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Alumni Profile: Andrea Santoro (’09) and Tom Santoro (’08)

With a biography that includes stints as a teenage daycare worker in a French village and host of a television program about business in Beijing, Tom Santoro (’08), who is currently Chief of Party at a nonprofit law firm in Nairobi, Kenya, might have one of the more eclectic and international resumes in recent history at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

Judge Marty McGee (’95) discusses experience in U.S. Supreme Court cases Shaw v. Hunt and Shaw v. Cromartie

Judge Martin B. (Marty) McGee (’95) reflects on his past experience in the Shaw v. Hunt and Shaw v. Cromartie U.S. Supreme Court cases, inspired by a redistricting paper he wrote in 1994 while at Wake Forest Law under the supervision of Dean Miles Foy. McGee currently serves as a Special Superior Court Judge in Cabarrus County.

Gene Braswell (’70) argues in U.S. Supreme Court in 1979 miranda rights case

R. Gene Braswell (’70) is retired attorney that worked in private practice with Henson P. Barnes, a partnership among seven attorneys. Braswell successfully practiced civil and criminal law in Goldsboro, N.C. for his entire career. One of two highlights of his career occurred In 1979, when Mr. Braswell appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue the case North Carolina v. Butler (No.78-354). Braswell was appointed by the court to argue for Willie Thomas Butler, a man who had made statements incriminating himself after being read his Miranda rights. After he was convicted in the case, he appealed to have those statements removed, claiming that he had not officially waived his right to legal counsel at the time that those statements were made. Continue reading »

Worrell Professional Center

Law Alumni Weekend to be held at Worrell Professional Center on Oct. 17-18, 2014

All Wake Forest Law School alumni are invited to participate in the school’s first-ever Law Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, 2014.
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Alumni Profile: Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) credits Wake Forest with shaping her career, family

Wake Forest Law is where Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) received her introduction to her career-shaping passion for employment law. It’s also where she met her husband, Craig Wheaton (’81) and one of her life-long best friends, Marci Armstrong (’83), during her first week of law school. That might have been enough to make her grateful for her Wake Forest experiences, but recently Fox hit another lifetime highlight when she traveled to Washington, D.C., in May 2014 with Wheaton and 18 other alumni to be sworn in as part of a group admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Wake Forest Law Challenge Cup

Davis and Hamrick wins inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge

The results are in and Davis and Hamrick has won the inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge. The Winston-Salem-based law firm had 100 percent participation in giving to their alma mater by its Wake Forest Law alumni as well as the highest average gift among the 57 law firms that participated in the challenge. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) appointed to N.C. Court of Appeals

RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory announced today that he will appoint Winston-Salem lawyer Richard Dietz (’02) to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Dietz will fill the seat of Judge Bob Hunter, Jr., who will become a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court on Sept. 6.

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Law Board of Visitors welcomes new members and leaders

Wake Forest University School of Law’s Law Board of Visitors is an alumni organization dedicated to helping the advancement of the law school and its students. The duties of the LBOV include leadership and guidance related to career services, admissions, curriculum, clinics, fundraising, and the strategic plans for the law school’s future. Continue reading »

Michael W. Ryan (’08 ) co-authors article published in National Law Review

Michael W. Ryan (’08 ) is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He co-authored the following article along with McDermott Will & Emery LLP colleagues: Partner Paul W. Radensky, M.D.,  Senior Director of Health Policy John Warren, and Partner Eric Zimmerman. Continue reading »

Rose Council welcomes new leadership, members

After its retooling in 2013, the Rose Council, formerly the Young Alumni Board, has added new members and a new board of leaders. Continue reading »