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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons named director of Wake Forest Law’s new Criminal Justice Program

This fall, Wake Forest Law is introducing its Criminal Justice Program, which is designed to facilitate critical thinking and scholarly engagement surrounding criminal justice systems in the United States.

The Criminal Justice Program offers students interested in criminal justice an opportunity to engage in theoretical and practical dialogue about these issues to enhance their doctrinal classroom experiences.

“The Program will publicize the scholarship, advocacy efforts and policy work of people within and outside the legal academy on a variety of criminal justice topics,” says Executive Dean for Academic Affairs Ron Wright. “We believe this will enrich the student experience at Wake Forest Law.”

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Criminal Justice Program and Criminal Law Roundtable host screening of ‘The Central Park Five’ on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program and the Criminal Law Roundtable will present a screening of the documentary “The Central Park Five” by award-winning director and producer Ken Burns from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center. Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil will lead a discussion following the screening. Continue reading »

Rolf Garcia-Gallont ('16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16) named 2014 Womble Carlyle Scholar

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16)  is one of the 2014 recipients of the Womble Carlyle Scholarship. Continue reading »

Mia Falzarano ('17) and Kayleigh Butterfield ('17)

Mia Falzarano (’17) wins 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition finals

Mia Falzarano (’17) is the winner of the 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition Finals, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar.  Continue reading »

CRASH: Tolerated or Accepted? Open forum discussion about racial injustice set for Tuesday, Sept. 23

“Crash: Tolerated or Accepted?,”an open forum discussion about racial injustice in the WFU community and beyond, will be held from from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  Hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the event is open to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.

Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project students participate in Wills Clinic in Ellerbe, N.C.

Wake Forest Law students traveled to Ellerbe, N.C. on Sept. 12 to participate in a Wills Clinic organized by the Pro Bono Project. Continue reading »

Law students can travel to Nicaragua as part of new Micro-Trade Development Clinic

The Micro-Trade Development Clinic, formerly known as the “Cross-disciplinary Professional Development” course, explores economic, community and human development efforts in Nicaragua from various perspectives.   Continue reading »

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) to host park cleanup in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Sept. 13

Wake Forest Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a park cleanup as a part of the Southern Region Black Law Students Association’s  annual community service weekend on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The park cleanup will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2001 Pittsburg Ave., in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law begins offering innovative Public Interest Externship

Beginning this fall, Wake Forest Law is offering an innovative Public Interest Externship that allows students to work with nonprofit public policy organizations in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic featured in Que Pasa Periodico

The following story in Que Pasa focuses on how Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic supports elderly people by providing them with free legal assistance. Continue reading »