Student Life

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Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18) attends 34th session of U.N. Human Rights Council over spring break

Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18), a summer and academic year research assistant to Professor John Knox, is traveling with him to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais de Nations, headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Group photo of the 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition finalists, Cheslie Kryst (JD '17) and Ashley DiMuzio (JD '17) in the Worrell Professional Center courtroom

Ashley DiMuzio (JD ’19) wins 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Ashley DiMuzio (JD ’19), a native of Whiteville, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. The final argument in Charlie Kelly vs. Frank Reynolds, owner/operator of Paddy’s Pub, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Lisa Roach (JD ’17) addresses legalization of medical aid-in-dying at North Carolina clinical ethics conference

Lisa Roach (JD ’17) presented at a statewide conference of the Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina with the theme “Conundrums in Clinical Ethics Consultation: Consciousness, Capacity, and Compulsion” held on Feb. 24, 2017, at NOVANT Health Forsyth Medical Center.

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Youth Advocacy Group members tutor, coach area youth at Hanes Community Center

Members of the Wake Forest Law Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) have partnered with the Hanes Hosiery Community Center to help with its children’s programs throughout the 2016-17 academic school year.

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Wake Forest Law team advances to knockout rounds in ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition on Feb. 23-27 in Philadelphia

Three Wake Forest Law students competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition over the weekend of Feb. 23-25, 2017, in Philadelphia.

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Recipients of the 2017 BLSA Scholarships and Legacy Award are Professor Steve Virgil (left), Lhens Vilson (JD '17), Tracea Rice (JD '19), Briana O’Neil (JD '18) and Cheslie Kryst (JD '17)

BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 32nd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 32nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 10, 2017. Held in the Hearn Ballroom at the Winston-Salem Marriott, BLSA members gathered to honor scholarship recipients, present the Legacy Award, dine with faculty members and alumni and enjoy a keynote by the Honorable Cheri L. Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project announces executive board for 2017-18

The Pro Bono Project has announced its incoming executive board members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Current Pro Bono Project Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17) says, “Please join me in congratulating the exceptional students who have been selected to serve as the next directorial board for the Pro Bono Project.”

Applications for specific coordinator positions — Community Outreach Coordinators, Strategic Communications Coordinators, Student Outreach Coordinators and Project Coordinators — will be extended to all 1LS and 2LS in the coming week.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2017-18

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2017-18 editorial board.

“Please join our current board in congratulating them,” says JBIPL Editor-in-Chief James Lathrop (JD ’17). “We would also like to thank all of those who applied as this was a very competitive process with many qualified candidates. The current board believes each new editor will have a great year in their new role. We are excited to welcome these members, and look forward to hearing about the Journal’s continued success.”

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Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium set for Friday, March 24

The Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium, offered in partnership by the law school, the Women’s Center, the Office of Student Engagement and Panhellenic Council, will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Benson University Center, Room 314.

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A ‘Conversation With’ former UNC President Thomas W. Ross set for Wednesday, March 22

The “Conversation With” Committee has invited former University of North Carolina (UNC) and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross for a “Conversation With” event at noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Professor Ron Wright will host the conversation with Mr. Ross.

“Tom Ross is the consummate citizen-lawyer,” said Professor Margaret Taylor, chair of the “Conversation With” Committee.  ”We are excited that our students will have the opportunity to hear stories about his leadership of so many vital institutions in our state.”

Started in 1999 by Professor Charley Rose, the “Conversation With” program engages Wake Forest Law students with professional role models of the highest caliber, so that they might learn and be inspired by their stories of life and the law. Past interviews have featured U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas; former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich; New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis; former Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps Thomas Tighe; and Watergate veteran Gene Boyce (JD ’56), among others.

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