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North Carolina Business Court Clerk Profile: Kelly Warlich (JD ’16)

Wake Forest Law is the only ranked law school in the country that is also home to a working business court. When the North Carolina Business Court heard its first case in January 2017 in its newest court located in the Worrell Professional Center, it came to light that Wake Forest Law alumni are currently working as clerks within each of the four state business court locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and now in Winston-Salem. Kelly Warlich (JD ’16) is the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Robinson at the North Carolina Business Court in Winston-Salem. A native of New Canaan, Connecticut, Warlich majored in psychology at Oberlin College before attending Wake Forest Law. “I have really enjoyed seeing hearings and attorneys’ different argument styles, as well as hearing the perspectives of, and learning from, the Business Court judges,” she says. Following is an interview with Warlich about her clerkship.

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Greenville, North Carolina, City Attorney David A. Holec (JD ’80) announces retirement

Greenville, North Carolina, City Attorney David A. Holec (JD ’80) announced his retirement after nearly 37 years in municipal law and 20 years with Greenville’s City Council. The story, “After two decades, city attorney transitions out,” that follows was originally published on The Daily Reflector’s website on May 13, 2017. Continue reading »

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NCBA honors Judge Fred Morrison Jr. (JD ’63) with first Administrative Law Award

Judge Fred Morrison (JD ’63) was recently honored with the first Administrative Law Award for Excellence from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). The NCBA published the following story, “Administrative Law Honors Morrison,” on its website.

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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic finishes Spring 2017 semester with activity in six appeals

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic has just completed a busy stretch that included work in six different appeals in four appellate courts, according to Professor John Korzen (’91), clinic director. Continue reading »

Shaka Mitchell (JD ’04) asks ‘Can helicopter parents save struggling schools?’ at Nashville TEDx Talk

Shaka Mitchell (JD ’04) gave a TEDx Talk in Nashville entitled, “Can helicopter parents save struggling schools?,” on May 8 2017.

During the talk, Mitchell says, “Despite what you might think, we are all helicopter parents to some degree. Let’s channel that energy in ways that benefit our kids – all kids – in school, not just on the athletic fields.”

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) named interim director of Office of Career and Professional Development

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.

“In her role as associate director for the past six years, Francie has always shown exemplary initiative, innovation and professionalism in her work with students, employers, faculty and the larger community,” says Associate Dean of Students and Administration Ann Gibbs.  “Francie will lead the OCPD until we conclude a search for the new leader of this important office.”

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Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80), Justin Reissman (JD ’17) chosen to speak at 2017 Hooding Ceremony

The Wake Forest Law Class of 2017 has chosen Professor Steve Garland (JD ’80) and Justin Reissman (JD ’17) to be the speakers for the Wake Forest University School of Law Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Continue reading »

Larry Harris (JD ’65) receives Liberty Bell Award from Cabarrus County Bar Association

The Cabarrus County Bar Association honored attorney Larry Harris (JD ’65) with the Liberty Bell Award for his 51 years of service, according to the following story, “Law Day” that was published in the Independent Tribune on May 6, 2017. A similar story was published in the Cabarrus Magazine. Continue reading »

Photo of Wake Forest Law student Jason Chung (JD '17), alumna Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00) and Professor Omari Simmons pose following her presentation as part of the Business Law Program's Sager Series.

Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00) enjoys having a seat at Krispy Kreme’s table

Indulging in a hot, glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is a sweet reminder of success for Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ‘00). As vice president and general counsel of the Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, she faces the unique challenges of helping run an international business on a daily basis. Continue reading »