Student Life

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Sager Speaker Series to present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on March 22

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on Thursday, March 22, 2018, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

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BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 33rd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 33nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 9, 2018. Held in the Hearn Ballroom at the Winston-Salem Marriott, BLSA members gathered to honor scholarship recipients, present the Legacy Award, dine with faculty members and alumni and enjoy a keynote address by former Wake Forest School of Law Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean at George Washington University Law School. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic collaborates with local organizations

The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter,  the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar,  Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina  and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the NAACP Headquarters, 4130 Oak Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, according to organizers. The Winston-Salem Chronicle also reported on this event.

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Bidding for annual online PILO auction starts Monday, Feb. 12; live auction set for Thursday, Feb. 22

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its biggest annual fundraiser — the PILO Auction — beginning online Monday, Feb. 12, followed by the live auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Tickets for the live event are $10 and can be purchased at

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National Moot Court Team upholds tradition of competitive excellence at 2018 national finals

The Wake Forest School of Law National Moot Court Team of Emily Lagan (JD ’18), Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) and Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) furthered Wake Forest’s tradition of excellence and professionalism at the national finals held by the New York City Bar on Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2018.

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Women in Law to host annual Girl Scout Mock Trial Program

Wake Forest School of Law’s Women in Law student organization is hosting its annual Girl Scout Mock Trial Program over the next month for all interested girls, grades 8-12, in the surrounding community.

“This is a great opportunity for high school age girls to learn a new skill, connect with potential mentors, and to bolster their resumes and college applications,” says Women in Law’s Hannah McGee (JD ’18). “We hope that you will share the following information with anyone in your family or community that may be interested in participating.” Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts symposium on using human rights to protect natural resources on April 6

The Wake Forest Law Review‘s Spring 2018 symposium, “Rights & Resources: Using Human Rights to Protect Natural Resources,” is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  Continue reading »

1L Trial Team wins 2018 Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition second year in a row

Graphi image of Kilpatrick Townsend logoFor the second year in a row, members of Wake Forest School of Law’s 1L Trial Team — Melissa Malone, Scott Harvey, Rachel Boyd, KC Ohanu and Agustin Martinez — beat out all the other teams from North Carolina law schools to win the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)’s 2018 Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition held Jan. 19-21, 2018.

Malone also won the award for Best Advocate.

“As you can imagine, we are extremely happy that we were able to beat out some very tough competition from all the law schools in North Carolina,” Martinez wrote in an email. ” It was truly a team effort.”

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Elder Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to listen, empathize with clients

Clients come to the Wake Forest School of Law Elder Law Clinic  with both legal issues and emotional needs.  One client is worried about her grown child who needs more help than his siblings.  Other clients come with spouses who are becoming frail or forgetful.  They are overwhelmed by complicated health care systems and by drastic changes in family dynamics.  Many are challenged by their lack of financial resources, though they are rich in community, religious, and family support. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for the week of Jan. 5, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Jan. 5, 2018: Continue reading »