Appellate Advocacy Clinic

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic finishes Spring 2017 semester with activity in six appeals

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic has just completed a busy stretch that included work in six different appeals in four appellate courts, according to Professor John Korzen (’91), clinic director. Continue reading »

Group photo of the 2016-2017 Appellate Advocacy Clinic at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2017

Appellate Advocacy Clinic observes SCOTUS argument, meets with Justice Ginsburg

Members of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C., to observe an oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court and then had the extreme honor of meeting with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Feb. 27, 2017, says Professor John Korzen (JD ’91), clinic director.

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Group photo of Mary Jane Skelly (PhD '15) and Michael Klotz (JD '15) at baseball game

Dominic Interlicchia (JD ’18) interviews Michael Klotz (JD ’15) of Jones Day, New York

The following interview was conducted with Michael Klotz (JD ’15) who is an associate at Jones Day in New York City. Klotz, who specializes in business and tort litigation, is a former Wake Forest Law Fletcher Scholarship recipient.

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Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD '91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argued on May 10, 2016, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

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Graduation Profile: Joseph Greener (JD ’16)

Joseph Greener (JD ‘16) chose Wake Forest Law because it felt like home.

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Photo of Lauren Emery (JD ’16), Joseph Greener (JD ’16) and Professor John Korzen

Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argued on April 27 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Greener and Lauren Emery (JD ’16) represent Charles Evans in the case of United States v. Evans, which is a direct appeal to the Seventh Circuit following a guilty plea and sentencing in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The Seventh Circuit is the federal appellate court for cases arising in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Court appointed the clinic to represent Evans on appeal.

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Don Morgan (JD ’16) argues in Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Don Morgan (JD ’16) recently argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Continue reading »

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic hears arguments at U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic recently made its annual visit to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. There the clinic members observed oral arguments in the case of Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods and met with Supreme Court Fellow Debra Perlin. Before the trip, the clinic reviewed all the briefs in Americold.

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Wake Forest Law named among best law schools for practical training

The National Jurist named Wake Forest Law as one of the best law schools for practical training in February 2015. The grading was based on the number of students who participated in the law school’s growing hands-on learning opportunities including clinics and externships. Clinic students had myriad chances to do just that over the past year from arguing and winning a federal appeal to delivering more than $1,000,000 in value to business and community development in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, area and beyond. At least two clinics secured significant grants to help area children and senior citizens this academic year. Alumni who are interested in working with the clinics, should contact Professor Steve Virgil, who is executive director of experiential education, at virgilsm@wfu.edu or 336.758.4280. Continue reading »

Kaitlin Price (JD ‘16), Mackenzie Salenger (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Both Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) and Mackenzie Salenger (JD ’16) argued on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Price and Salenger argued on behalf of the clinic’s client Kent Stahle in the case of Stahle v. CTS Corporation. The three-judge panel that heard the argument consisted of Judge James Wynn of North Carolina, Judge Henry Floyd of South Carolina and Judge Stephanie Thacker of West Virginia. Continue reading »