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Earn CLE ethics credit with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February

With the deadline for 2016 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in five North Carolina cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA).

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) blogs about freedom of speech and anti-semitism on college campuses on The Hill

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) had the following op/ed, “Freedom of speech and the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act on college campuses,” posted on The Hill blog on Jan. 20, 2017.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Professor Chris Coughlin (JD ’90) writes on Huffington Post blog about preventing the spread of false news

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) posted the following, “Hope In 2017: Preventing The Spread Of False News And Partisan News Cycles,” on The Huffington Post blog on Jan. 17, 2017.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presents ‘Banking Law: Current and Future Issues’ symposium on Friday, Feb. 10

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) will focus on a variety of banking issues at its spring symposium, “Banking Law: Current and Future Issues,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. WFDD reported on the symposium here.

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Clayton Somers (JD ’96) joins UNC-Chapel Hill as vice chancellor of public affairs

The Raleigh News and Observer’s Colin Campbell published the following story about Clayton Somers (JD ’96), “NC House Speaker’s chief of staff gets new leadership job at UNC-Chapel Hill,” on Jan. 9, 2017.

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Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) named Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff

Wake Forest Law’s Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) has been confirmed as Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff, according to the following story written by Ken de la Bastide and published in the Anderson (Ind.) Herald Bulletin on Jan. 6, 2012, here.

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Garland Yates (JD ’76) featured in Asheboro Courier-Tribune as one of North Carolina’s longest-serving DAs

Former Randolph County District Attorney Garland Yates (JD ’76), one of the longest-serving district attorneys in North Carolina, is featured in the following story, “Yates retires after 36 years as DA,” written by Larry Penkava and published by the Asheboro Courier-Tribune on Jan. 3, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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Politico reports Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) expected to be named chief of staff for Vice President elect Mike Pence

Politico reports that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is expected to name Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) as his chief of staff in the following story, “Pence expected to name Josh Pitcock as chief of staff,” written by Matthew Nussbaum and published on Jan. 3, 2017.

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Professors Mark Rabil, Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) featured in USA Today

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Program, is featured in the following story, “For Asheville attorney, a life’s work fighting the death penalty,” about Adjunct Professor Kimberly C. Stevens (JD ’92), written by Tonya Maxwell of the Asheville Citizen-Times, which was also published in USA Today on Jan. 2, 2017. An excerpt of the original story follows:

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted by ABC News

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following ABC News story, “North Carolina’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill Likely to Remain Despite Election of Democratic Governor, Experts Say,” reported by Avianne Tan and Veronica Stracqualursi on Dec. 7, 2016. Following is an excerpt from the original story.