Alumni

Group photo of the Wake Forest School of Law National Trial Team in courtroom, including Sophia Vazquez (JD '17), Daniel Stratton (JD '17) and Joe Karam (JD '18)

National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Externship Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Photo of Captain Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor Recipient, Operation Enduring Freedom

Medal of Honor recipient to speak on behalf of Veterans Legal Clinic on Wednesday, March 15, in Winston-Salem, Charlotte

Wake Forest Law will host two events, co-sponsored by Bank of America, on Wednesday, March 15 — one in Winston-Salem and one in Charlotte —  to highlight the work of the law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic. The keynote speaker is U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg whose presentation is entitled, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey.”

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Photo of Francie Scott (JD '04), assistant director of Career and Professional Development at the Wake Forest School of Law, outside the Worrell Professional Center

Francie Scott (JD ’04) has article published in NALP’s February bulletin

Francie Scott (JD ’04), assistant director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, has authored an article in the NALP February bulletin.

In her role as the OCPD’s associate director, Scott counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning.  She helped create the curriculum and implement the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course, covering career development, job search skills, and professionalism. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development, where she maintains primary oversight for the course syllabus and teaching.

The article, published in the February 2017 NALP Bulletin, is entitled “Habit Forming: Self-Care as an Essential Element of Professional Development” and discusses incorporating self-care into professional development training.

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Photo of Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD '90)

Professor Chris Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) publishes redistricting op/ed in News and Observer

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) and her research assistant, Adam Messenlehner, wrote the following op/ed, “Return NC to a democracy through fair redistricting,” that was published originally in the Raleigh News and Observer on Feb. 9, 2017.

A photo of the Fall, Winter 1988 cover of the Wake Forest School of Law 'Jurist' alumni magazine cover, stating 'Wake Forest University School of Law Fall Winter 1988 Volume 19 No. 1 Jurist Computers'

The Jurist is now available online at DigitalNC

Looking for a former roommate, an old trial team photo or a feature about a professor or classmate from the past 25 years?

The Jurist, Wake Forest Law’s alumni magazine, is now available online in its entirety on DigitalNC, a service of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Each publication since the first issue, which was released in the spring of 1971, can be accessed digitally and is searchable, thanks in large part to the efforts of Alan Keely, associate director for Collection Services and Systems for the Wake Forest Law Library, who was instrumental throughout the process, says Jurist Editor Lisa Snedeker.

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Photo of Faculty Emeritus Rhoda Billings ('66)

No longer a minority, Wake Forest Law’s long history of strong women leaders influence current students

In 1966, Rhoda Billings graduated first in her class from Wake Forest University School of Law. She was the only woman.

The year Billings enrolled in law school — 1963 — was also the year the American Bar Association (ABA) first began recording data on gender and law school enrollment. Fifty years after Billing’s graduation, women make up the majority of students enrolled at ABA-accredited law schools.

But Billings (JD ’66) is just one remarkable woman in a long line of strong women leaders at Wake Forest Law.

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Photo of Professor Steve Garland (JD '80) outside of the Worrell Professional Center

Faculty Profile – Steve Garland (JD ’80)

From an afternoon daily newspaper to Charlotte and Winston-Salem law firms to serving as town attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor of Practice Steve Garland (JD ‘80) eventually found his way to the law school classroom.

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Adjunct Professor David Senter (JD ’84) receives awards

Adjunct Professor David Senter (‘81, JD ‘84) recently received three coveted awards from Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Legal Elite for 2017.

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Photo of Wake Forest School of Law alumnus, Jeffery Wolfe (JD '08)

Alumni Profile: Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08)

Winston-Salem-based business attorney Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08) is uprooting tradition and setting trends for legal professionals and their clients.

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Photo of alumna, Latia Ward (JD '06), in front of a row of book cases in a library

Latia Ward (JD ’06) featured in role as Law Library of Congress legal reference librarian

Latia Ward (JD ’06) works as a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  An interview with Ward, published by co-worker Barbara Bavis on the Library of Congress blog, “In Custodia Legis,” follows.

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