Student Life

Photo of a member of the AAJ Trial Team practicing for the regional competition.

AAJ Trial Teams stand out amid competition at one of nation’s toughest regionals

The following post was written by Matt Breeding (JD ’06), adjunct faculty member and coach of the Wake Forest School of Law American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Team, following the annual AAJ  Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition  on March 1-4 in Philadelphia.

“Coaching the Wake Forest AAJ trial team is an incredible honor, as it has been for the past 12 years. But coaching this year’s team has been one of the most profoundly impactful experiences of my professional career. Continue reading »

Wake Forest School of Law team participates in 30th annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition

Wake Forest School of Law was among 20 law schools represented at Albany Law School’s 30th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition on March 1-3, 2018, that included 24 teams from across the U.S.

Photo of Gabrielli Moot Court Team Alexia Martin, Jonathan Patton and Caitlin Bush

Gabrielli Moot Court Team Alexia Martin, Jonathan Patton and Caitlin Bush

In keeping with Wake Forest law school’s longstanding tradition of providing a strong representation at this competition the team of Caitlin Bush (JD ’19), Alexia Martin (JD ’19) and Jonathan Patton (JD ’20) advanced to the octofinals at the competition and was ranked as a seventh seed.

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PILO members raise more than $16,000 for 2018 summer grants

Members of the Wake Forest School of Law Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) have raised more than $16,000 from the 2018 PILO annual online and live auctions and chili contest, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer. Continue reading »

Photo of Samantha Shaffer (JD ’20) and Kyle Huggins (JD '19) posing in Worrell Professional Center's Room 1312

Kyle Huggins (JD ’19) of Raleigh, North Carolina, wins 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Kyle Huggins (JD ’19), a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. Huggins received an honorable mention in the 2017 competition.

The final argument in the Michael Scott v. Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club case, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.

In the final round of the competition, Huggins represented the defendant, the Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club, while Samantha Shaffer (JD ’20) of Buffalo, New York, represented the plaintiff, Michael Scott. Continue reading »

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Leaders of ‘death care revolution’ publish first-ever comprehensive look at challenges facing funeral industry

Leading voices in the “death care” reform movement have published in the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy the first-ever comprehensive look at the challenges facing the funeral industry, editors announced on Feb. 28, 2018.  The Journal issue can be found at  https://wfulawpolicyjournal.com/current-issue/. Continue reading »

Photo of Emily Scotton (JD '18) outside the Worrell Professional Center

National Jurist names Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among ‘Law Students of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest University Law student has been recognized among the nation’s top law students by the magazine. Scotton is the only law student from North Carolina to receive the honor in 2018. Continue reading »

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Jordan Crosby Lee (JD ’16) joins Office of Career and Professional Development as assistant director

Jordan Crosby Lee (JD ’16) joined Wake Forest University School of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development as assistant director on Feb. 5, 2018.

“We’re thrilled to have Jordan as part of the team,” said Office of Career and Professional Development Assistant Dean Francie Scott (JD ‘04), who says the law school is lucky to have been able to lure Lee back.

“His passion for helping students, his dedication to teaching and mentoring and his enthusiasm for this job, in addition to his love for Wake Forest, are unmatched and will serve him well in this position,” Scott explained. Continue reading »

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2018-19

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2018-19 editorial board. Continue reading »

Photo of the members of the two regional winning National Trial Teams heading to Nationals in April 2018.

For third time in school history, both National Trial Teams win regional trial competition, advance to nationals

Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team competitors and coaches are continuing a record-breaking streak by sending not one, but two teams to nationals after winning the regional TYLA National Trial Competition (NTC) on Feb. 16-18.

Hosted by Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake Forest’s National Trial Teams advanced to the two championship rounds against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Emory University law schools, and both came out victorious, says Coach Mark Boynton (JD ’97). Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review announces 2018-2019 board of editors

The Wake Forest Law Review has named its new board of editors for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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