Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Photo of Erin McKee ('15) in the Elder Law Clinic displaying the site VoterIDHelp.org

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 »

Photo of Professor John Knox with students in Washington, D.C.

Appellate Clinic wins appeal in Fourth Circuit

In a unanimous published opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on June 30 in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, in the case of United States v. Joseph Newbold. Ashley Waring (’15) had argued to the panel of Fourth Circuit judges on behalf of Defendant Newbold on March 24, at the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. Kathleen Bradway (’15) and Professor John Korzen (’91), director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, assisted with the briefs and oral argument preparation. Continue reading »

Group photo of Appellate Advocacy Clinic Spring 2015 SCOTUS visit

Appellate Advocacy Clinic visits U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic visited on Monday, March 30, the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., which the Clinic has done annually since 2007.  The 10 Clinic members and Professor John Korzen (’91) observed oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain, a federal habeas case originally tried in Louisiana state court.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed all the briefs filed in Brumfield.  After the argument, the Clinic met with Jeff Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice. Continue reading »

Group photo of Ashley Waring ('15), Karon Fowler ('15) and others outside the courthouse

Ashley Waring (‘15) and Karon Fowler (’15) argue in the Fourth Circuit appeals court

Ashley Waring (’15) and Karon Fowler (’15) both argued on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. It was the first time that the Appellate Clinic had two arguments on the same day in the Fourth Circuit, according to Clinic Director John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD). The three-judge panel that heard both arguments included Judge Robert King of West Virginia, Judge Roger Gregory of Virginia, and Senior Judge Andre Davis of Maryland. Continue reading »

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law among best schools for practical training

The National Jurist magazine has listed Wake Forest Law among 86 law schools considered the best for practical training in its March 2015 issue. The highest weight, 30 percent, was placed on the number of students participating in clinics. Wake Forest Law offers a seven clinics for students, including clinics in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, child advocacy and elder law. Externships, which Wake Forest Law offers throughout the Carolinas and Washington, D.C., among others, were weighted at 25 percent.

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Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) tells WUNC he agrees with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in his SCOTUS case

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina’s limits on how long people have to file pollution-related lawsuits. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) quoted in USA Today regarding SCOTUS’ water pollution ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. Continue reading »

Photo of Justin Jenkins (’14) and Zachary Dunn (’15)

Appellate Advocacy Clinic students Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attend oral argument of definition of marriage case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attended oral argument in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Continue reading »

Photo of Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) speaking with reporters after the oral arguments in front of SCOTUS in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger.

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) argues N.C. groundwater cleanup case in U.S. Supreme Court on April 23

The  U.S. Supreme Court grappled with abstruse legal terminology today at the heart of an electronics manufacturer’s bid to torpedo a case brought by two dozen North Carolina landowners accusing the company of contaminating their groundwater with industrial solvents. Continue reading »