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The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law as a best value private law school

Wake Forest Law has been selected by The National Jurist as one of the best value private law schools in its June 13, 2014, listing. Five private law schools premiered on the list of the Best Value law schools this year, joining Brigham Young University, which had been the lone private institution on the annual list in 2013. Continue reading »

Baird Holm welcomes Kelsey Meuret (’15) among summer associates

OMAHA, Neb. — Kelsey Meuret (’15) is among seven law students who have joined Baird Holm LLP as part of the firm’s annual Summer Associate Program. Continue reading »

Rolf Garcia-Gallont ('16)

Student Profile: Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16) is the Founder/Executive Director of the non-profit organization Accion Emprendedora. He is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shoeboxed.com. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic featured in Winston-Salem Journal’s ‘Ask Sam’ column

Question: Where can a senior citizen in Winston-Salem go to have a simple will done? Is there any place in Winston-Salem that a senior citizen can go and get it done free or at a reduced cost? — J.P. Continue reading »

Allison Levene ('14)

Graduate Profile: Meet Allison Levene (’14)

Degree:  J.D.

Hometown: Stamford, Conn.

The Sunday after graduation, Allison Levene (’14) will be getting married and then it’s time to start studying for the bar exam.

Q: What inspired you to pursue law school?

A: As cliché as it sounds, I came to law school so that I could help people. For many people, the law is difficult to understand and they often see the law as something that works against them rather than for them. I want to be able to use my law degree to help these kinds of people. I want to be able to use my knowledge of the law to explain to them their situations and their rights in ways that are easy to comprehend. I want to make the law less scary and actually show people that it is on their side and can be used to their advantage. Continue reading »

Hooding 2014

Law school confers hoods on largest class of international graduates in 120-year history

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 228 graduates, including 30 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates. That is compared to 24 international graduates in 2013, which included the law school’s first Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.). It is the largest class of international graduates in the law school’s 120-year history. Continue reading »

Justin Jenkins (’14) and Zachary Dunn (’15)

Appellate Advocacy Clinic students Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attend oral argument of definition of marriage case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attended oral argument in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Continue reading »

Co-Director Gelilia Selassie (’15) applauds increased student participation in Pro Bono Project

As co-director of the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project. I am honored to be able to work with an amazing group of students who share a deep passion for pro bono work. We have done some amazing projects and I am so excited to continue this wonderful trend. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project provides cancer patients with advanced directives

The phrase “Pro Humanitate” is a good reminder, but it can be difficult to fulfill. In a profession, where money and time are so valued, it is crucial to truly believe in pro bono work. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project helps Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center patients receive free legal help

This academic year, the Pro Bono Project has teamed up with Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to provide advance directives to patients in-house at these clinics.

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