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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) published in Law360 discussing Native American land allotment

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) authored the following article, “The Current Battle Over Native American Land Allotment,” originally published on Law360 on April 1, 2016.

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Wake Forest University School of Law

The National Jurist ranks Wake Forest Law among top 50 schools with the most alumni as big firm partners

The National Jurist ranked Wake Forest School of Law number 39 out of 50 schools with the most alumni as big firm partners in 2016.

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Judge Marion Warren, director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), shakes hands with Dean Suzanne Reynolds at the signing of the official documents making Wake Forest Law home to the newest N.C. Business Court.

Triad Business Journal interviews Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) about Wake Forest Law becoming home to newest North Carolina Business Court

Wake Forest Law’s hosting of the newest North Carolina Business Court was covered in the Triad Business Journal’s article, “How Wake Forest Law landed the state’s newest business court seat,” by reporter Owen Covington originally published on March 15, 2016.

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AAJ Trial Team

Trial teams win AAJ Regional Championship second year in a row in first all-Wake Forest Law final in tournament history

With almost inarticulable pride, American Association of Justice (AAJ) Coaches Matt Breeding (JD ’06) and Katie King (JD ’12) announced on Monday, March 14, that Wake Forest School of Law has won the AAJ Regional Championship for the second year in a row. And they did so by narrowly defeating … Wake Forest.

“That’s right: the top two teams at this year’s regional tournament were both from our beloved law school,” the coaches said.

Just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016, the two talented trial teams from Wake Forest Law met in the Wake County Courthouse for the final round of the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition (STAC) held in Raleigh, North Carolina, over the weekend. Wake Forest’s first team, led by overall captain Joshua Bussen (JD ’16) won a hard-fought battle against its most formidable rival, Wake Forest’s second team, led by captain Daniel Galyon (JD ’16). The round could not have been closer, with Bussen’s team winning two judges to one over Galyon’s squad.

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Judge Marion Warren, director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), shakes hands with Dean Suzanne Reynolds at the signing of the official documents making Wake Forest Law home to the newest N.C. Business Court.

Wake Forest Law to become home to newest North Carolina Business Court

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law will become home to the newest North Carolina Business Court, state officials announced Wednesday, March 9.

The newest courtroom should be ready to take cases in January 2017, according to Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) quoted in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly about standardized tests

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) is quoted in the following story, “Wake Forest Law weighs alternatives to LSAT for admissions” published originally in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on March 2.

The story discusses law schools that are considering accepting the GRE in place of the LSAT. Wake Forest School of Law is in the process of conducting tests to determine the reliability of the GRE in comparison to the LSAT. Continue reading »

E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) quoted in The Winston-Salem Journal about Kernersville couple’s lawsuit

Wake Forest Law alumnus E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) was quoted in the following article, “Judge: Kernersville officers’ actions violated Surry County couple’s rights; lawsuit will go to trial,” published originally in “The Winston-Salem Journal” on Feb. 27.

Dummit is one of the attorneys for Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez, a Kernersville couple who filed a lawsuit against the town as well as five police officers in 2014. “Mr. Dummit is an aggressive trial attorney who has earned a reputation for successfully and professionally representing his clients in the courtroom. He has focused his practice in actual courtroom litigation for 20 years and has had extensive experience in district and superior courts, and in both State and Federal Courts,” according to the Dummit & Fraden website.

The story follows below.

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Alumna Barbara Meeks (JD ’95) profiled in the Charlotte Business Journal

Wake Forest alumnus Barbara Meeks  (JD ’95) was profiled in the following article, “Corporate Counsel Awards: Barbara Meeks, Wells Fargo & Co.,” published originally in the “Charlotte Business Journal” on Feb. 26. Meeks is the Assistant General Counsel at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Professor Jonathan Cardi receives Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award, James Williams Jr. (JD ’66) receives Medallion of Merit

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Professor Jonathan Cardi, the law school’s Associate Dean for Research and Development, by Provost Rogan Kersh at the Founder’s Day Convocation on Feb. 18 in Wait Chapel. Also, James T. Williams Jr. (’62, JD ’66) received the Medallion of Merit, the University’s highest honor, which is presented annually for outstanding achievement and distinguished contribution to the University. Williams is the long-time firm manager of Brooks Pierce.

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Ryo Kawamura (‘99) Recounts His Positive Experiences as an LL.M. at Wake Forest Law School

 Ryo Kawamura (LL.M. ’99), first Japanese graduate of Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, is now senior legal adviser for Ube Industries, Ltd., an international manufacturing and technology corporation. Most recently, Kawamura facilitated negotiations for the acquisition of subsidiary Advanced Electrolyte Technologies LLC, a joint venture company of UBE and Dow Chemical.

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