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John Comengo (JD ’97) sworn to fourth term as Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman

John Comengo (JD ’97) has served as the Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman since 2007. In January 2016, he was sworn to fourth term as Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman. The following story submitted by Elizabeth Verna, communications director of the Commission based in New Jersey, follows.

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Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78) joins lobbying firm Akin Gump as senior policy consultant

Former U.S. Sen. from North Carolina and Wake Forest Law alumna Kay Hagan (JD ’78)  joined Washington D.C. lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Jan. 2016 as a senior policy consultant.

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Medicaid Expansion Costs in North Carolina: A Frank Discussion

A PDF of the following study can be found here.

MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTS

The history of Medicaid in North Carolina has always been contentious. It took the state five years to adopt Medicaid after the federal government first enacted the program in 1965, and it has now been five years since the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, allowing states to expand Medicaid. State political leaders have said that we need to overcome two major hurdles before seriously considering Medicaid expansion: Supreme Court challenges to the ACA, and reform of North Carolina’s existing Medicaid system. This past summer the Supreme Court dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to the ACA, and more recently the North Carolina legislature adopted a Medicaid reform bill that Gov. McCrory signed into law. These two developments now clear the decks for an honest dialogue about the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid. Continue reading »

Professors, students and alumni engage in Business Law Program’s innovative in-house counsel course

In fall of 2015, upper-level Wake Forest Law students had the opportunity to participate in a new course, “Practical Introduction to the In-House Counsel Role,” offered as part of the law school’s new Business Law Program. Continue reading »

Jason Benetti , Class of 2011

White Sox TV team welcomes Jason Benetti (JD ’11) to crew

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) is featured in the following MLB story by Scott Merkin about Benetti being named the newest TV announcer for the Chicago White Sox. The original story follows. An earlier story about Benetti appeared in The Jurist here.

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Professor John Korzen

Professor John Korzen quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about annual Wake Forest University Lovefeast

Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) and his wife, Catherine, are quoted in the following story that ran in the Winston-Salem Journal. Read the original story here.

Wake Forest University’s annual Lovefeast took on special meaning Sunday, as speakers took note of recent tragic events, including last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 people dead, and the terrorist attack in Paris last month that killed at least 130 people.Timothy L. Auman, the university’s chaplain, said that such events can lead people to hopelessness. But Auman reminded those gathered at the 51st annual Lovefeast that there is always light. Continue reading »

Professor Chris Coughlin

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) co-publishes ‘An Advocate Persuades’ as follow-up to ‘A Lawyer Writes’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), co-author of the textbook, “A Lawyer Writes,” has co-written a follow-up book, “An Advocate Persuades,” with the same co-authors Joan Malmud Rocklin and Sandy Patrick, with the addition of Robert B. Rocklin. Continue reading »

New Veterans Legal Clinic students, alumni highlighted in Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic was highlighted in a Winston-Salem Journal article titled, “Wake Forest law students start clinic to help veterans,” that was published on  Nov. 30. John Harper (JD ’16) and Chris Alderman (JD ’16) were quoted in the article. along with Professor Steve Virgil, who is director of the clinic. Harper, a former U.S. Army captain, was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months and also served as a military intelligence officer. The original article is available here. The article also appears in the Greensboro News and Record and on Greedy Associates. Continue reading »

LIVE WEBCAST: Health Law and Policy Program presents ‘Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina’ on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The town hall event is free and open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, a live webcast will be available at http://go.wfu.edu/j9v.  For best results, this video should be viewed using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac).

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National Moot Court team members Robert 'Woody' Angle (JD '16), Lauren Emery (JD '16), Kaitlin Price (JD '16) and Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91), who served as one of the team's advisers.

National Moot Court team wins Region IV Tournament, best brief and best oralist awards

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Robert “Woody” Angle (JD ’16), Lauren Emery (JD ’16) and Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) won the Region IV Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Richmond, Virginia, going 5-0 against five different law schools and finishing first out of 21 teams from 12 law schools. Continue reading »