Student Life

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Student organizations address #MeToo movement, domestic violence and sexual assault on Wednesday, April 18

Four student organizations will address issues surrounding the #MeToo movement, domestic violence, and sexual assault at two separate noon events on Wednesday, April 18, in the Worrell Professional Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ five years in a row

Wake Forest School of Law has for the fifth year in a row won the North Carolina Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2018 event saw more than 373,018 pounds of food collected — 66,000 more pounds of food than in 2017, according to organizers.

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Wake Forest wins historic national Trial Team championship

Imagine members of the Wake Forest University football team playing against each other for the national championship title. But in this case the field was a federal courtroom, judges and attorneys were the referees, and it was final arguments instead of touchdowns that decided who was the best in the country. Continue reading »

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Kevin Rice (JD ’18) is always on offense, in the classroom and on the field

Kevin Rice (JD ‘18) juggles a busy and competitive life, both as a Wake Forest School of Law student and a captain and the lead scorer for a professional lacrosse team, the Atlanta Blaze. This future attorney faces challenges both on and off the field, yet manages to maintain a successful academic and athletic balance with the offensive drive required for both of his passions. Continue reading »

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Hailey Cleek (JD ’19) wins 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law

Hailey Cleek (JD/MA ’19) is the first place winner of the 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law, co-sponsored by If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (CRRJ). Continue reading »

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Tim Misner (JD ’20) wins 47th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Tim Misner (JD ’20) of Chicago, Illinois, won the 47th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Wake Forest Law Review ranks No. 40 out of best U.S. law reviews

Wake Forest Law Review is ranked No. 40 out of the 100 best law reviews in the country in the following article, “2018 Meta-Ranking of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews,” originally published on PrawfsBlawg on March 21, 2018.

Wake Forest Law Review’s position on this list is demonstrative of the extraordinary effort our members put forth on a daily basis and reflects not only their commitment to fostering meaningful legal scholarship but also their dedication to representing Wake Forest and all it has to offer,” says Editor-in-Chief Mickey Herman (JD ’18).

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Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors free community ‘Conversation with Friends’ regarding improving long-term residential care on April 24

North Carolina’s leading advocacy organization for advancing the quality of life for long-term care residents, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, is holding a community “Conversation with Friends” to invite participants to share concerns and lend a voice to the call for improvements. This free event, co-sponsored by the Elder Law Clinic and AARP,  is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2050 N. Peace Haven Road, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Robert Botkin (JD ’18) places second in national Securities Law writing competition

Robert Botkin (JD ’18) has placed second in the 2017 James E. Beckley Writing Competition for his paper titled, “FINRA and the Developing Appointments Clause Doctrine.”

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition is a national Securities Law writing competition conducted by the PIABA Foundation, an organization that promotes investor education. Botkin received a $750 stipend, according to competition organizers.

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OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic receives NCBA 2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award

Wake Forest law school student group OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Pro Bono Committee to receive the NCBA  2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award, according to organizers. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic will be honored during the 2018 NCBA annual meeting in Wilmington on Friday, June 22.

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