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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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Clayton Somers (JD ’96) joins UNC-Chapel Hill as vice chancellor of public affairs

The Raleigh News and Observer’s Colin Campbell published the following story about Clayton Somers (JD ’96), “NC House Speaker’s chief of staff gets new leadership job at UNC-Chapel Hill,” on Jan. 9, 2017.

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Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) named Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff

Wake Forest Law’s Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) has been confirmed as Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff, according to the following story written by Ken de la Bastide and published in the Anderson (Ind.) Herald Bulletin on Jan. 6, 2012, here.

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Garland Yates (JD ’76) featured in Asheboro Courier-Tribune as one of North Carolina’s longest-serving DAs

Former Randolph County District Attorney Garland Yates (JD ’76), one of the longest-serving district attorneys in North Carolina, is featured in the following story, “Yates retires after 36 years as DA,” written by Larry Penkava and published by the Asheboro Courier-Tribune on Jan. 3, 2017.

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Politico reports Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) expected to be named chief of staff for Vice President elect Mike Pence

Politico reports that Vice President elect Mike Pence is expected to name Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) as his chief of staff in the following story written by Matthew Nussbaum and published on Jan. 3, 2017.

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Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic

Professors Mark Rabil, Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) featured in USA Today

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Program, is featured in the following story about Adjunct Professor Kimberly C. Stevens (JD ’92), originally written by Tonya Maxwell of the Asheville Citizen-Times here, which was also published in USA Today here on Jan. 2, 2017.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted by ABC News

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following ABC News story, “North Carolina’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill Likely to Remain Despite Election of Democratic Governor, Experts Say,” reported by Avianne Tan and Veronica Stracqualursi on Dec. 7, 2016. Following is an excerpt from the original story.

District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91)

Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program, alumnae featured in Fox 8 news segment

The Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program along with two Wake Forest Law alumnae was featured in a Fox 8 news story and segment, “Forsyth County ‘Teen Court’ program prevents youth criminalization,” that aired on Dec. 2, 2016.

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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attends Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony on behalf of award recipient Elouise Cobell

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attended the Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at the White House. Smith attended on behalf of the late Elouise Cobell, a client and friend, who died in 2011.

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Alumni, professors featured in Law School Transparency podcast series ‘Women in the Law’

Wake Forest Law, along with the university’s Office of the Provost, the Wake Graduate Women in Business (WGWIB),  the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Anna Julia Cooper Center and the Women’s Center. has sponsored the first podcast and roundtable discussion about sexism in the legal profession for the new Law School Transparency (LST) series, “Women in the Law.” You can listen to the podcast and the subsequent roundtable discussion here: http://www.lstradio.com/women/?theme=sexism

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