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Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) appointed to N.C. Banking Commission

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) has been appointed to the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

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Wake Forest Law’s “Tale of Two Cities” talk reported in Greensboro News & Record

Wake Forest Law hosted Mayors Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro and Allen Joines of Winston-Salem to come and have an open conversation about their careers on Monday, Sept. 28. Joe Killian of the Greensboro News & Record reported on the event here, and his article can be read in full below.  Continue reading »

Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan to discuss a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Monday, Sept. 28

Mayors Allen Joines of Winston-Salem and Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro will discuss the policies of their respective cities in a Wake Forest Law class taught by Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 in Room 1309 of Worrell Professional Center. The event is open to all faculty, staff and students.
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Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence and District Attorney Chris Parrish speak to students about animal cruelty law

Students and guests gathered in Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local Government class on Monday, Sept. 14, to hear from Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence and Assistant District Attorney Chris Parrish. Students learned about Susie’s Law, a 2010 North Carolina law that enforced tougher sentences on perpetrators accused of animal cruelty. Susie, the dog that prompted this change, was also in attendance. Continue reading »

Non-profit founder Donna Lawrence to discuss Susie’s Law regarding animal cruelty on Monday, Sept. 14

Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence will address adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local government class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309. Doors open at 2:30 p.m and the event is free and open to the public. The session will also be recorded for the Wake Forest Law website and Susie, the dog who prompted Susie’s Law, will be present. Continue reading »

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Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79) discusses ‘Susie’s Law’ animal abuse law in News & Record

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79)  was a leading advocate for Susie’s Law, an animal abuse law that went into effect four years ago, and Vaughan has used Susie’s Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and at Elon University School of Law to show students how a bill is made. Previous reports from WRAL cite that Susie’s Law, or House Bill 1609, reclassifies the “malicious abuse, torture or killing” of an animal as a Class H felony. That increases the penalties for animal cruelty to a maximum 10-month jail sentence.

When Donna Lawrence wakes up every day, she rubs her dog’s head, feeling the scars that run from her skull all the way down her back. Hair won’t ever grow there, and Susie, the pit bull mix with the big brown eyes and brindle coat, will always have stubs for ears.

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NCAJ Chapter to host ‘What I Wish I Learned in Law School’ panel discussion Monday, Nov. 10

Wake Forest Law’s newly revived chapter of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) will host a panel discussion,”What I Wish I Learned in Law School,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310.

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Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan to discuss a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Monday, Sept. 8

Mayors Allen Joines of Winston-Salem and Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro will discuss a “Tale of Two Cities” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in Room 1308 of the Worrell Professional Center.  The event is open to all faculty, staff and students. Continue reading »

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79) quoted about felony criminal defendants ability to waive jury trials in WRAL.com article

Criminal defendants charged with all but the most serious felonies would be able to have a judge, rather than a jury of their peers, decide whether they are guilty or innocent if voters approve a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Continue reading »