Student Life

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Sager Speaker Series to host Leslie Thornton, senior vp, general counsel for WGL Holdings Inc. public utility on Thursday, Sept. 27

Leslie Thornton, senior vice president and general counsel of WGL Holdings Inc., a public utility company serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, will speak at noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center as part of the Business Law Program (BLP)’s distinguished Sager Speaker Series. A light lunch, for the event that will be co-sponsored by the Business Law Society, will be served. Professor Omari Simmons, who is the founder and director of the Business Law Program, will interview Thornton. The event is free and open to the public.

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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2018-2019 editors

The Journal of Law and Policy (JLP) has named its new Board of Editors for the 2018-2019 academic year. The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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First-in-the-nation partnership between Wake Forest School of Law and School of Medicine provides physician assistants (PAs) competitive edge

The next generation of physician assistants (PAs) can now take advantage of a new partnership — the first of its kind in the U.S. — established by Wake Forest University’s School of Law online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program and the Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) ProgramContinue reading »

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Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. shares the possibilities, opportunities of the legal profession

For Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. dedication to a career in law is all about finding possibilities and building opportunities.

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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 »