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JBIPL wins The Expert Institute’s Best Law School Blog Contest for the second year running

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) blog has been voted The Expert Institute’s Best Education and Law School Blog for the second year in a row. JBIPL’s blog earned a total of 1,068  votes compared with Arizona State University’s law school Bits, Bots & Biomarkers blog, which received 1,008 votes. Voting closed on Nov. 13, 2016.

“The JBIPL Blog offers a forum for our Editors and Staff to expand our coverage of developments in both business and IP law, discussing current events in music and entertainment,” the JBIPL website states.

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preLaw magazine names Wake Forest Law among top for business, corporate law

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest Law among top law schools for business and corporate law.

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Online MSL student Crystal Richmond, a paralegal from Atlanta, Georgia, talks with Professor Ellen Murphy about her coursework. Murphy is the law school's assistant dean for instructional design.

Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree director featured in U.S. News and World Report article about online legal education

Wake Forest Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program director is featured in a U.S. News and World Report article about JD programs embracing online education.

Ellen Murphy, who is also assistant dean of instructional technologies and design for the law school, is featured in the following portion of the U.S. News and Report article, “Law Schools Experiment with Partially Online Learning,” published by Jordan Friedman on Nov. 7, 2016, that follows:

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Wake Forest Law launches new online certificate in Workplace Legal Fundamentals as part of Master in Studies of Law degree program

Wake Forest Law will offer an online certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” beginning in January 2017 as part of its Master of Studies in Law degree program.

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Valor

VALOR to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 7-12 with Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony, veterans recognition ceremony

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Awareness Week on Nov. 7-12, the Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) is sponsoring a number of events at the law school including a Marine Corps birthday cake cutting ceremony, says VALOR President Chris Salemme (JD ’17), 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army.

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Wake Forest Law co-hosts ‘Hey Sweetie: A Roundtable Discussion on Sexism in the Legal Profession’ with Law School Transparency on Monday, Nov. 7

Wake Forest Law along with Law School Transparency (LST) has organized a program on sexism in the workplace from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Room 3221 of the Worrell Professional Center. There will be a presentation and then a roundtable featuring six participants including Wake Forest Law alumni and faculty.

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Wake Forest Law Review’s symposium on combatting human trafficking to feature survivor Margeaux Gray at noon on Friday, Oct. 28

The Wake Forest Law Review has teamed up with John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, 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. to  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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Hazel Mack

After 35 years with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Hazel Mack joins Wake Forest Law as interim director of outreach

Hazel Mack has spent the past 35 years helping others through her work with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). And despite her recent retirement, Mack finds herself continuing to help others as Wake Forest Law’s new interim director of outreach.

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Oct. 23

Wake Forest Law celebrates the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week with a service goal of 300 hours during the week of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Juvenile Law Externship provides students with real, practical client experience

For a lawyer, says Erica Oates (BA ’14, JD ’17), talking to young people about criminal statutes and the burden of proof can be difficult.

It can be arduous, challenging.

“I learned that if I can get a kid to understand that, I can probably get an adult to understand it in a criminal or civil context.”

It can be rewarding, too.

Communicating with clients. A seemingly simple idea that, when wrapped in details and esoteric laws, can present myriad problems and complexities.

Offering students practical experience in communicating with clients is just one aspect of a relatively new course at Wake Forest Law.

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