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Madeline Joerg (JD ’16)

Student Profile: Madeline Joerg (JD ’16)

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Why I chose Wake Forest Law: I discovered Wake Forest Law through my undergraduate professor, Christina Boyd (JD ’04), who also graduated from Wake Forest Law. She taught two of my undergraduate political science classes, judicial politics and introduction to constitutional law. She was one of my favorite professors at University at Buffalo -The State University of New York (SUNY). Because of her passion for and knowledge of the subjects she taught, I felt that Wake Forest Law would be a good fit for me. Continue reading »

BLSA to host 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host its 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The theme is “Fulfilling the Dream,” a response to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call-to-action years ago and “what we are doing to fulfill his dream today, especially considering on-campus movements, student protests and presidential elections,” says Ashlee Johnson, BLSA member and event chair.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, the keynote address and presentation of awards scheduled to last through 8:30. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Elder Law students: Kirsten Dowell, Katie Yale Barnes, Kelly Austin, John Nugent, Jeanna Revell and Crissy Dixon.

Elder Law Clinic students provide free legal assistance to seniors during fall semester

The Elder Law Clinic is a program of Wake Forest School of Law. Students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney. During the school year, the Clinic provides free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties. Each semester, a new group of students joins the Elder Law Clinic to provide free legal assistance to moderate income seniors. This semester’s students dove right in. They tackled a wide range of cases with intelligence, energy and good humor. The students pored over complicated Medicaid regulations, sorted out IRS garnishments and consumer disputes and diplomatically assessed issues of client capacity. They are better prepared for interviews, research and advocacy because of their clinical experience. Continue reading »

Duke Law Professor Katharine T. Bartlett to present Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 20

Professor Katharine T. Bartlett will present the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, “Discrimination by Customers,” at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Professor Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, served as dean of Duke Law School from 2000-2007. Continue reading »

Alaa Marghalani

Alaa Marghalani (LLM ’14) presents research paper at Academic and Business Research Institute Las Vegas 2015 Conference

For doctoral students, the chance to share their work with a renowned group of peers —role models, even — is a longtime academic tradition. Alaa Marghalani (LLM ’14) of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, recently got such an opportunity. He’s a candidate in Wake Forest Law’s Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (SJD) degree program.

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Journal of Law & Policy to host ‘Held Hostage: Government Regulation in an Age of Political Gridlock’ symposium on March 18, 2016

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy will host its Spring 2016 symposium, “Held Hostage: Government Regulation in an Age of Political Gridlock,” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1101. The event is free and open to the public. Free CLE credit is available. Continue reading »
Erink McKee ('15) in the Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic displaying the site she and her husband Phillip Bost created,

Wake Forest Law named among best law schools for practical training

The National Jurist named Wake Forest Law as one of the best law schools for practical training in February 2015. The grading was based on the number of students who participated in the law school’s growing hands-on learning opportunities including clinics and externships. Clinic students had myriad chances to do just that over the past year from arguing and winning a federal appeal to delivering more than $1,000,000 in value to business and community development in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, area and beyond. At least two clinics secured significant grants to help area children and senior citizens this academic year. Alumni who are interested in working with the clinics, should contact Professor Steve Virgil, who is executive director of experiential education, at or 336.758.4280. Continue reading »

Chris Alderman (JD '16), Professor Steve Virgil and Josh Harper (JD '16) discuss issues facing veterans as part of the law school's new Veterans Legal Clinic.

TWC News features new free Veterans Legal Clinic

The law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic is featured in the following story by TWC News. The original story can be found here.

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Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of first students to be admitted into newest dual degree program

Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MASus) degree. Unlike most dual-degree offerings, students will be able to earn both degrees in three years.

Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of the first students to be admitted into the new program, which allows him to pursue studies of sustainability from the perspectives of law, business, economics, science and public policy.

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Bid on PILO online auction through Feb. 10, annual live auction to be Thursday, Feb. 11

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) annual online auction is now live here and is open to all Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni, according to PILO Auction Co-Chairs Ariana Burnette, Katie McAbee and Stephanie Jackson.

Online bidding will close at midnight Wednesday, Feb. 10.

PILO will hold its annual live auction from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Law Commons. Tickets for the live auction will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Wednesday, Feb. 10, and cost $10. Tickets purchased before the auction include food, two beer tickets and four raffle tickets. Tickets purchased at the door also cost $10 but include food, two beer tickets and one raffle ticket. Professors Michael Green and Ralph Peeples will be the auctioneers.

For those with a winning bid on an item at the live auction, payment is due immediately after winning the item. PILO accepts cash, check and credit cards.
Organizers say it’s not too late to submit a donation! Students can submit an item/service to donate to the Live Auction HEREFaculty/staff can donate HERE.

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