Alumni

Robert ‘Bobby’ Higdon Jr. (JD ’89, BA ’85) sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of N.C.

Robert “Bobby” J. Higdon, Jr. (JD ’89, BA ’85), a white collar and investigations partner for Williams Mullen in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been sworn in as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, following his nomination by President Donald Trump on Aug. 2, 2017, and confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 28.

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Robert J. Higdon, Jr. [Photo courtesy of WWay News]

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Judge ‘Gil’ Burnett (JD ’56) receives StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award

Judge Gilbert “Gil” Henry Burnett (JD ’56), of Burgaw, North Carolina, has received a StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award.  Judge Burnett, one of three winners of this year’s award, served as district judge for North Carolina’s 5th Judicial District from 1969 to 1992.

A portion of the StarNews article written by Ben Steelman on Judge Burnett’s award and career highlights follows.

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Students, alumni take shared passion regarding partisan gerrymandering beyond the classroom

Wake Forest School of Law’s Seth Williford (JD ’18), Morgan Mayes (JD ’18) and Chris Salemme (JD ’17), who is serving as a fellow in the Veterans Clinic, took their shared passion for learning beyond the classroom this week to the United States Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review presents ‘Driving Around the World in One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,’ as Fall 2017 symposium on Nov. 17

Wake Forest Law Review’s Fall 2017 symposium, “Driving Around The World In One Day: Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles,” will explore the various approaches around the world to liability for traffic accidents from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017,  in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Registration is not required but it is encouraged due to parking constraints. Continue reading »

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Drake Law Professor Melissa Weresh (BA ’89) to speak to Wake Forest School of Law faculty, students

Wake Forest School of Law will host visiting distinguished scholar, Professor Melissa Weresh (BA ’89) of Drake University Law School on Thursday, Sept. 14, and and Friday, Sept. 15 thanks in part to a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

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Wake Forest School of Law graduates have highest bar passage rate among North Carolina law schools

Wake Forest School of Law graduates had the highest overall bar passage rate (which includes repeaters) at 86 percent among North Carolina law schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July 2017. That’s compared with a state overall passage rate of 62 percent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.

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Media Roundup for the week of Sept. 1, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Sept. 1, 2017:

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Participants in D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program gain valuable experience

Wake Forest School of Law students participating in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program had a busy summer clerking in some of the nation’s most vibrant courts as well as taking field trips to Quantico, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Federal Circuit and networking with alumni.
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Save the Date: 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series events announced

The Business Law Program is pleased to announce the distinguished 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series invitees.

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Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team heading back to NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC)

A Wake Forest Law trial advocacy team is once again among 16 teams chosen to compete in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (TOC), sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The competition, which will run Nov. 1-4, 2017, will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the new Federal Courthouse on the Loyola Law School campus. Continue reading »