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Senate approves judicial nomination of Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to fill vacancy left by Judge Samuel Wilson (’74)

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.  The U.S. Senate confirmed late Tuesday night Elizabeth Dillon (’86), a Salem attorney, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil and the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) discuss U.S. death penalty at National Taiwan University

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will join the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei.

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Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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Joslin Davis (’77) named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Joslin Davis (’77), a nationally recognized family law attorney, has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) co-authors ABA Franchise Law Journal article on regulation in food service industry

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) has co-writtten an article featured in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Law Journal entitled, “Responding to Increased Regulation of the Food Service Industry: A Practical Analysis of Supply Chain Solutions for Franchisors and Franchisees.” Continue reading »

Lots of confusion – and a few laughs – for two alumni with same name

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “The other Kevin Williams” has become a familiar phrase in the lives of two lawyers in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Continue reading »

Wake Forest University School of Law student Marc Rigsby ('12) and Shay Miller ('13) pose with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Lacing up: Ties bring Virginia native Marc Rigsby (’12) to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –These two endeavors might not match up to some, but to Marc Rigsby (’12), they’re the perfect pair. Continue reading »

Lowe’s names Bill McCanless (’82) general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Ross W. (Bill) McCanless (’82) will be joining the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 12, 2015. McCanless will replace Gaither M. Keener (’77), who announced plans to retire from the company following 30 years of service. Continue reading »
Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Anne Dover, Sarah Kelly, Joyce Neely ('75), and Karyn Howard Smith. Picture from ForsythWoman.com

Joyce Neely (’75), owner of RayLen Vineyards, featured in Forsyth Woman

Joyce Neely (’75) is the owner of RayLen Vineyards & Winery and was featured in the following November 2014 article in Forsyth Woman magazine.

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Hearing for Elizabeth K. Dillon (’86) nomination to become a federal judge to be Livestreamed on Thursday, Nov. 13

Federal lawmakers will hold a hearing to review President Barack Obama’s nomination of Salem, Va., attorney Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to the U.S. District Court bench. The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing for her to fill the vacant judgeship in Roanoke is schedule for 11 a.m.  Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building and will be Livestreamed  on the Judiciary website. Obama nominated Dillon in September for the seat vacated by Samuel Wilson, who retired earlier this year. An attorney for 28 years, Dillon is a former Roanoke assistant city attorney and her private practice is made up of trials, appellate work and other state and federal litigation, according to her website.

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