Alumni

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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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Former Associate Dean and Library Director Marian F. Parker (JD ’78) remembered

A graveside memorial service celebrating the life of former Wake Forest Law Associate Dean Marian F. Parker (JD ’78) will be held at 11 a.m. March 17, 2017, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Details can be found on the Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home website.

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AAJ Trial Team sweeps Regional Championship for second year in a row, heads to Regionals for third

For the third time in as many years,  Wake Forest Law’s AAJ Trial Team has won the Regional Championship and is heading for the national competition in April in Cleveland, Ohio. And for the second year in a row, it was an all Wake Forest final round, says AAJ Trial Team Coach Matt Breeding (’06).
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Business Law Program’s Sager Speaker Series hosts Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00), vice president and general counsel of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, on April 5

Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00), vice president and general counsel of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, will speak at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, as part of the Business Law Program’s Sager Speaker Series. Lunch and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be served.

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Trip Coyne (JD ’05) writes about new North Carolina Business Court in National Law Review, JD Supra

Trip Coyne (JD ’05) of Ward and Smith, P.A.wrote the following story, “The North Carolina Business Court Evolves,”  which was published by JD Supra on Feb. 28, 2017, as well as The National Law Review.

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