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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. The event was co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Department for the Study of Religions.

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.  It was reposted on Penchanga.com.

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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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) featured in Huffington Post Blog Q & A on North Carolina politics and recent events

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD’02) was featured in a Q & A interview about North Carolina politics and recent events, including the Keith Lamont Scott protests and House Bill 2, on The Huffington Post Blog.  The following post, “How North Carolina Hurt Keith Lamont Scott,” was published by Jordan Barkin on Sept. 23, 2016.

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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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Cyber

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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David Furr (BS ‘80, JD ’82) leads Wake Forest Charlotte Center’s Cybersecurity Certificate Program for Fall 2016

David Furr (BS ’80, JD ’82), with the help of Christopher Swecker (JD ’81), is educating participants in the Fall 2016 Wake Forest Charlotte Center’s Cybersecurity Program on the evolving threats within cybersecurity architecture and the methodology to analyzing and resolving security compromises.

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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 to 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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