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National Trial Team competes in 40th annual Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Competition

The Wake Forest Law National Trial team competed in the 40th annual Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Competition in Houston, Texas, on March 11-15, 2015. After facing the University of California Berkley and the University of Wisconsin in the first two rounds, the third rounds were power-ranked and Wake Forest fell to a strong Cumberland School of Law team. Continue reading »

Fred Williams ('38, '40)

A celebration of the life of Fred Williams (’38, ‘JD ’40) planned for Friday, March 20

Longtime Wake Forest Law supporter and life member of the law school’s Board of Visitors Fred Williams Sr. (BS ’38, JD ’40) died on March 16, 2015, in Greensboro. A celebration of his life is planned for 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20, at First Baptist Church, Greensboro. The family will visit with friends in the church atrium following service. The family will also visit with friends 4-6 p.m. on Friday at Well Spring in Greensboro. Continue reading »
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meets with Wake Forest Law alumni following their SCOTUS swearing-in ceremony on March 9.

U.S. Supreme Court bar swearing-in ceremony a family affair for alumni

It is silent, save for the tick tock of the clock that hangs above the imposing bench and the shuffling feet of visitors as they are led into the courtroom. Marble columns and thick, red velvet curtains line the room that is surprisingly small considering the enormity of the decisions that are rendered here. Continue reading »

Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97)

Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97) named dean of Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015, according to a university press release.

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United States Supreme Court

Six Rose Council members among alumni to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9

Six Rose Council members and two parents of Wake Forest Law graduates are among the 23 alumni who will be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9, 2015.

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Wake Forest Law, Worrell Professional Center

North Carolina Court of Appeals to host oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Jenica Cassidy ('14)

Jenica Cassidy (’14) examines restoration of rights for adults with ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Jenica Cassidy (’14) has been serving as a Fellow with the ABA Commission on Law and Aging since August 2014.  As a Fellow, she has been working on a study that examines termination of guardianships and restoration of rights for adults.

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Susan Sparks (’87) to deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures Jan. 31-Feb. 1

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Susan Sparks (’87), a pastor, comedian and lawyer, will deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1,  at First Baptist Church, West Third Avenue, in Lexington. Continue reading »

ARIAD announces appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier (’80) as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) announced on January 22, 2024 the appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. (’80) to the position of executive vice president, chief legal and administration officer, and secretary. Mr. DesRosier will be responsible for global legal operations, information technology and other administrative functions. He will report to ARIAD’s chairman and chief executive officer, Harvey J. Berger, M.D.

Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. joins ARIAD as executive vice president, chief legal and administration of ...
Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. joins ARIAD as executive vice president, chief legal and administration officer, and secretary.

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) featured in 2015 Super Lawyers cover story

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) was featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine’s February cover story. The article, “You’re just here to find a husbands,” gives an oral history of North Carolina’s first female attorneys in the 1970s. Continue reading »