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Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) receives Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award from Florence County (S.C.) Bar Association

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) received the prestigious Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award for 2014.

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil presents U.S. death penalty system to various groups in Taiwan

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, joined the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei. Also participating on the panel was Wilson’s former law clerk, John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney in Virginia, and now head of while-collar crime for Holland & Knight. Continue reading »

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law to host ‘IP Strategy in the Digital Age’ symposium Friday, Feb. 6

The Wake Forest Law Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will host its 2015 symposium, “IP Strategy in the Digital Age,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The symposium is co-sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend. Continue reading »

Senate approves judicial nomination of Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to fill vacancy left by Judge Samuel Wilson (’74)

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.  The U.S. Senate confirmed late Tuesday night Elizabeth Dillon (’86), a Salem attorney, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil and the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) discuss U.S. death penalty at National Taiwan University

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will join the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei.

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United States Supreme Court

Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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Joslin Davis (’77) named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Joslin Davis (’77), a nationally recognized family law attorney, has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) co-authors ABA Franchise Law Journal article on regulation in food service industry

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) has co-writtten an article featured in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Law Journal entitled, “Responding to Increased Regulation of the Food Service Industry: A Practical Analysis of Supply Chain Solutions for Franchisors and Franchisees.” Continue reading »

Lots of confusion – and a few laughs – for two alumni with same name

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “The other Kevin Williams” has become a familiar phrase in the lives of two lawyers in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Continue reading »