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Law school to screen Spike Lee documentary, ‘Evolution of a Criminal,’ on Wednesday, Nov. 19

Wake Forest University School of Law will host a public screening of “Evolution of a Criminal” 5 p.m. today at Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

PILO cooks up record amount at annual chili contest

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised a record amount during its annual chili cook-off on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Continue reading »

WFU community to pack meals on Thursday, Nov. 20, for hungry children in Forsyth County

A group of Wake Forest University students and volunteers will pack 600 meals on Thursday, Nov. 20, for children who attend public schools in Forsyth County. Continue reading »

Criminal Justice Program and I&J Clinic to host film screening, panel discussion of ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ on Wednesday, Nov. 19

In conjunction with the Riverrun Film Festival, the Criminal Justice Program and the Innocence and Justice Clinic will host a screening of the film “Evolution of a Criminal,” by Darius Clark Monroe, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. A panel discussion led by Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil as well as exoneree Darryl Hunt will follow.

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“Know Your Rights!” panel discussion about constitutional rights when interacting with police to be held on Thursday, Nov. 13

“Know Your Rights!” is a panel discussion and question and answer session with three local attorneys on the topic of constitutional rights when interacting with police. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.  Open to all students, the event is hosted by The Wake Forest Law Criminal Justice Program, American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association. The panel will be moderated by Director of the Criminal Justice Program and Professor Kami Chavis Simmons. Continue reading »

Sports law panel to discuss ‘Should Football Be Banned?’ on Monday, Nov. 17

The Wake Forest Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) will host a sports law panel from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302.

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Liz Vennum (’15) to speak on Equality NC panel in Alamance County on Wednesday, Nov. 12

Equality NC will be in Alamance County on Nov. 12, 2014, for a Town Hall Meeting. Equality NC is a welcoming congregation of the United States Church of Christ and will host a panel discussion followed by a questions and answers segment. The event will be held at Life’s Journey United Church of Christ and will begin at 7 p.m.

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Veterans Advocacy Law Organization celebrates Veterans Awareness Week

The Wake Forest University School of Law Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) is sponsoring many events Nov. 10-14 in honor of Veteran’s Day and Veterans Awareness Week.

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Student Profile: Kevin Martin (’17)

Name: Kevin Martin (’17)

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Why I chose Wake Forest Law: Wake Forest Law sells themselves on their community for good reason. It’s real. I love it here. Continue reading »

T.K. Thorne shares reporting behind book “Last Chance for Justice”

Author T.K. Thorne discussed the historical events behind her recent book “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers” on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The event was co-sponsored by Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic and the Wake Forest Pro Humanitate Institute. Mark Rabil, professor of law and director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic, introduced Thorne, and joked to students that “If the prosecutors had paid attention in criminal procedure class they would’ve had a better time handling this case.” Many of the issues the prosecutors faced are the same issues dealt with in the Innocence and Justice Clinic. Continue reading »