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Professor Steve Vigil joins veterans advocates to propose revisions to United States Code, title 38, regarding veterans’ accessibility to services and care

Professor Steve Virgil of Wake Forest Law’s Veterans Law Clinic joined members of other law school clinics, legal aid organizations and public interest groups that serve veterans to express their support of proposed revisions to section 101(2) of the United States Code, title 38 (38 U.S.C. § 101 (2)), which outlines veterans’ benefits and services.   The revisions to the regulations in this section are meant to expand veterans’ accessibility to various services regarding treatment and care.

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The International Jurist, summer 2016 edition cover

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program featured in International Jurist

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the International Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the U.S. in terms of law school experience.

The International Jurist named Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, which is one of the longest running in the U.S., as one of the top 14 LL.M. programs in the category.  The programs were selected based on the ability to help students receive hands-on training, collaborate with U.S. students, participate in extracurricular activities and more.

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The following is the Elder Law Clinic spring 2016 class: Brandy Davis, Alec Roberson, Marcus Fields, Tim Lewis, Emily Morris, Jenna Coogle, Rebecca Daddino and Sharon Ukodie.

Elder Law Clinic celebrates 25 years of community service

Since 1991, the Elder Law Clinic has provided free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties.  Each semester, a new group of students joins the Elder Law Clinic to provide free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.  Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil talks to reporters following a hearing in Iredell County Superior Court for an Innocence and Justice Clinic client.

Last-minute discovery prevents Innocence and Justice Clinic client from going free from prison

The following story, “Last minute discovery prevents Iredell man from going free from prison,” by Robert E. Lee of the Statesville Record & Landmark that ran May 20, 2016, involves a client of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic.

WGHP’s Bob Buckley and the Statesville Free News also reported this story.

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Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD '91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argued on May 10, 2016, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

Hooding 2016

Wake Forest Law celebrates first JD/MDiv and JD/MaSus dual degrees, first female SJD degree holder and confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 15, including 184 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 16 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, 11 Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and two Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on the first two JD/MDiv dual degree graduates, Ashley Escoe of Arnoldsville, Georgia, and Marie Nkonge of Greensboro, North Carolina, and the first JD/MaSUS dual degree graduate, Nicholas Griffin of Fox Island, Washington. In addition, the law school conferred a hood on its first female SJD, Danya Abdulrahman Bin Mahatsin of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Continue reading »


Wake Forest Law Review renames closing dinner the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner

The Wake Forest Law Review presented its annual awards at its closing dinner, held on Friday, April 15, at the Forsyth Country Club. At the dinner, the Law Review board also announced that the dinner would henceforth be known as the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner, in honor of previous editor of the Law Review Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67). The dinner was sponsored by Brooks Pierce, where McGinn is a partner.

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Graduation Profile: Joseph Greener (JD ’16)

Joseph Greener (JD ‘16) chose Wake Forest Law because it felt like home.

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Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argued on April 27 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Greener and Lauren Emery (JD ’16) represent Charles Evans in the case of United States v. Evans, which is a direct appeal to the Seventh Circuit following a guilty plea and sentencing in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The Seventh Circuit is the federal appellate court for cases arising in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Court appointed the clinic to represent Evans on appeal.

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Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzelli (SJD ’16) presents dissertation on sustainability and indigenous populations

Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzzelli (SJD ’16) of Peru recently presented his Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (SJD) dissertation to faculty, staff and classmates, entitled, “Sustainability and Indigenous Populations: Yaneshos Amueshos Ashaninkas of Peru and Sioux of the United States.”

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