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Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81), attorney in famed Jeffrey MacDonald case, to speak Oct. 25 in Worrell Professional Center

Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81) will speak to Wake Forest Law about the Jeffrey MacDonald case on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  In the pending 4th Circuit case, Professor Widenhouse is one of the attorneys for MacDonald, who has applied for parole as he serves three life sentences for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
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National Jurist once again ranks Wake Forest School of Law as a 2017 Best Value law school

Wake Forest School of Law has once again been named among the Best Value law schools by The National Jurist in its Fall 2017 issue.

The National Jurist recognizes Wake Forest Law as a school where graduates have “excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

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Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018. Continue reading »

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Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) win 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition

Avery Barber (JD ’19), Robert Botkin (JD ’18) and Jay Sipe (JD ’19) are the overall team champions in the 2017 Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition, a student-designed event that was sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson.

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Monday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by holding events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project during the week of Monday, Oct. 23. “All law students are encouraged to participate in the week’s events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project,” says Jasmine Gregory (JD ’18), deputy director of the Pro Bono Project.

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JBIPL needs your vote in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) is once again competing for the top legal education blog in The Expert Institute’s 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest but the journal needs your vote to win. Voting continues through midnight (EST) on Nov. 3, 2017. The JBIPL blog was voted the Best Education and Law School Blog in 2015 and 2016. Continue reading »

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Moot Court team goes to quarter-finals, earns runner-up for best petitioner brief at Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest School of Law Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team of Libby Casale (JD ’18), Anna-Bryce Flowe (JD ’18), and Zach McCamey (JD ’18) competed Oct 13-14, 2017, at the 17th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is the first time Wake Forest School of Law students competed at this competition, according to organizers.

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Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18), Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) participate on panels at Emory Law Graduate Student Conference, Oct. 12-13, 2017

Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18) and Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) served on student panels at the inaugural Graduate Student Conference Oct. 12-13, 2017, at Emory University School of Law.  The theme of the conference was “Populism & the Rule of Law.”

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Students, alumni take shared passion regarding partisan gerrymandering beyond the classroom

Wake Forest School of Law’s Seth Williford (JD ’18), Morgan Mayes (JD ’18) and Chris Salemme (JD ’17), who is serving as a fellow in the Veterans Clinic, took their shared passion for learning beyond the classroom this week to the United States Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review presents ‘Driving Around the World in One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,’ as Fall 2017 symposium on Friday, Nov. 17

Wake Forest Law Review’s Fall 2017 symposium, “Driving Around The World In One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,” will explore the various approaches around the world to liability for traffic accidents from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017,  in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Registration is not required but it is encouraged due to parking constraints. Continue reading »