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National Jurist names Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among ‘Law Students of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest University Law student has been recognized among the nation’s top law students by the magazine. Scotton is the only law student from North Carolina to receive the honor in 2018. Continue reading »

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Memorial service for longtime N.C. Bar Association Executive Director Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69) set for Feb. 20

Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69), who devoted 43 years of service to the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 73. He joined the staff of the NCBA/NCBF as executive secretary on Dec. 1, 1973, and served as executive director from 1981 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2016, according to an e-mail sent out by the NCBA.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 404 Enterprise Road, in Littleton, North Carolina.

“Allan Head had a profound impact on the legal profession in North Carolina,” said NCBA President Caryn McNeill. “The success of the North Carolina Bar Association is directly attributable to his vision and the degree to which he sincerely cared about our members and staff.  Continue reading »

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Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. shares the possibilities, opportunities of the legal profession

For Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. dedication to a career in law is all about finding possibilities and building opportunities.

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Sager Speaker Series to present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on March 22

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Edward Welch of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on Thursday, March 22, 2018, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic to collaborate with local organizations Feb. 24

The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter,  the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar,  Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina  and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the NAACP Headquarters, 4130 Oak Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, according to organizers. The Winston-Salem Chronicle also reported on this event.

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Bidding for annual online PILO auction starts Monday, Feb. 12; live auction set for Thursday, Feb. 22

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its biggest annual fundraiser — the PILO Auction — beginning online Monday, Feb. 12, followed by the live auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Tickets for the live event are $10 and can be purchased at

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Michael A. Grace (JD ’77) receives Wade M. Smith Award from NCBA Criminal Justice Section

Michael A. Grace (JD ’77), an adjunct professor for the Wake Forest University School of Law, will receive the Wade M. Smith Award from the North Carolina Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section at the Gilchrist/Smith Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in Raleigh. Continue reading »

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Earn CLE ethics credits with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February 2018

With the deadline for 2017 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and the Wake Forest School of Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in seven North Carolina cities: Charlotte, Greenville, Hickory, Wake Forest, Wilimington and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA). Continue reading »

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in two cases at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Jan. 30

For the 26th consecutive year, Wake Forest School of Law will host oral arguments for the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Oral arguments are set to begin at 3 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  A reception will follow in the Law Commons. The court session is open to the public. Continue reading »

Alumni in the News for December 2017

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from December 2017:

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