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Ashley Escoe (‘16) and Maria Nkonge (‘16) bring unique perspectives to bridging law and faith

When Wake Forest University graduate students Maria Nkonge (‘16) and Ashley Escoe (‘16) decided to apply for the joint Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree program with Schools of Divinity and Law, both knew they had been called to a vocation that was people-centric. They each agree that the four walls of the church is not the only place where works of faith are found. Continue reading »

Nick Griffin ('16)

Wake Forest Law student with Nepal connections recommends three relief organizations in light of most recent earthquake

The earthquakes in Nepal are tragic on many levels, most obviously in the sheer number of people who have lost their lives and the many more who have lost their homes, says Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment. News agencies have reported the death toll at more than 8,000 and rising in light of Tuesday’s second major quake. Continue reading »

The National Jurist: WFU Law among schools with most improved employment rate

Mike Stetz of The National Jurist writes, “Wake Forest University School of Law saw the biggest jump of all law schools in the percentage of recent grads landing full-time, long-term jobs.”

His original story from May 1 follows: While the nation’s law schools collectively saw a slight uptick in employment success for their grads from 2014 compared to 2013, some schools managed to do much better than average. Why? A better job market, more aggressive career services programs and student grit were among the answers. Continue reading »

Stetson Law nternational Environmental Moot Court Competition participants, 2014-15

Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team competes in international round, wins third-place for best brief

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Team received the third-place medal for best brief in the international round held at Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. on April 16-18, 2015. Continue reading »

Dr. Robert Schaaf, member of WFU Law Board of Visitors, receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Dr. Robert Schaaf

Dr. Robert Schaaf

Dr. Robert Schaaf, who served as president and managing partner of Wake Radiology for 27 years, was presented with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a special event on Monday, April 13. It is one of the highest honors the Governor of North Carolina can bestow. Robert W. Seligson, executive vice president of the North Carolina Medical Society, presented the award to Dr. Schaaf on behalf of Gov. Pat McCrory. Schaaf, who will retire in June, was recognized for his outstanding service to the state’s medical community. His son, Rob Schaaf (’15), is a current student at Wake Forest Law.
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Chris Meazell, director of the new master's program at the Wake Forest University School of Law,

Wake Forest Law announces part-time, limited-residency option for its Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree

The Wake Forest University School of Law will begin offering in August 2015 a part-time, limited-residency option for its Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree in addition to its full-time, one-year program for residential students. Continue reading »

Cheslie Kryst (’17) named National Parliamentarian of National Black Law Students Association

Wake  Forest Law student Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) has been appointed to the position of National Parliamentarian of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).

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Elizabeth Goodwin ('08)

Elizabeth Goodwin (’08) joins Wake Forest Law as inaugural Employer Relations Coordinator

One of Elizabeth Goodwin’s favorite memories of her time at Wake Forest Law is of the regular Friday night poker games she and her friends used to play. Not because she won a lot of money. In fact, she claims she was a lousy poker player. It’s because of the relationships those games allowed her to build. Continue reading »

Kenny Cushing ('15) and his soon-to-be fiance, Erin,  prepare to take off on a flight to Charleston, S.C., on which he proposed. Piloting the plane was Professor Michael Green, who donated the flight to the Annual PILO Auction.

Graduation Profile: Kenny Cushing (’15)

Kenny Cushing (’15), Symposium Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review, has been selected by his third-year classmates to be this year’s Hooding Speaker along with Professor Timothy Davis. Continue reading »

Stephen Frost ('15) and Christopher Barron (00)

Christopher Barron (’00) speaks about diversity and inclusion at 2015 OUTLaw Inaugural Advocacy and Awareness Dinner

OUTLaw, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied law students at Wake Forest Law, held its Inaugural Advocacy and Awareness Dinner on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at The Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem as a fundraising event for the group featuring keynote speaker Christopher Barron (’00), Strategic Communications Consultant at McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies and founder of GOProud.  Continue reading »