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WFU alumni to be recognized at North Carolina Bar Association’s annual meeting June 19-22

Several Wake Forest University alumni will receive awards at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 116th annual meeting June 19-22, 2014, at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in Wilmington.

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More than a dozen 2014 J.D. graduates receive judicial clerkships

Among the Wake Forest Law J.D. 2014 graduates,  13 have received judicial clerkships, according to the law school’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Continue reading »

Two couples among 20 Wake Forest Law alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Two married couples were among the 20 Wake Forest Law alumni who were admitted and sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. In all, 21 applicants associated with Wake Forest were sworn in to the high court, including a spouse of one alumna. Continue reading »

WFU Law alumni receive North Carolina Advocates for Justice Awards

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) presented several awards on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the annual convention in Sunset Beach, N.C. Included in the award honorees were Wake Forest Law adjunct faculty member, David Pishko, and  Robert “Hoppy” Elliot (’77) and M. Gordon Widenhouse (’81). Continue reading »

Seth Banks (’07) appointed as N.C. 24th prosecutorial district attorney

RALEIGH, N.C. — Seth Banks (’07) was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory as the district attorney of the 24th prosecutorial district on June 10, 2014, according to a press release issued by the governor’s office.

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David Furr (’82) teams up with Superman to honor hometown heroes

David Furr (’80, JD ’82) doesn’t wear a red cape, but he’s helping Superman pursue hometown heroes with the same zeal the Man of Steel pursues his archenemy Lex Luther. Continue reading »

Senator Phil Berger (’82) is called ‘likely the most powerful politician in N.C.’ in News & Record article

Last summer Ellie Kinnaird, an Orange County Democrat, resigned after 17 years in the state Senate to organize a grass-roots counterattack on the new voter ID law. Her chamber’s version of the bill had been shepherded into law by the staunchly conservative Senate leader, Phil Berger (’82), a Republican whose views on major political subjects such as taxes and education could not be more different from those of Kinnaird. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Shippensburg University

SHIPPENSBURG — Five Shippensburg University graduates received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award during the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony May 10.

Recipients are William Craig, Class of 2000; Richard Dietz, 1999; Katherine Heatley, 2007; Coast Guard Lt. Sean Palmer Jehu, 1996; and Marie R. McDonald, 1997. Continue reading »

Allan Head (’69) receives Father of the Year award from American Diabetes Association

The Father of the Year Award is presented annually by the National Father’s Day Committee of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. Presentation of the award is accompanied by a comprehensive fundraising campaign benefitting the American Diabetes Association.

Three North Carolina lawyers, all members of the North Carolina Bar Association, will be among those honored at regional Father of the Year Awards dinners in 36 cities across the country this year.

NCBA Executive Director Allan Head (’69) and William Scoggin will be honored June 5 in Raleigh, while Robert Norris will be honored June 20 in Charlotte.

The purpose of the award, according to the American Diabetes Association, is to recognize men who have made family a priority while balancing a demanding career and community involvement. They are outstanding role models as fathers.

Head joined the NCBA in 1973 as executive secretary and has been executive director since 1981. His numerous professional achievements include service as president of the National Association of Bar Executives in 2006-7 and recognition by the NABE as the 2010 recipient of its highest honor, the Bolton Award.

He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Read more about the Father of the Year Awards from the American Diabetes Association.

Allan Head ('69)

Allan Head (’69)

43rd Annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition finals round set for Thursday, April 17

The 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition finals round will be held Thursday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 1312.

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