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Rebeca Echevarria ('14)

Student Profile: Rebeca E. Echevarria (’14)

Rebeca E. Echevarria (’14) is president of the Student Bar Association, the Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association, and the Women in Law Society. She is among the editorial staff of the law school’s Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and served as the Stanley Moot Court Competition Chair during her third year of law school.

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Professor Gregory Parks and the Honorable Andre Davis

Jurist in Residence Andre Davis believes lawyers play key role in social justice

The Honorable Andre M. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond is in love with the law.  He thinks law students need to be as well. “Pursue your legal studies as an act of love because it will empower you to achieve just incredible, incredible things,” he told Wake Forest Law students on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in a conversation-style lecture with Professor Gregory Parks. Continue reading »

The Chronicle: History-making judge to speak at BLSA banquet

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association will host its 29th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center, 251 N Spruce St.

Stewart

Stewart

Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Carl E. Stewart will provide the keynote address. Stewart is the first African American Chief Judge on the Fifth Circuit.  He also serves as vice president of the American Inns of Court Foundation.  Stewart is known for his commitment to community service and his receipt of numerous awards for his contributions to charitable and educational activities and events.  Furthermore, he is a board member of the Norwela Council Boy Scouts of America, is a chairman of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. National Service Award Selection Committee for Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America National Scoutreach Committee at the national level.

The evening will also feature the awarding of the annual BLSA Scholarships and the presentation of the BLSA Legacy Award. The banquet is the annual fundraising effort for the BLSA Scholarship Fund. This year, BLSA celebrates its 30th year the scholarship has been in place.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a full program at 6.

“This banquet will be bigger than ever and we are looking forward to an amazing evening,” says Ashley N. Waring (’15),  BLSA vice-president and Scholarship Banquet Committee Chair. “As a nation, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and Martin Luther King Jr,’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Banquet tickets are $60 per person for non-Wake Forest Law students and $30 per person for Wake Forest Law students. A table for 10 is available for $600. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Jan. 31 for non-Wake Forest Law students, as they will not be available at the door. You may also show your support by making a donation to the BLSA Scholarship Fund.

View the original article on The Chronicle here.

Yale University Law Professor Akhil Amar to present Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on April 15

Professor Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will present the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. His presentation will follow with a book signing for his most recent book, “America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.”

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Tee Hassold (’15), Evan Leadem (’15) and Brooke Loucks (’15) compete at 19th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational

Three Wake Forest Law School students — Tee Hassold (’15), Evan Leadem (’15) and Brooke Loucks (’15) — are competing Feb. 26 -28 at the Mardis Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition in New Orleans.

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Dean Blake D. Morant

Dean Blake Morant to give keynote at Fourth Circuit of American Bar Association-Law Student Division Spring meeting Saturday, March 1

The Fourth Circuit of the American Bar Association-Law Student Division will hold its spring meeting and Governor Election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Wake Forest Law Dean Blake D. Morant will give the keynote address,”Educating Lawyers for the 21st Century,” beginning at 11:45 a.m.

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Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy appoints new Board of Editors for 2014-2015

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy has announced its new Board of Editors for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Review announces new board of editors for 2014-2015

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced its new Board of Editors for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law announces new board of editors for 2014-15

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law has announced its new Board of Editors for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Continue reading »

N.C. Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Feb. 25

For the 22nd consecutive year, Wake Forest Law will host oral arguments in the North Carolina Court of Appeals starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  The oral argument is open to the public and law school community.

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