Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Dylan Greenwood (’13) argues in the Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

While his classmates relaxed after final exams and looked forward to graduation, Dylan Greenwood (’13) prepared for and gave an oral argument at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Greenwood recently argued at the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Greenwood was the fourth Appellate Advocacy Clinic member to argue in the Fourth Circuit during the 2012-13 academic year. Continue reading »

Photo of Director of Appellate Advocacy Clinic John Korzen, Hillary Kies ('13), Emma Maddux ('13), and clinic client Tate MacQueen.

Emma Maddux (’13) Argues in the Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Emma Maddux (’13) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, on Jan. 30 as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Group photo of Appellate Clinic Students Outside U.S. Supreme Court

Appellate Advocacy Clinic Hears Arguments at U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic made its annual visit to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 14.  There the Clinic members observed oral arguments in two cases, toured the courthouse, and met with Clerk of Court William Suter.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed and discussed all the briefs filed in the two cases.

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National Moot Court Team competes in Richmond

Melissa Evett (’13), Dylan Greenwood (’13), and Katie Hatcher (’13) competed on  behalf of Wake Forest at the National Moot Court Competition’s regional tournament on Nov. 16-17 in Richmond, Va., which was held at the Fourth Circuit’s courthouse. Continue reading »

Mary Beth Usher (’13) argues in U.S. Court of Appeals

Mary Beth Usher (’13) recently argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Professor John Korzen presents ‘Principles of State and Federal Appellate Jurisdication’ at N.C. appellate seminar

Professor John Korzen, director of the law school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic, spoke to more than 100 attorneys, appellate judges, and appellate clerks at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary on Oct. 4. Continue reading »

Morgan McCall ('13), Kelley Chan ('13) and Professor John Korzen, director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, pose outside the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va.

Morgan McCall (’13) argues as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic in the Fourth Circuit

Morgan McCall (’13) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va.,  on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  The Fourth Circuit is the federal appeals court for five states:  Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  McCall was the 11th Wake Forest 3L to argue in the Fourth Circuit in the past five years as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic complete briefs on four appeals

Rising third-year law students in the Appellate Advocacy Clinic were very busy over the summer, completing briefs in four different appeals, including three in one week.

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Photo of Katie Heath ('12), Caroline Trapeni ('12) and Professor John Korzen, director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, pose after Trapeni argued in the Seventh Circuit in Chicago on Tuesday, April 10.

Caroline Trapeni (’12) argues in the Seventh Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Caroline Trapeni (’12) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, April 10,  in Chicago, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Trapeni argued on behalf of Solomon Monroe, in the case of Monroe v. Davis, a federal habeas corpus case that originated in state court. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen addresses criminal defense attorneys

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 criminal defense attorneys from North Carolina and South Carolina on April 5  in Asheville, N.C., at the annual Criminal Practice Seminar sponsored by the Federal Public Defender of the Middle District of North Carolina.  Korzen is the director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Legal Writing. Continue reading »