Student Life

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Students, alumni take shared passion regarding partisan gerrymandering beyond the classroom

Wake Forest School of Law’s Seth Williford (JD ’18), Morgan Mayes (JD ’18) and Chris Salemme (JD ’17), who is serving as a fellow in the Veterans Clinic, took their shared passion for learning beyond the classroom this week to the United States Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review presents ‘Driving Around the World in One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,’ as Fall 2017 symposium on Friday, Nov. 17

Wake Forest Law Review’s Fall 2017 symposium, “Driving Around The World In One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,” will explore the various approaches around the world to liability for traffic accidents from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017,  in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Registration is not required but it is encouraged due to parking constraints. Continue reading »

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Alex Alden (JD ’20) of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, wins the 2017 1L Trial Bar Competition

Alex Alden (JD ’20) of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is the winner of the 2017 1L Trial Bar Competition Finals, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar.

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Business Law Program, Business Law Society present Kenneth R. Feinberg on Sept. 28 as part of distinguished Sager Speaker Series

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Kenneth R. Feinberg on Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312,  is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served but an RSVP is required.

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New bioethics journal website ‘Awaken’ to officially launch on Sept. 20

Wake Forest University School of Law students and faculty have created a first-of-its-kind online graduate school journal that explores the growing field of bioethics. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law to offer Geneva Externship Program in January 2018

Wake Forest Law continues to expand its practical courses and international program offerings with a new externship program in Geneva, Switzerland, beginning spring semester of 2018. Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert on human rights and international environmental law, says,  “I think to some degree it’s an experiment, but it’s something we need to do.”

The program is similar to the law school’s already established Washington, D. C., Metropolitan Externship Program, in that it offers students credit for interning in governmental or non-profit organizations.  Continue reading »

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Children’s Law Center hosts annual Birthday Blast fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 14

The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina will host its annual Birthday Blast on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.  The fundraising event will be held at The Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem and feature musical guest The Unbroken Circle, a multi-generation string band of Wake Forest University. Wake Forest School of Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic has been part of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina since its inception in 1996.

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Wake Forest School of Law welcomes JD Class of 2020, international students

Wake Forest School of Law’s newest students for the 2017-18 academic year include 152 JDs and 28 international students from 15 countries, including Ukraine, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, Nigeria, England, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey and Japan, across four programs —  LL.M., SJD, Two-Year JD and Visiting International Researcher (VIR).

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Participants in D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program gain valuable experience

Wake Forest School of Law students participating in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program had a busy summer clerking in some of the nation’s most vibrant courts as well as taking field trips to Quantico, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Federal Circuit and networking with alumni.
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Incoming students, faculty and staff give back to community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Aug. 15 and Aug. 17

Members of the incoming Wake Forest Law JD Class of 2020 along with international students, faculty and staff will give back to their new community by volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17.

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