Student Life

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‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson offers Wake Forest Law graduates advice

“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson, who received an honorary degree from the law school during the 2017 Commencement exercises, has four words of advice for Wake Forest Law students.

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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic finishes Spring 2017 semester with activity in six appeals

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic has just completed a busy stretch that included work in six different appeals in four appellate courts, according to Professor John Korzen (’91), clinic director. Continue reading »

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) named interim director of Office of Career and Professional Development

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.

“In her role as associate director for the past six years, Francie has always shown exemplary initiative, innovation and professionalism in her work with students, employers, faculty and the larger community,” says Associate Dean of Students and Administration Ann Gibbs.  “Francie will lead the OCPD until we conclude a search for the new leader of this important office.”

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Journal of Law & Policy to co-host ‘The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina’ symposium on Nov. 3

The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED), co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, will present “The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Approval for up to four hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association is pending approval. The event is also scheduled to be live webcast.
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Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80), Justin Reissman (JD ’17) chosen to speak at 2017 Hooding Ceremony

The Wake Forest Law Class of 2017 has chosen Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80) and Justin Reissman (JD ’17) to be the speakers for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Continue reading »

International Jurist names LL.M. degree program among best value, law school experience

 

Photo of cover of International Jurist Spring 2017 issueThe International Jurist has ranked Wake Forest Law among the top LL.M. degree programs in its Spring 2017 issue. Wake Forest Law was among the schools to receive an “A” rating for “Best Law School Experience” and “Best Value.” It’s the second year in a row the law school has been recognized for “Best Law School Experience” by the magazine.

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JD/LL.M. mentoring program fosters lasting relationships

Wake Forest Law boasts a robust LL.M. program, welcoming students from across the globe to study law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, each year. The JD Mentor Program partners LL.M. students with current JD students to provide assistance in adjusting to a new culture, language and education. Each fall, JD student volunteers are paired with a new LL.M. student based upon their backgrounds, interests and languages spoken. It was through this program that Kintaro Minami (LL.M. ’17) and Ray Dunn (JD ’18) met and forged a strong friendship. Continue reading »

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Lisa Roach (JD ’17) instrumental in introducing N.C. ‘Death with Dignity’ legislation

Lisa Roach (JD ’17 , president and co-founder of Dying Right NC, has been instrumental in drafting “End of Life” legislation that has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly in the form of HB 789, which would allow qualified North Carolina patients diagnosed with a terminal illness to end life on their terms by ingesting a lethal dose of prescribed medicine.

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Women In Law, Pro Bono Honors Society 2016-17 inductees recognized

The Pro Bono Project hosted its Pro Bono Honors Society annual dinner and recognition event on April 11, 2017.  In addition to the inductees, in attendance were Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Hazel Mack, interim Outreach Director for the law school.

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