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Professor Richard C. Schneider receives the 2018 Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law Richard C. Schneider by Provost Rogan Kersh at Wake Forest University’s Founder’s Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018, in Wait Chapel.

Provost Kersh described Professor Schneider, who is conversant in five languages, as the consummate intellectual “And his students are better for it…he has grown the ranks and increased opportunities for foreign students (at the law school) as well as increased opportunities for our domestic students to study abroad in China, Italy, Spain and Austria.”

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Robert ‘Bobby’ Higdon Jr. (BA ’85, JD ’89) sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of N.C.

Robert “Bobby” J. Higdon, Jr. (BA ’85, JD ’89), a white collar and investigations partner for Williams Mullen in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been sworn in as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, following his nomination by President Donald Trump on Aug. 2, 2017, and confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 28.

Photo of Robert "Bobby" J. Higdon, Jr. (JD '89, BA '85 )courtesy of WWay News

Robert J. Higdon, Jr. [Photo courtesy of WWay News]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg-led mock appeal panel rules for Shylock at Law Library of Congress

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” has prevailed – but not for his pound of flesh. In a mock appeal organized by Professor Dick Schneider and hosted by the Library of Congress, the panel of appellate judges decreed that Shylock receive his original loan of 3,000 ducats without his having to convert to Christianity.

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Watch Livestream of ‘Justice for Shylock’ featuring Wake Forest faculty, alumni with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday, June 21

The Library of Congress will host “Justice for Shylock: A Mock Appeal Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public. Registration does not guarantee seats.

The event will also be Livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.

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International Jurist names LL.M. degree program among best value, law school experience


Photo of cover of International Jurist Spring 2017 issueThe International Jurist has ranked Wake Forest Law among the top LL.M. degree programs in its Spring 2017 issue. Wake Forest Law was among the schools to receive an “A” rating for “Best Law School Experience” and “Best Value.” It’s the second year in a row the law school has been recognized for “Best Law School Experience” by the magazine.

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Gizem ‘Gigi’ Halis (SJD ’20) has article accepted for publication in University of Bologna Law Review

Gizem “Gigi” Halis (SJD ’20) will have the following article, “Etching the Borders of Arbitration Agreement: the Group of Companies Doctrine in International Commercial Arbitration Under the U.S. and Turkish Law,” published in the University of Bologna Law Review  in September 2017. Halis, who is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association in Turkey, earned an LL.M from Penn State University in 2015.

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Professor Dick Schneider presents at Law Library of Congress event commemorating 500th anniversary of Venetian Ghetto

Professor Dick Schneider, associate dean for international affairs and professor of law, participated in the Law Library of Congress event, “Understanding the Venetian Ghetto from a Historical and Literary Perspective,” on Feb. 21, 2017.  The event was part of a series of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Venetian Ghetto.

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Professor Dick Schneider participates in Law Library of Congress event commemorating 500th anniversary of Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Professor Dick Schneider is participating in a Law Library of Congress program in Washington, D.C., later this month commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. The following blog post by , “Law Library Program to Further Explore History of Venetian Ghetto” published on Feb. 7, 2017, outlines the details of the event.

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Law professors deliberate possibility of climate control’s fate under the Trump Administration

Four Wake Forest Law professors recently expressed concern for encroaching environmental factors that continue to cause irreversible damage to air, water and wildlife as part of a panel organized by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

According to the panelists, last year the average global temperature climbed 1.5 degrees celsius, making 2016 the hottest year on record.  As the nation adjusts to the Trump Administration, the panelists outlined the potential bleak future of environmental policies.

“These are the most consequential issues facing global leaders,” said Justin Catanoso, a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University. “All of the other issues cannot fix themselves if we don’t get ahold of climate change and environmental sustainability.”

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Old Gold and Black: ‘Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy’

The Old Gold and Black published the following story, “Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy,” on Jan. 20, 2017.

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