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Paul Wingate

Paul Wingate joins Wake Forest Law as assistant dean of development

Paul Wingate (BA ’92) has joined Wake Forest School of Law as the new Assistant Dean for Law School Alumni and Development. “Paul brings a fascinating background to his development work for the law school,” says Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77). “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to us, and I know from development trips with him in Charlotte and Greensboro that he loves the law school and its alumni.” Continue reading »

Brandon Heffinger (’14) to clerk with Judge Richard L. Voorhees of U.S. District Court

Former U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brandon Heffinger (’14) has received and accepted an offer to clerk to with Judge Richard L. Voorhees of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte. He has been working at Alston & Bird LLP in Charlotte since graduation from Wake Forest Law. Professor Abigail Perdue worked with Heffinger when he participated in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program during its initial launch. “He is a talented, bright, and ambitious young man,” says Perdue, who directs the program. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall named new Health Law and Policy Program director

Wake Forest Law is introducing its Health Law and Policy Program, which is designed to strengthen students’ knowledge and engagement to prepare them to enter the fields of health law and public policy, in fall 2015. Continue reading »

Lawrence Baker (JD ’90) elected as NCADA secretary

The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) recently held its 38th annual meeting where Lawrence Baker (JD ’90)  was elected to serve as secretary .  Continue reading »

Allan Head ('69)

Allan Head (JD ’69) awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Allan Head (JD ’69) has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This is awarded to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) receives Renaissance Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has received the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). Continue reading »

Outgoing North Carolina Bar President Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) leads by example

When Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) attended Wake Forest Law, it was a different time. In 1973, women were just beginning to gain a foothold in careers such as law that were traditionally reserved for men. Continue reading »

Christopher Nichols ('91, JD '94) with Dean Suzanne Reynolds at the NC Advocates for Justice induction ceremony on June 15, 2015.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice elect Chris Nichols (’91, JD ’94) as president

Chris Nichols (’91, JD 94), a partner at the Nichols Law Firm in Raleigh, has been elected president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys and other legal professionals who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases. Continue reading »

Sarah Wheaton ('17)

Gene Boyce (’56) advises law students during ‘A Conversation With’ to pick the right circumstances in life

G. Eugene “Gene” Boyce (’56) spoke at Wake Forest Law on Wednesday, April 8, about his lengthy and impressive career as an attorney. Mr. Boyce was the featured speaker for the law school’s “Conversation With” series in the Worrell Professional Center.  He was interviewed by Sarah Wesley Wheaton (’17).

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Shon Lawson Glimore

Shon Lawson Gilmore fills much-needed role as Wake Forest Law’s first-ever alumni relations coordinator

The first thing you notice about Shon Lawson Gilmore is her smile. And how it reaches all the way up into her eyes. It’s her smile that draws people instantaneously to her but it’s her sincerity that keeps them coming back. Both wonderful qualities to have when working with a variety of people, which is what she does in her new role as Alumni Relations coordinator for the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Gilmore is the liaison for alumni to each other and their law school. The need for this position has become increasingly important in recent years as the law school strives to communicate with and engage its alumni in the best possible ways, says Jon McLamb, assistant dean of development for the law school.

“Shon’s top priority is to create new, meaningful alumni activities and communication that connects our alumni with each other and to the law school, while building on what we already have in place,” he explains. “We realized that we needed someone who was solely devoted to alumni events and communication and Shon turned out to be the perfect fit for this role.”

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