Suzanne Reynolds

Ashley Escoe (‘16) and Maria Nkonge (‘16) bring unique perspectives to bridging law and faith

When Wake Forest University graduate students Maria Nkonge (‘16) and Ashley Escoe (‘16) decided to apply for the joint Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree program with Schools of Divinity and Law, both knew they had been called to a vocation that was people-centric. They each agree that the four walls of the church is not the only place where works of faith are found. Continue reading »

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) speak at film screening of ‘Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine’ on Monday, May 18

OUT at the Movies will screen “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 18, in cooperation with Aperture Cinema, 311 W. Fourth St. Immediately after the showing, there will be a panel discussion with Wake Forest School of Law Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) and Mary Dalton, professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies at Wake Forest University.
On Oct. 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay.

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Professor Omari Simmons named director of Wake Forest Law’s new Business Law Program

In Fall 2015, Wake Forest Law will introduce its Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice.  Continue reading »

Nick Griffin ('16)

Wake Forest Law and CEES partner to offer JD/MA in Sustainability

The Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MA) degree. What makes this degree unique is that unlike most dual degree offerings, students will be able to complete the degree in three years. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law first in North Carolina to offer Two-Year J.D. for International Lawyers

Beginning in August 2015, the Wake Forest University School of Law will offer an American Bar Association-approved Two-Year Juris Doctor (J.D.) for International Lawyers. Wake Forest is the first law school in North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining expertise in American law. Continue reading »

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U.S. Supreme Court bar swearing-in ceremony a family affair for alumni

It is silent, save for the tick tock of the clock that hangs above the imposing bench and the shuffling feet of visitors as they are led into the courtroom. Marble columns and thick, red velvet curtains line the room that is surprisingly small considering the enormity of the decisions that are rendered here. Continue reading »

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Correll Kennedy (’17), Cheslie Kryst (’16) and Nabila Abdulhafiz (’15) awarded 2015 BLSA scholarships

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted its 30th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The BLSA Scholarship fund was established in 1984 with donations from faculty, firms and alumni to assist law students with tuition.  Continue reading »

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A tribute to Professor Don Castleman

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds gave the following Wake Forest Law perspective on the life of Professor Don Castleman and his 36 years as a teacher of tax law and the law of wills and estates at his memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. Please feel free to add your comments about Professor Castleman and what he meant to you to this post. Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) to receive Renaissance Lawyer Award from N.C. Bar Association on Friday, June 19

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Board of Governors has voted unanimously to award the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award to newly named Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77). The award will be presented at the NCBA Annual Meeting on Friday, June 19, in Asheville, North Carolina. Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76), partner at Parker Poe and president of the NCBA, will present the award to Dean Reynolds. Arrowood received the award in 2011. Continue reading »

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) to discuss ‘The Road to Equality: Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina and the U.S.’ on Tuesday, Oct. 28

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)  will present, “The Road to Equality: Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina and the United States,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event, which is sponsored by OUTLaw, is free and open to the public.

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