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Wake Forest Law faculty move up eight spots on 2018 Scholarly Impact Score ranking

Members of the Wake Forest Law faculty have moved up eight spots on the “Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third“ by Gregory C. Sisk (St. Thomas) et al.

The updated 2018 study explores the scholarly impact of law faculties, ranking the top third of American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools. Refined by Brian Leiter, the “Scholarly Impact Score” for a law faculty is calculated from the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured faculty members. In addition to a school-by-school ranking, it reports the mean, median, and weighted score, along with a listing of the tenured law faculty members at each school with the 10 highest individual citation counts.

According to the new ranking, Wake Forest faculty members whose scholarship had the most impact in 2018 are: Jonathan Cardi, Kami Chavis, Michael Curtis, Michael Green, Mark Hall, John Knox, Alan Palmiter, Gregory Parks, Sid Shapiro, Margaret Taylor, and Ron Wright. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter keynote speaker at Brooklyn Law School’s ‘Corporate Triplespeak’ on Sept. 28

Professor Alan Palmiter, Wake Forest University’s presidential chair for Business Law, presented the Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.  The lecture, which was hosted by the school’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation (CSBLR) and Brooklyn Law Review, is titled “Corporate Triplespeak: Responses by Investor-Owned Utilities to the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan.”

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Alan Palmiter named William T. Wilson, III, Presidential Chair for Business Law

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has announced the appointment of Alan Palmiter as the William T. Wilson, III, Presidential Chair for Business Law. The university named its two newest chairs on July 13, 2017. In addition to Palmiter, Koleman Strumpf was named the Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy. Continue reading »

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North Carolina Business Court Clerk Profile: Brinson Taylor (JD ’15)

Wake Forest Law is the only ranked law school in the country that is also home to a working business court. When the North Carolina Business Court heard its first case in January 2017 in its newest court located in the Worrell Professional Center, it came to light that Wake Forest Law alumni are currently working as clerks within each of the four state business court locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro as well as Winston-Salem. A Wake Forest Law alumni works within each of the state business courts, in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and now Winston-Salem. Brinson Taylor (JD ‘15) is the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Greg McGuire at the North Carolina Business Court in Raleigh. Taylor, who is a Winston-Salem native and previously clerked in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, says he has been surprised by the amount of practical experience he has gained as a business court clerk. His advice to current law students who think they want to clerk in the business court? “Start early.” Following is an interview with Taylor about his clerkship.

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Professor Alan Palmiter participates in SEC Summit on March 10 in Washington, D.C.

Professor Alan Palmiter, associate dean of graduate programs and the Howard L. Oleck Professor of Business Law, is participating in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  Evidence Summit on March 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

JD Alois of Crowdfunder Insider wrote the following preview, “SEC Schedules ‘Evidence Summit:’ How Investors Think & Act,” which was published on Feb. 27, 2017.

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts 25th biennial Business Symposium ‘The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ on March 24

Wake Forest Law Review 2017 Spring Symposium — the journal’s 25th biennial Business Symposium — will focus on “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” (SWFs), which have emerged over the past decade as an important new force in global finance.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3221. Approval of free Continuing Legal Education credit from the North Carolina Bar is pending.

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Professor Alan Palmiter tells Reuters ‘it’s hard to imagine a clearer corporate conflict of interest’ regarding Fidelity 401k scandal

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in the following Reuters story, “How a Private Fund of the Family that Runs Fidelity is Pocketing Hundreds of Millions off Americans’ 401(k),” originally published in Fortune on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

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Andrew Kilpinen (JD ’16) to clerk for Chief Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13

Andrew Kilpinen (JD ‘ 16) has accepted a judicial clerkship with Chief Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Kilpinen’s clerkship will begin after graduation. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in Italian Newspaper on academics coming to the University of Bergamo

Professor Alan Palmiter was quoted in an Italian Newspaper this week on academics being incorporated in the University of Bergamo in Italy.  Continue reading »

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Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of first students to be admitted into newest dual degree program

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/MASus) degree. Unlike most dual-degree offerings, students will be able to earn both degrees in three years.

Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of the first students to be admitted into the new program, which allows him to pursue studies of sustainability from the perspectives of law, business, economics, science and public policy.

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