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Wake Forest Law Review cited in Alberta, Canada, Labour & Employment blog

The Fall 2014 Wake Forest Law Review essay “Dying at work: Political discourse and occupational health and safety“ is cited in the Alberta Labour & Employment blog post entitled “Cost-benefit analysis in OHS” written by blogger Ben Barnetson. The blog examines contemporary issues in employment, labor relations and workplace injury in Alberta.

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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court wins regional competition, advances to international finals in April

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team won the North American Regional Competition during the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The moot court team, led by Professor John Knox, is composed of law students Elissa Hachmeister (’16), Ashley Sims (’16) and Emily Singer (’16). They will now advance to the International Finals held at Stetson College of Law on April 16-18, 2015.
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National Moot Court Team is Final Four semi-finalist at 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Karon Fowler (’15), Caroline Massagee (’15) and Kelsey Meuret (’15) competed successfully in the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition during the week of Feb. 9, 2015, in New York City. Continue reading »

Learn about the Elder Law Clinic’s 2014 Fall Semester in its latest newsletter

This fall, the Elder Law Clinic moved into a spacious suite on the ground floor of the law school.  The space was completely renovated and specifically designed to meet the needs of clients and students.  Reserved client parking is directly in front of the building.  Come visit sometime soon!

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Amber Featherstone

Amber Featherstone joins Wake Forest Law as new director of International Programs

Amber Featherstone is no stranger to finding herself in a strange land. She spent two years living in Costa Rica recruiting teachers and traveling throughout South America, Europe and Asia. “Everything is so different, even the way you pump gas,” she explains, adding that’s just one reason she can relate to the international students attending Wake Forest Law. “The things we do every day and take for granted may be very foreign to our international students.” Continue reading »

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Journal of Law & Policy to host ’50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act: Looking Back and Moving Forward’ symposium on Friday, March 20

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy will host a symposium, “50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Looking Back & Moving Forward,” on Friday, March 20, in the Worrell Professional Center.

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WGHP FOX 8 airs special report on Innocence and Justice Clinic work

After working to free Darryl Hunt, a local attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil, was inspired to create the Innocence and Justice Clinic — a passionate group of Wake Forest University law students that work to free inmates who’ve been wrongly convicted. Continue reading »

Alieu Barry Bah MSL ('14)

Student/Alumnus Profile: Alieu Barry Bah (MSL ’14)

Student/Alumnus Profile: Alieu Barry Bah (MSL ’14)

Home: Gambia, West Africa, and now Charlotte, N.C.

Post-graduation: After graduation with an MSL from Wake Forest Law in addition to his prior degrees and work experience in the banking industry, Bah is now a Vice President in Compliance and Risk Management at Wells Fargo Securities.

“Law school was very different from my time in business school. Towards the end of the first semester It seemed as if I was learning a new language…learning how to write, read, and speak all over again. The knowledge and skills and I gained in classes such as legal research and writing have conditioned and enhanced my analytical reasoning and business judgment skills. Going back to Corporate America, I found my writing and communication skills to be very different from before. Today, I am much more critical of my own work products because in law school I learned about cases that are the result of ambiguity or ineffective communication strategies,” says Bah.

MSL and career application: “The law affects all facets of our society. In addition to my business law courses, I appreciate classes such as administrative and regulatory law, civil procedure, contracts, torts, and constitutional law. These MSL classes at Wake Forest Law gave me a solid foundation in understanding legal philosophy and jurisprudence,” he explains. “My current role in the area of compliance and risk management help keep our line of business in compliance with regulatory requirements and mitigating operational risks. With the current regulatory environment financial institutions are under increased scrutiny. As a matter of public policy, lawmakers are also under increased pressure from their constituents given the recent global financial crisis. My legal education has equipped me with the knowledge to be able to connect the dots between economics, public policy, and law.”

Why I chose the MSL Program: Bah learned about the Wake Forest Law MSL program when he read about it in the Wall Street Journal.

“I was considering law school, because I’d already studied business administration, but I also wanted to further my education and career in global business, so I began looking at Wake Forest University and other schools,” he said.

His contacts and familiarity with financial transactions from working in healthcare industry and banking made the Wake Forest MSL program even more attractive because it enabled him to “gain more confidence about what I already knew.” His decision to attend the MSL program was only having to leave his career, and income stream, for one year versus three for a traditional law degree.

Leadership at Wake Forest Law: Bah served as the MSL representative for the Wake Forest Law Student Bar Association, acting as a liaison between the MLS  and JD students as well as the administration. He also helped coordinate events for MSL students with other JD student organizations.

Undergraduate school and major: After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska, Bah attended graduate school in the United Kingdom, where he studied international business economics and globalization at Brookes and Oxford Universities. He then attended the executive education program in health policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Read an article about him that was featured in the Jurist alumni magazine.

See Bah featured in the “Happy Grads” video on the Wake Forest Law YouTube channel.

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law among best schools for practical training

The National Jurist magazine has listed Wake Forest Law among 86 law schools considered the best for practical training in its March 2015 issue. The highest weight, 30 percent, was placed on the number of students participating in clinics. Wake Forest Law offers a seven clinics for students, including clinics in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, child advocacy and elder law. Externships, which Wake Forest Law offers throughout the Carolinas and Washington, D.C., among others, were weighted at 25 percent.

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Wake Forest Law Review presents ‘The Future of Financial Intermediation’ symposium on Friday, March 27

The Wake Forest Law Review will host its Spring 2015 symposium, “The Future of Financial Intermediation,” on Friday, March 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event, which is co-sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, is free and open to the public.

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