Student Life

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Judge orders mental competency evaluation in Innocence and Justice Clinic capital murder case

A Forsyth County judge has rejected a guilty plea in a capital case Innocence and Justice Clinic students have been working on for the past two years due to concerns about mental competency of a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2014.

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‘Conversation With’ speaker Thomas W. Ross advises students to be flexible, become leaders

Wake Forest Law’s “Conversation With” committee welcomed former University of North Carolina and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross on March 22, 2017,  to the Worrell Professional Center. Professor Ron Wright led the conversation with Ross.

“There is no lawyer I’d rather put in front of you than Tom Ross,” Dean Suzanne Reynolds (‘77) said during her introduction. “Today, you’ll see two principles: be guided by your principles to do that best you can do and as you gain experience, take on bigger challenges.”

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Student Profile: Javlon Otakulov (LL.M. ’17)

Javlon Otakulov (LL.M. ’17) stumbled upon Wake Forest Law while researching LL.M. programs in the United States, and he was instantly hooked. Knowing he wanted to improve his professional skills, Otakulov moved from Uzbekistan to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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AAJ Trial Team wins 2017 National Championship

The Wake Forest School of Law AAJ Trial Team of Drew Culler (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17), Cheslie Kryst (JD ’17) and Ethan White (JD ’17) won the 2017 National Championship on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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American Constitution Society (ACS) members attend ACS Student Convention at Duke Law

Members of the Wake Forest Law American Constitution Society (ACS) student chapter attended the 2017 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention, March 31-April 1, 2017, at Duke Law. The convention was titled, “Call to Action: Solidarity in the States.”

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Journal of Law and Policy article featured on CrimProfBlog

A Journal of Law and Policy article was featured in the following post,”Steinzor on The Yates Memo,” on the CrimProfBlog on March 24, 2017 Continue reading »

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Gizem ‘Gigi’ Halis (SJD ’20) has article accepted for publication in University of Bologna Law Review

Gizem “Gigi” Halis (SJD ’20) will have the following article, “Etching the Borders of Arbitration Agreement: the Group of Companies Doctrine in International Commercial Arbitration Under the U.S. and Turkish Law,” published in the University of Bologna Law Review  in September 2017. Halis, who is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association in Turkey, earned an LL.M from Penn State University in 2015.

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Law students compete in fifth annual MACHE Bowl

Wake Forest School of Medicine, with the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equality (MACHE) hosted its fifth annual MACHE Bowl from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Wake Forest Biotech Place.  Three Wake Forest Law students and an alternate competed — Tim Day (JD ’19), Hailey Cleek (JD ’19)and Virginia Stanton (JD ’19) and Stephanie Johnson (JD ’19), who served as the alternate.

The Gold Team, of which Day was a member, won first place.

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LL.M. Profile: Ana Paula de Barros (LL.M. ‘17)

Wake Forest Law welcomed Ana Paula de Barros (LL.M. ‘17) with open arms. Originally from Brazil, de Barros knew she wanted to pursue an LL.M. in the United States, and for her, Wake Forest Law turned out to be the perfect fit.

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Tracea Rice (JD ’19) selected as Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellow

Tracea Rice (JD ’19) has been selected as a 1L Diversity Fellow for Fish & Richardson in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.  Rice is one of six fellows selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants.

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