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.”
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.”
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 »
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 »
Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) capped off a busy April by presenting at the Legal Writing Institute’s Second Biennial Moot Court Conference on April 29, 2017. The conference was hosted by John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Attending were faculty Moot Court advisers from more than 40 law schools from around the country, including the nation’s top Moot Court programs.
Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’10) and Bradley Setzer (JD ’16) are featured in the following story, “Tarokic Tackles Immigration Law,” which was written by Cece Nunn and published by WilmingtonBiz on April 21, 2017. An excerpt follows:
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 as well as Winston-Salem. A Wake Forest Law alumni works within each of the state business courts, in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and now Winston-Salem. Brinson Taylor (JD ‘15) is the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Greg McGuire at the North Carolina Business Court in Raleigh. Taylor, who is a Winston-Salem native and previously clerked in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, says he has been surprised by the amount of practical experience he has gained as a business court clerk. His advice to current law students who think they want to clerk in the business court? “Start early.” Following is an interview with Taylor about his clerkship.
Bouchez argued in opposition of Jonathan Patton (JD ’19), who was named runner-up of the competition. Patton is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
The final round showcases the top two first-year law students in the moot court competition. Arguing a fictitious discrimination case, Bouchon represented the Plaintiff Celia Weston, as guardian for Albert Blair, while Patton represented the Defendant Dalton Corp.