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Wake Forest School of Law welcomes JD Class of 2020, international students

Wake Forest School of Law’s newest students for the 2017-18 academic year include 152 JDs and 28 international students from 15 countries, including Ukraine, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, Nigeria, England, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey and Japan, across four programs —  LL.M., SJD, Two-Year JD and Visiting International Researcher (VIR).

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Participants in D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program gain valuable experience

Wake Forest School of Law students participating in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program had a busy summer clerking in some of the nation’s most vibrant courts as well as taking field trips to Quantico, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Federal Circuit and networking with alumni.
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Incoming students, faculty and staff give back to community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Aug. 15 and Aug. 17

Members of the incoming Wake Forest Law JD Class of 2020 along with international students, faculty and staff will give back to their new community by volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Longtime media attorney, First Amendment expert Jonathan Buchan to give Constitution Day lecture on Sept. 14

Jonathan Buchan of Essex Richards P.A. will give the Wake Forest University annual Constitution Day lecture at noon on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest School of Law, the longtime media lawyer and business litigator has represented The Charlotte Observer and The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He will address, “Free Speech Under Siege: The Importance of Freedom of the Press in a Free Society.” The event, which includes a light lunch, is open to all Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff.

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Save the Date: 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series events announced

The Business Law Program is pleased to announce the distinguished 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series invitees.

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Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team heading back to NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC)

A Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team is once again among 16 teams chosen to compete in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (TOC), sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The competition, which will run Nov. 1-4, 2017, will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the new Federal Courthouse on the Loyola Law School campus. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest University Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree telemedicine course is first of its kind

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program’s innovative telemedicine course is the first of its kind to be taught in a law school, according to the American Telemedicine Association.

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Student Profile: Karen Frekko (MSL ’18)

After completing her first two semesters of Wake Forest Law’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree, Senior Associate Director of Information Technology Karen Frekko (MSL ’18) says she has found “a new set of tools” in her toolbox.

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Pro Bono Project establishes Family Preparedness Project

Bilingual Wake Forest Law students volunteered in the Family Preparedness Project, a new initiative led by the Pro Bono Project that seeks to provide durable powers of attorney for individuals in North Carolina who may be at risk of deportation. Student coordinators, Emily Scotton (JD ’18) and Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18), organized client appointments at the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem over the course of four evenings in April.

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Summer Pop-up Legal Project pairs Wake Forest, UNC law students with non-profits

Graphic image featuring the words ERDOS Intellectual Property Law Startup LegalThe partners at Winston-Salem’s Erdos IP Law saw two problems. First, many nonprofits have legal needs but cannot afford the current market rate for legal services. Second, fewer law firms are hiring and paying law students during the summer.

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