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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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Wendsler Nosie of the San Carlos Apache Tribe discusses  "Protecting Native American Cultural Sites: Defending Sacred Land at Oak Flats, Arizona, and Water at Standing Rock - the Struggle Against Corporate Mining, an Oil Pipeline and the U.S. Congress" in the class of David Smith (JD '84) on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Adjunct Professor David Smith (JD ’84) hosts former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Council to discuss mining protests

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84), who teaches Federal Indian Law, had Wendsler Nosie, a member and a former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Council in Arizona, speak to his class on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Nosie’s presentation is featured in the following story, “Apache protesters against mining operations willing to die for their cause, their leader says,”written by John Hinton and originally published in The Winston-Salem Journal. The event was co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Department for the Study of Religions.

Smith is one of the foremost litigators in matters concerning Native American rights. He serves as Class Counsel in the representation of approximately 500,000 Native Americans in Cobell v. Jewell, a class action against the United States arising out of the mismanagement of the individual Indian Trust, which resulted in the largest class action settlement against the federal government. He also served as lead counsel in the case of Alabama v. PCI Gaming Authoritywhich successfully defended the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from efforts by the state to subject tribal lands to state authority. He speaks and writes frequently on federal Indian policy and has taught at Notre Dame University School of Law and Washington & Lee School of Law. He practices in the Washington, D.C., office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and lives in Easton, Maryland, with his wife Jana, a successful lawyer and musician.

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From left, Ashley Escoe, Rolf Garcia-Gallont, John I. Sanders and A.J. Ceberio before the 2016 Wake Forest Law Commencement Ceremony.  Photo courtesy of John I. Sanders

John I. Sanders (JD ’16) authors Huffington Post blog post on insider trading

John I. Sanders (JD ’16), formerly a member of Wake Forest Law Review and the president and treasurer of the Wake Intellectual Property Student Association (WIPSA), authored the following post, “Insider Trading: A Danger for New Lawyers,” published on the Huffington Post blog on Sept. 16, 2016.

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It’s not too late to sign up for 2016 Wake Forest Charlotte Center’s Cybersecurity certificate program

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2016 Wake Forest Charlotte Center’s Cybersecurity certificate program led by David Furr (BS ’80, JD ’82) and Christopher Swecker (JD ’81). The program, which educate participants on the evolving threats within cybersecurity architecture and the methodology to analyzing and resolving security compromises, will hold it’s second class on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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Law Alumni Weekend 2016 set for Nov. 4-5 at Worrell Professional Center

All Wake Forest School of Law alumni are invited to participate in the school’s third annual Law Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law Review teams with John Richmond (JD ‘98) on ‘Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues’ symposium on Friday, Oct. 28

John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, has teamed up with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.  The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 1312 with a reception will follow. The North Carolina Bar has approved the symposium for 5.5 hours of CLE credit.

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Mary Jane Skelly (PhD '15) and Michael Klotz (JD '15)

Dominic Interlicchia (JD ’18) interviews Michael Klotz (JD ’15) of Jones Day, New York

The following interview was conducted with Michael Klotz (JD ’15) who is an associate at Jones Day in New York City. Klotz, who specializes in business and tort litigation, is a former Wake Forest Law Fletcher Scholarship recipient.

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Coleman Cowan (JD ’95) investigates African soccer child-trafficking network in Showtime debut Tuesday, Sept. 6

Coleman Cowan (JD ’95) reveals the corruption seeded in international soccer in his recent “60 Minutes Sports” investigation of a child-trafficking network that targets African athletes. “Out of Africa” premieres at 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Sept. 6, as part of “60 Minutes Sports” on Showtime.

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Megan Ratley

Megan Ratley joins University Advancement as Assistant Director of Law Alumni Engagement

Megan Ratley joined Wake Forest University Advancement on Aug. 1, 2016, as Assistant Director of Law Alumni Engagement.

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Alumna Julia Wicker Lee (BA '99, JD '03), photo courtesy of the Triangle Business Journal

Julia Wicker Lee (BA ’99, JD ’03) appointed UNCW Associate General Counsel

Julia Wicker Lee (BA ’99, JD ’03) has been appointed Associate General Counsel for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).  The following article regarding her appointment was released by UNCW News on Aug. 30, 2016.

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