The event will be live webcast, according to organizers. The schedule follows

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presents ‘Banking Law: Current and Future Issues’ symposium on Friday, Feb. 10

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) will focus on a variety of banking issues at its spring symposium, “Banking Law: Current and Future Issues,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. WFDD reported on the symposium here.

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Student Profile – Mike Garrigan (JD ’19)

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Undergraduate education: I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 with a degree in History and Political Science.

Why I Chose Wake Forest Law: When I visited Wake Forest Law, I was impressed with the quality of instruction, the small class size and the friendliness among students.

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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 program featured in Winston-Salem Monthly

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

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 here 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 was 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.

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