Alumni

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), John Robinson to present CLE program, ‘The Ethics of Clarence Darrow,’ on April 25 at Johnston County Courthouse

Wake Forest Law will host a two-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for the North Carolina Bar Association from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Johnston County Courthouse’s Old Superior Courtroom.

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‘Conversation With’ speaker Thomas W. Ross advises students to be flexible, become leaders

Wake Forest Law’s “Conversation With” committee welcomed former University of North Carolina and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross on March 22, 2017,  to the Worrell Professional Center. Professor Ron Wright led the conversation with Ross.

“There is no lawyer I’d rather put in front of you than Tom Ross,” Dean Suzanne Reynolds (‘77) said during her introduction. “Today, you’ll see two principles: be guided by your principles to do that best you can do and as you gain experience, take on bigger challenges.”

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Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) appointed to N.C. Banking Commission

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) has been appointed to the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) is quoted about NC lawmakers reaching across aisle to end gerrymandering

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the law school’s ranked Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, is quoted in the following story, “NC Lawmakers Reach Across Aisle to End Gerrymandering,” that was published by Public News Service on April 4, 2017.

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) quoted in ABA Journal regarding professional responsibility

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) is quoted in the following story, “Lawyers should tread carefully before quitting a troublesome client,” published in the American Bar Association Journal on April 1, 2017.

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Professors co-author op-ed regarding proposed N.C. law to weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits

Professors Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak (JD ’11) wrote the following op/ed,  ”Bill would weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits,” that was published in the Raleigh News and Observer on April 1, 2017.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted in News and Observer regarding HB2 compromise

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following story, “HB2 is gone, but lawsuit challenging the old NC law could move ahead in court,” published in the Raleigh News and Observer on March 30, 2017.

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) co-authors interactive casebook on professionalism

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), director of the Master of Studies in Law degree program, has co-authored the textbook, “Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (3d),” part of a West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook series.

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Remembering Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42)

Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and Wake Forest alumnus from Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96.

No person has been a more generous benefactor to Wake Forest than Byrum, whose lifetime giving has totaled more than $50 million. In 2011, he donated to Wake Forest $40 million, the largest gift in the institution’s history, with the sale of the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. His generosity spanned the course of decades, and because of him, hundreds of students were afforded the same opportunity for a quality Wake Forest education that he had.

“Wake Forest has lost a loyal friend in Porter Byrum,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “His generosity demonstrates his belief that perseverance can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, that education equals opportunity, and that helping others is the key to a meaningful and well-lived life. Julie and I have also lost a dear friend, who we came to know and love over a number of years. We will miss him greatly and will cherish the memories of our wonderful times together.”

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Professor Abigail Perdue’s book, ‘The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking,’ is available

Professor Abigail Perdue‘s latest book, “The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking,” published by West Academic Publishing is available on Amazon beginning April 8, 2017. It is currently listed as the No. 1 New Release in the Legal Services category.

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