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The Federalist Society presents ‘Ebola’s Bureaucracy Lesson’ on Wednesday, Sept. 28

The Wake Forest Federalist Society will host Donald Devine of The Fund for American Studies on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Devine will discuss his article, “Ebola’s Bureaucracy Lesson: Bureaucratic Regulation & the Complexity Problem.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1108. Lunch will be provided.

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Trial team among 16 teams heading to 2016 Tournament of Champions at Berkeley on Oct. 20

Wake Forest Law’s National and AAJ trial team has once again been invited to compete in the Tournament of Champions (TOC), hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. The 2016 tournament is set to begin on Oct. 20 in San Francisco, California. Only 16 teams from across the country were invited to the tournament.

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Wake Forest Law Review teams with John Richmond (JD ‘98) on ‘Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues’ symposium on Friday, Oct. 28

John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, has teamed up with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.  The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 1312 with a reception to follow. The North Carolina Bar has approved the symposium for 5.5 hours of CLE credit.

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North Carolina Justice Center celebrates 20th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10

The North Carolina Justice Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a gala at the Raleigh Convention Center

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Wake Forest Law welcomes new international students for LL.M. Class of 2017

Wake Forest Law welcomed its newest group of  LL.M. degree students for the 2016-17 academic year during orientation on Aug. 8, 2016.

The incoming class of international graduate students hails from a dozen countries, including Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Kosovo, China, Japan and Peru. The Class of 2017 also includes the first LL.M. students from India, Poland, Bahrain, and Uzbekistan.

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Sarah Oline joins Wake Forest Law as Assistant Director for Law Admissions

Sarah Oline joined Wake Forest Law Admissions and Financial Aid on Aug. 23, 2016, as Assistant Director for Law Admissions. In her new role, she will focus on recruiting prospective students.

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OCPD Director Kim Fields gives career advice in GoodCall report for recent grads

Kim Fields, director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, was featured in the “Expert Advice” section of the GoodCall report, “2016′s Best Places for Law School Graduates,” published on Aug. 29, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law welcomes JD Class of 2019, international law students

Wake Forest Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD) and international students for the 2016-17 academic year beginning Friday, Aug. 12.

New students include 164 JD students, 20 LL.M. in American Law (LL.M.) students, six new SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) students, three Visiting International Researchers (VIRs) and nine Two-Year JD for International Lawyers students.

The entering JD Class of 2019 is made up of 164 students representing 88 colleges and universities from 29 states (70 percent from outside N.C.) and three foreign countries. The class is 52 percent women and 48  percent of the class is made up of diversity students. And there are at least 11 students with graduate degrees.

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), who became the law school’s first woman dean on July 1, 2015, told the first-year law students this class will always be special to her. “I am like you,” she said during Friday morning’s welcome. “I am still a new dean. You will always be incredibly special to me class of 2019 because we are 1Ls together.”

“You speak Spanish, Portugese, Creole, German and Arabic,” she said. “You are veterans, you worked on a sport-fishing boat, you are professional musicians, teachers, farmers, black belts and acted on shows on the Disney Channel and HBO. You’re a wonderfully diverse group…year after year we think we can’t do it again and then we do. You all are an amazing, diverse, talented group all committed to the kind of educational experience we are.”

The dean added that in addition to being diverse, the new class also has a lot in common and will find even more commonalities in the coming months.

“You will look at the world differently,” she said. “You’ll start using words more precisely and you’ll start to think more precisely. You will notice things you never noticed before…you will realize the power of the law to make lives better and be responsible for changes in the law when it makes lives worse.”

The incoming JDs contributed to the Winston-Salem community by volunteering with Habitat of Humanity of Forsyth County. Each of the four sections of incoming JD students spent a morning or afternoon last week along with faculty members and law school administrators, building a home near Kimberley Park Elementary School. Watch a video of the build by WXII here.

The entering law school class has been volunteering with Habitat for more than a decade, according to Associate Dean of Administration and Student Services Ann Gibbs. “At Wake Forest Law, we believe in teaching students how to be citizen lawyers from the very beginning of their law careers,” she explained. “Working with Habitat also emphasizes the university’s commitment to its motto, Pro Humanitate.

“Habitat gives you a good entre into helping our community that really needs your help,” she told members of the incoming class.

Student Bar Association President Grace Sykes (JD ’17) told the incoming students, “My best advice to you is that it can be very overwhelming so try to maintain a balance. If you go play Pokemon Go for fours hours, we encourage that, or if you want to binge watch ‘House of Cards.’ Just take care of you and please ask for help.”

Dean Ann Gibbs will make your life better her office is second floor west she makes everyone’s lives better
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Ann did an exercise had everyone stand up and then sit down by region.

Dean Cardi as academic dean you will go to him for your problems with scheduling, all academic details.

The incoming class is also the first to take advantage of the newest North Carolina Business Court set to open in the Worrell Professional Center in January 2017.

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WXII features incoming students volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

Incoming first-year students with Wake Forest University School of Law spent the day volunteering building a house for Habitat for Humanity.

The students, who volunteered as part of the law school’s Foundations Week, were featured on  local NBC-affiliate WXII Channel 12 here.

John I. Sanders (JD ’16) writes about ‘Political Rhetoric and Hedge Fund Regulation’ on The Huffington Post

John I. Sanders (JD ’16) posted the following on his blog, “Political Rhetoric and Hedge Fund Regulation”on The Huffington Post on Aug. 18, 2016.


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