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Appellate Advocacy Clinic wins Fourth Circuit appeal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of Wake Forest School of Law’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic in the case of Roudabush v. Milano on Nov. 27, 2017.

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Hazel Mack promoted to Wake Forest School of Law’s Director of Outreach

Hazel Mack, the former leader of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), has been promoted as director of outreach at Wake Forest University School of Law. Mack has served as the interim director of outreach since October 2016.

“I am pleased to announce that Hazel Mack has agreed to become our permanent director of outreach,” said Ann Gibbs, associate dean of Administration and Student Services. “As we predicted a year ago when she stepped in as interim director, Hazel’s passion for serving the underserved, her legal expertise from years of practice with Legal Aid and her deep connections within the Winston-Salem community make her the perfect leader for the Office of Outreach.”

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National Moot Court Team reaches regional finals and qualifies for nationals in January 2018

Wake Forest School of Law’s National Moot Court Team won all five of its oral arguments, tied for the second best brief and finished as the runner-up at the Region IV tournament held on Nov. 17 -18 in Richmond, Virginia. It is the fifth straight year that Wake Forest School of Law has reached the national finals in the National Moot Court Competition, which is the oldest moot court competition in the country and now in its 68th year. Continue reading »

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preLaw magazine once again names Wake Forest School of Law among top for business, corporate law

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest School of Law among top law schools for business and corporate law for the second year in a row. The National Jurist and preLaw magazines also recently named Wake Forest School of Law among the Best Value law schools in their Fall 2017 issues. Continue reading »

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Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) wins 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition

Shawna Abbatiello (JD ’18) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the winner of the final round of the 46th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 15, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest School of Law to accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for JD admissions beginning Fall 2018

The Wake Forest School of Law will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the most widely used graduate school exam, as an alternative to the LSAT for its JD admissions process beginning Fall 2018. Continue reading »

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Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argues in the Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argued on Oct. 24, 2017, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

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Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81), attorney in famed Jeffrey MacDonald case, to speak Oct. 25 in Worrell Professional Center

Visiting Professor Gordon Widenhouse (JD ’81) will speak to Wake Forest Law about the Jeffrey MacDonald case on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  In the pending 4th Circuit case, Professor Widenhouse is one of the attorneys for MacDonald, who has applied for parole as he serves three life sentences for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
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National Jurist once again ranks Wake Forest School of Law as a 2017 Best Value law school

Wake Forest School of Law has once again been named among the Best Value law schools by The National Jurist in its Fall 2017 issue.

The National Jurist recognizes Wake Forest Law as a school where graduates have “excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

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Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018. Continue reading »