Student Life

Wake Forest Law team advances to knockout rounds in ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition on Feb. 23-27 in Philadelphia

Three Wake Forest Law students competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition over the weekend of Feb. 23-25, 2017, in Philadelphia.

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Recipients of the 2017 BLSA Scholarships and Legacy Award are Professor Steve Virgil (left), Lhens Vilson (JD '17), Tracea Rice (JD '19), Briana O’Neil (JD '18) and Cheslie Kryst (JD '17)

BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 32nd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 32nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 10, 2017. 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 by the Honorable Cheri L. Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project announces executive board for 2017-18

The Pro Bono Project has announced its incoming executive board members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Current Pro Bono Project Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17) says, “Please join me in congratulating the exceptional students who have been selected to serve as the next directorial board for the Pro Bono Project.”

Applications for specific coordinator positions — Community Outreach Coordinators, Strategic Communications Coordinators, Student Outreach Coordinators and Project Coordinators — will be extended to all 1LS and 2LS in the coming week.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) announces new editorial board for 2017-18

The current board members of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) have announced the 2017-18 editorial board.

“Please join our current board in congratulating them,” says JBIPL Editor-in-Chief James Lathrop (JD ’17). “We would also like to thank all of those who applied as this was a very competitive process with many qualified candidates. The current board believes each new editor will have a great year in their new role. We are excited to welcome these members, and look forward to hearing about the Journal’s continued success.”

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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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