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Stephanie Beale (JD '13)

Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) finds work/life balance in Pacific Northwest

Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) didn’t know anyone in Portland, Oregon, when she began interviewing with Pite Duncan LLP. Before attending Wake Forest Law, the Mississippi native had never lived in a city larger than Winston-Salem, North Carolina. But that didn’t stop her from taking a chance.

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Juvenile Law Externship provides students with real, practical client experience

For a lawyer, says Erica Oates (BA ’14, JD ’17), talking to young people about criminal statutes and the burden of proof can be difficult.

It can be arduous, challenging.

“I learned that if I can get a kid to understand that, I can probably get an adult to understand it in a criminal or civil context.”

It can be rewarding, too.

Communicating with clients. A seemingly simple idea that, when wrapped in details and esoteric laws, can present myriad problems and complexities.

Offering students practical experience in communicating with clients is just one aspect of a relatively new course at Wake Forest Law.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property to host spring symposium on banking industry issues on Feb. 10, 2017

The Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will focus on a variety of banking issues at its spring symposium, “Banking Law: Current and Future Issues,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017,  in the Worrell Professional Center. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina State Bar is pending approval.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall, Brad Wilson (JD ’78) quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about rising Blue Cross premiums

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in a Winston-Salem Journal story, “Blue Cross premiums rising 24 percent,” written by Richard Craver and published on Oct. 14, 2016, that states, “Most consumers buying health insurance on the North Carolina version of the federal exchange will face a 24.3 percent increase in monthly premiums in 2017, Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. confirmed Friday.”

Professor Hall,  a nationally renowned health care expert, said in the story he is “optimistic that Blue Cross will be able to succeed in this market for the longer term.”

“The exit of several competitors will result in increased enrollment, and it appears that they have received the rate increases they need to avoid losing money.”

Read the original story, which also quotes Brad Wilson  (JD ’78), Blue Cross’ chief executive and president, here.

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Photo courtesy of Harold Eustache, Jr. (JD '14)

Forsyth County Assistant District Attorney Harold Eustache Jr. (JD ’14) assigned to county’s new veterans treatment court

Harold Eustache Jr. (JD ’14), assistant Forsyth County district attorney, has been assigned to the county’s new veterans treatment court, to open later this month.  Esutache will work with Casey Shillito, an assistant public defender. Both men are military veterans.

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Brother and sister Marshall and Gracie Eudy (photo courtesy of Marshall Eudy)

Marshall Eudy (JD ’11) profiled in Austin American-Statesman about relationship with sister and involvement with Down syndrome association

Marshall Eudy (JD ’11), corporate counsel of Mood Media, was profiled in the following Austin American-Statesman article, “Marshall Eudy and the making of a perfect family,” published on Oct. 5, 2016.  The article details his relationship with his beloved sister Gracie, who was born with Down syndrome; his involvement with Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas and more.

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Eric Iskra (JD '94)  (photo courtesy of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Law Firm)

Eric Iskra (JD ’94) elected to ABA’s Council of the Labor and Employment Law section

Eric Iskra (JD ’94) was elected to the Council of the Labor and Employment Law section of the American Bar Association (ABA) in September 2016.

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Lisa Dubs (JD '94) (photo courtesy of CDPL)

Lisa Dubs (JD ’87) receives 2016 J. Kirk Osborn Award for outstanding death penalty defense

Lisa Dubs (JD ’87) won the Center for Death Penalty Litigation’s (CDPL) 2016 J. Kirk Osborn Award on Oct. 6, 2016.  Dubs was recognized for her outstanding defense work on behalf of indigent clients facing the death penalty.  Dubs is renowned for protecting clients from conviction and securing life sentences in challenging capital cases, according to the CDPL website.

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Matthew Bryant (JD ’95) featured in Winston-Salem Journal story ‘Forsyth judge to state: Start paying Winston-Salem beltway landowners’

Matthew Bryant (JD ’95) is featured in the following Winston-Salem Journal story, “Forsyth judge to state: Start paying Winston-Salem beltway landowners,” written by Wesley Young and published on Oct. 3, 2016.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) responds to political disarray, publishes textbook on sexual orientation for undergraduate political science students

North Carolina has endured a frenzy of political disarray over the past year, from House Bill 2 backlash to the recent protests in Charlotte over the death of Keith Lamont Scott.  During this turbulent time, Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) has provided expert guidance, opinions and more to media sources, all while publishing a textbook for undergraduate political science students.

“When you do the sort of work I do, you’re almost always responding to some emergency,” Professor Gilreath says. “House Bill 2 was just another emergency that needed a response, and I think in many ways, the response of the mainstream gay groups and of the Department of Justice has been the wrong response. I felt my role was to try to clarify the question we should be asking before formulating the response.”

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