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Media Roundup for April 21, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 22, 2017:

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Professor Beth Hopkins to give keynote address at William & Mary Law’s BLSA event

Retired Professor of Practice Beth Hopkins will be the keynote speaker at Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary’s 22nd Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Kingsmill Resort.  The event is sponsored by William & Mary’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

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Winston-Salem Chronicle: Professor Beth Hopkins leaving a legacy of service at Wake Forest

Professor Beth Hopkins was featured in an article written in the Winston-Salem Chronicle, “Hopkins leaving a legacy of service at Wake Forest”, on April 28. The original article follows. Continue reading »

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Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73), inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University

Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73) is retiring from Wake Forest University after more than 30 years in various roles, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach at Wake Forest Law. In her role as outreach director since 2010, she has overseen the law school’s Pro Bono Project and the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO). A celebration of her contributions will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in the Law Commons of the Worrell Professional Center.

Hopkins’ retirement was reported by several sources, including the William & Mary Law School website, in  an article titled, “Professor Beth Hopkins, JD ’77, Retires After Distinguished Career At Wake Forest,” published on May 11, 2016.  Hopkins graduated from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1977.

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Professor Beth Hopkins to receive ‘Dare to Make a Difference’ award at 36th annual MLK Day Noon Commemoration

Professor Beth Hopkins, the director of outreach at Wake Forest Law, will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr.  “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of her efforts for human and civil rights at noon on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Benton Convention Center. Continue reading »

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Professor Beth Hopkins profiled in North Carolina Lawyer

Professor Beth Hopkins was recently profiled in the North Carolina Lawyer, where she discussed her experience as one of the first black students at Wake Forest University and her work with the International Tennis Federation. The original story by Russell Rawlings of the North Carolina Bar Association follows:

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Pro Bono Project presents ‘Know Your Rights’ with WFU athletics on Monday, Nov. 2

The Pro Bono Project is collaborating with Wake Forest University (WFU) athletics to present its new program, “Know Your Rights,” as part of this year’s National Pro Bono Week activities to WFU student athletes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 in the Rovere Room in the Miller Center. This specific presentation of the program is designed specifically for student athletes. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project expands community offerings in new Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

From helping Legal Aid with “Lawyer on the Line” to assisting cancer patients with advance directives to counseling area youth through Reclaiming Futures and Teen Court programs, 41 percent of Wake Forest Law students provided 3,710 of supervised pro bono legal hours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, equaling the highest participation in a single year, according to Pro Bono Project organizers. Continue reading »

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District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) named law school’s first Pro Bono Coordinator

Forsyth County District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) is a native of Winston-Salem and considers herself a hometown girl.  She is familiar with outreach needs in the community and utilizes these programs and opportunities in her role as District Court judge. As a judge since 2002, Hartsfield must find alternatives to incarceration particularly in the juvenile arena. “Dispositional alternatives are essential in juvenile matters, and in criminal cases involving defendants younger than 18,” she says. “Part of my job is to be able to practice restorative justice instead of criminal justice.  It also allows me to see what people need to improve their lives.”

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Pro Bono Project to host free Wills Clinic on March 13, March 27

The Pro Bono Project will host two free Wills Clinics in March, according to student organizers. The first is planned for Friday, March 13, 2015, in Alleghany County and the second is planned for Friday, March 27, 2015, in Pembroke, which is located in Robeson County. Continue reading »