Student Life

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Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service presented to Chris Salemme (JD ’17)

At a special Pro Bono Honor Society dinner and recognition event on April 11, 2017, Chris Salemme (JD ’17), was presented with the Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service.  The award is presented annually to a Wake Forest Law in recognition of extraordinary pro bono service to the community.

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Student Profile: Abdulla ‘Abe’ Husain (LL.M. ’17)

After hearing about Wake Forest Law’s strong ranking and reputation from a professor at University of Bahrain, Abdulla Husain (LL.M. ’17) knew it was the ideal place for him to pursue an LL.M.

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Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) wins 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) of Huntersville, North Carolina, won the 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round on Thursday, April 13, in the Worrell Professional Center.

Bouchez argued in opposition of Jonathan Patton (JD ’19), who was named runner-up of the competition. Patton is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The final round showcases the top two first-year law students in the moot court competition. Arguing a fictitious discrimination case,  Bouchon represented the Plaintiff Celia Weston, as guardian for Albert Blair, while Patton represented the Defendant Dalton Corp.

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Wake Forest Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ fourth year in row

Wake Forest Law has for the fourth year in a row won the N.C. Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2017 event saw more than 300,000 pounds of food collected.

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Matthew Silverstein’s (JD ’17) JBIPL article judged ‘one of the best’ this year by IPL Review

An article written by Matthew Silverstein (JD ’17) and published in the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) has been judged as one of the best law review articles related to intellectual property published the past year. Continue reading »

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Fashion designer Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) featured on cover of magazine, in newspaper

Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) is featured in the following Winston-Salem Journal story, “Twin City Trendsetters: Meet a few locals who are shaking up the Twin City fashion scene,” published on March 31, 2017.  Kryst, a fashion designer, was also featured on the cover of the April issue of the Winston-Salem Monthly.

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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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