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Media Roundup for April 21, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 22, 2017:

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Professor Beth Hopkins to give keynote address at William & Mary Law’s BLSA event

Retired Professor of Practice Beth Hopkins will be the keynote speaker at Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary’s 22nd Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Kingsmill Resort.  The event is sponsored by William & Mary’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

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Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73), inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University

Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73) is retiring from Wake Forest University after more than 30 years in various roles, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach at Wake Forest Law. In her role as outreach director since 2010, she has overseen the law school’s Pro Bono Project and the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO). A celebration of her contributions will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in the Law Commons of the Worrell Professional Center.

Hopkins’ retirement was reported by several sources, including the William & Mary Law School website, in  an article titled, “Professor Beth Hopkins, JD ’77, Retires After Distinguished Career At Wake Forest,” published on May 11, 2016.  Hopkins graduated from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1977.

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Pro Bono Project’s ‘Know Your Rights’ presentation at Parkland High School featured in Yes! Weekly

The Pro Bono Project‘s “Know Your Rights” program was featured in the following article, “Wake Forest Law seminar educates high schoolers on constitutional rights,” originally published in Yes! Weekly on March 2, 2016.

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The Pro Bono Project announces 2016-2017 board members

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce the board  for the 2016-2017 school year.  Continue reading »

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Professor Beth Hopkins to receive ‘Dare to Make a Difference’ award at 36th annual MLK Day Noon Commemoration

Professor Beth Hopkins, the director of outreach at Wake Forest Law, will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr.  “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of her efforts for human and civil rights at noon on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Benton Convention Center. Continue reading »

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Professor Beth Hopkins profiled in North Carolina Lawyer

Professor Beth Hopkins was recently profiled in the North Carolina Lawyer, where she discussed her experience as one of the first black students at Wake Forest University and her work with the International Tennis Federation. The original story by Russell Rawlings of the North Carolina Bar Association follows:

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Pro Bono Project presents ‘Know Your Rights’ with WFU athletics on Monday, Nov. 2

The Pro Bono Project is collaborating with Wake Forest University (WFU) athletics to present its new program, “Know Your Rights,” as part of this year’s National Pro Bono Week activities to WFU student athletes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 in the Rovere Room in the Miller Center. This specific presentation of the program is designed specifically for student athletes. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project hosts Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court on Oct. 21

In partnership with Reclaiming Futures, Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project hosted a session of teen drug court held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Worrell Professional Center, Courtroom 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to make a fresh start, according to organizers. This event was open to all Wake Forest Law students and faculty. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project expands community offerings in new Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

From helping Legal Aid with “Lawyer on the Line” to assisting cancer patients with advance directives to counseling area youth through Reclaiming Futures and Teen Court programs, 41 percent of Wake Forest Law students provided 3,710 of supervised pro bono legal hours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, equaling the highest participation in a single year, according to Pro Bono Project organizers. Continue reading »