George Walker

WFU Law professor appointed to International Law Association committee

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor George Walker has been appointed to the International Law Association Baselines Committee as a representative from the International Law Association (American Branch).

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Katie Serfas wins 38th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

First-year law student Katie Serfas was declared the winner of the 38th Annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition on Friday, April 17.

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Wake Forest University School of Law’s Faculty News and Notes January 2009

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

WFU Law School’s PILO Charity Auction raises nearly $14,000

More than half of the Wake Forest University School of Law’s 460 students participated in the annual Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Charity Auction that raised nearly $14,000.

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Law School Faculty Engage in a Whirlwind of Professional Activities During Spring and Summer

Carol Anderson has been appointed as incoming chair of the programs committee of the NC Bar Foundation’s CLE Committee. The Bar Foundation is the CLE component of the NC Bar Association and is the largest provider of continuing legal education in the state. Professor Anderson will also be teaching a three-day basic trial skills seminar for the young associates from the various offices of Womble Carlyle in mid-June and will teach the Judicial Extern Program for two sessions of summer school. She has been invited to lecture on Direct and Cross Examination at the annual Building Trial Skills: National Session sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in Colorado.

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Faculty News

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Appellate Advocacy Clinic Lands Victory

Wake Forest law student, Meghan Poirier, spent much of her final spring semester in law school reviewing court records, writing briefs, and arguing in support of her Appellate Advocacy Clinic client, John Mooney.  Mr. Mooney had pled guilty to the charge of "being a felon in possession of a firearm" and was given a fifteen year prison sentence, the mandatory minimum under the applicable federal statute.  Mooney had filed a pro se petition for habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, contending that his lawyer provided him with ineffective assistance of counsel by advising him to plead guilty and not investigating whether there was a possible defense to the charge.  When the District Court denied his petition, he filed a notice of appeal to the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Virginia.  It was at that point that his legal path led him to Wake Forest’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Faculty News Update-October/November 2006

Carol Anderson is co-authoring a book with Mark Mandell, a former president of the American Trial Lawyers Association. She also recently organized and hosted a two day NITA teacher training program for adjunct trial practice faculty at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Law School Faculty Enters Spring Semester with Whirlwind of Engagements

Don Castleman recently coached the Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Team.  The team made it to the final round in New Orleans.

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Recent and Upcoming Fall Faculty Engagements and Accomplishments

Carol Anderson is teaching two new sections of advanced trial practice this fall in addition to her regular course load of basic trial practice and the litigation clinic.  Jim Fuller of The Macintosh Law Firm in Davidson and Ken Carlson of Constangy Brooks & Smith are each team-teaching one of these sections with her.  Enrollment is limited to 8 students who are learning how to take depositions, examine expert witnesses, detect deception in both witnesses and clients, and try an advanced case file.  Several top-notch speakers have come or are coming to lecture on various topics.  Bill Faison of Faison & Gillespie in Durham, NC came to talk about cutting-edge technology in the courtroom using Sanction II software in connection with a Smartboard.  Don Rabon of the NC Justice Academy will be discussing forensic interviewing and how to detect deception on October 7th.   Lastly, David Ball, author and trial consultant , will do a presentation on polishing communication skills for the courtroom later this month.   Professor Anderson is also coaching one of Wake Forest’s trial teams for the first time in 13 years.  She, along with co-coaches Kim Stevens and Mark Rabil, will be coaching our ATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America) teams in competitions to be held in March of 2006. This summer, Professor Anderson continued her basic trial advocacy training program for Womble Carlyle’s young associates from all of their offices in the southeast.

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