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Wake Forest Law graduates top overall North Carolina bar exam passage rate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Law graduates had the highest overall bar passage rate (which includes repeaters) at 83 percent among North Carolina law schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July 2015. That’s compared with a state overall passage rate of 58 percent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.

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Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan to discuss a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Monday, Sept. 28

Mayors Allen Joines of Winston-Salem and Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro will discuss the policies of their respective cities in a Wake Forest Law class taught by Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 in Room 1309 of Worrell Professional Center. The event is open to all faculty, staff and students.
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Non-profit founder Donna Lawrence to discuss Susie’s Law regarding animal cruelty on Monday, Sept. 14

Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence will address adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local government class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309. Doors open at 2:30 p.m and the event is free and open to the public. The session will also be recorded for the Wake Forest Law website and Susie, the dog who prompted Susie’s Law, will be present. Continue reading »

Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath to present ‘Does the Constitution Deserve Our Fidelity: Lessons on Equality and Liberty’ on Thursday, Sept. 17, in celebration of Constitution Day

Wake Forest University will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, with the lecture, “Does the Constitution Deserve Our Fidelity: Lessons on Equality and Liberty,” presented by Law Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02). The presentation, which is free and open to the Wake Forest community as well as the public, will be held at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. Continue reading »

Elizabeth Dahl (JD ’16) to clerk with Office of Special Masters in U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Dahl (JD ’16) has accepted an offer to clerk with the Office of Special Masters (“OSM”) in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., according to the Wake Forest Law Faculty Clerkship Committee. The OSM handles cases brought under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. Continue reading »

Entering JD Class of 2018

Wake Forest Law welcomes new JD, Master of Studies in Law and international students for 2015-16 academic year

The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD), Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and international students for the 2015-16 academic year beginning Friday, Aug. 14. Continue reading »

Children’s Law Center of North Carolina, home of the Child Advocacy Clinic, to celebrate 10th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17

The Children’s Law Center of North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving children their say in court on Sept. 17, 2015, with two events. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review to host Fall 2015 symposium on Friday, Oct. 23

The Wake Forest Law Review will host its Fall 2015 symposium, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft,” on Friday, Oct. 23, at Wake Forest University. The symposium will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Benson University Center, Room 401. The event is free and open to the public.

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Business Law Program, OCPD to present ‘Learn How to Read Public Company Financial Statements’ on Friday, Sept. 11

“Reading Public Company Financial Statements” will be presented by Brandon Rucker of the assurance division of McGladrey from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Room 1308 of the Worrell Professional Center. The event, co-sponsored by The Business Law Program and the Office of Career & Professional Development, is open to Wake Forest Law students. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Review cited in article about 50 Cent’s revenge porn case

Wake Forest Law Review is cited in the following story by the Good Men Project:

Rapper 50 Cent may soon learn that even millions of dollars don’t put him above the law. He may think he can dodge paying for a big debt by filing for bankruptcy, but the ploy probably won’t work. Continue reading »