Student Life

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Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium set for Friday, March 24

The Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium, offered in partnership by the law school, the Women’s Center, the Office of Student Engagement and Panhellenic Council, will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Benson University Center, Room 314.

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A ‘Conversation With’ former UNC President Thomas W. Ross set for Wednesday, March 22

The “Conversation With” Committee has invited former University of North Carolina (UNC) and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross for a “Conversation With” event at noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Professor Ron Wright will host the conversation with Mr. Ross.

“Tom Ross is the consummate citizen-lawyer,” said Professor Margaret Taylor, chair of the “Conversation With” Committee.  ”We are excited that our students will have the opportunity to hear stories about his leadership of so many vital institutions in our state.”

Started in 1999 by Professor Charley Rose, the “Conversation With” program engages Wake Forest Law students with professional role models of the highest caliber, so that they might learn and be inspired by their stories of life and the law. Past interviews have featured U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas; former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich; New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis; former Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps Thomas Tighe; and Watergate veteran Gene Boyce (JD ’56), among others.

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‘Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm’ symposium gains attention of bloggers

The Journal of Law and Policy’s “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm” symposium, held Feb. 23-24, has garnered the attention of a number of blogs including the following Medical Futility Blog.

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Wake Forest Law Review announces incoming editorial staff for 2017-18

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced the 2017-2018 board of editors. “Please join me in congratulating the outstanding students who have been selected to serve as the next editorial board for the Wake Forest Law Review,” writes Editor-in-Chief Kayleigh Butterfield (JD ’17). “We are very excited to welcome these new editors and to watch as they help the Law Review continue to succeed over the coming year.”

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Veterans Legal Clinic featured on Mic.com Network

The Veterans Legal Clinic is featured in the following story, “In Service of Those Who Served: Law Schools & Veterans Legal Clinics,” written by Thomas Tobin and published on Mic.com Network on Feb. 22, 2017.

For many of America’s veterans, help is coming from an unlikely source—the local law school. From Harvard and Yale to Widener and Wake Forest, law students are providing legal assistance to veterans through clinical programs.

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Pro Bono Project to host free wills clinics in Pembroke on Friday, Feb. 24

Two groups of Pro Bono Project participants will travel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to Pembroke, North Carolina, to host a free wills clinic at Legal Aid of North Carolina.

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Pro Bono Project students, alumni to help coastal North Carolina Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are going to bring their Pro Humanitate spirit to help North Carolina coastal residents over Spring Break 2017, according to Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17).

Under the direction of supervising attorneys, who also happen to be Wake Forest Law alumni, students will conduct a Wills and Advance Directives Clinic at the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity on March 3-7.

“I cannot encourage you enough to take a few days out of your Spring Break to give back,” Saint wrote in an email to students. “This is a great experience if you have any interest in drafting documents, elder law, poverty law, estate planning, health care law, or just love pro bono.”

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Pro Bono Project participants provide a variety of community services Feb. 21-24

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are providing a variety of services this week under the supervision of area licensed attorneys including representing youth in Teen Court, helping area residents get convictions expunged from their records, providing N-400 screenings for immigrants and teaching middle school and high school students about their rights.

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts 25th biennial Business Symposium ‘The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ on March 24

Wake Forest Law Review 2017 Spring Symposium — the journal’s 25th biennial Business Symposium — will focus on “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” (SWFs), which have emerged over the past decade as an important new force in global finance.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3221. Approval of free Continuing Legal Education credit from the North Carolina Bar is pending.

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Elder Law Clinic currently accepting applications, featured in Winston-Salem Chronicle

The Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester, as publicized in a Winston-Salem Chronicle article.  An excerpt of the article follows:

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