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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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BLSA mock trial team advances to national competition March 7-12

A Wake Forest Black Law Students Association mock trial team has been granted a seat at the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition on March 7-12 in Houston, Texas.

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BLSA to host 32nd Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 10

The annual Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Banquet, established in 1985 to fund three student scholarships, will be Friday, Feb. 10, in the Hearn Ballroom of the Winston Salem Marriott. This year’s theme,  inspired by the uplifting words of President Barack Obama, will be “Yes We Can. Yes We Will.”

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‘Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte’ panel discussion set for Wednesday, Sept. 28

A campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for anyone outside the Wake Forest University community here. It will also be live webcast here. The panel discussion will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. The event is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program, Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the American Ethnic Studies Program and the Wake Forest Sociology Department.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA) holds 31st annual Scholarship Banquet

Renowned attorney Willie E. Gary, known across the country for his successful, multi-million dollar lawsuits against the likes of Disneyland and Anheuser-Busch, was the keynote speaker for this year’s 31st annual Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 12.

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BLSA to host 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host its 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The theme is “Fulfilling the Dream,” a response to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call-to-action years ago and “what we are doing to fulfill his dream today, especially considering on-campus movements, student protests and presidential elections,” says Ashlee Johnson, BLSA member and event chair.

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BLSA to host ‘Diversity in the Workplace’ event on Wednesday, Nov. 11

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is sponsoring the event, “Diversity in the Workplace,” at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310. A panel of attorneys from different areas of law will discuss their jobs and engage in open dialogue with law students answering questions.

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Student Profile: Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17)

This student profile was created by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project student staff. View the original article on their e-newsletter. Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17) hails from Ohio by way of New York, coming to Wake Forest Law after earning a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs and working at NYU. Jackson’s passion before law school was education and equity, and those continue to drive her through law school. She is impacted by learning about the gaps in the law, why those gaps are not being filled, and what she can do. She hopes to continue working in the public service sector in policy after graduation. Continue reading »

Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) named National Parliamentarian of National Black Law Students Association

Wake  Forest Law student Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) has been appointed to the position of National Parliamentarian of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).

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Graduation Profile: Bahati Mutisya (’15)

As editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy and president of the Immigration Law Society, Bahati Mutisya (’15) has not only served as a leader during her time at Wake Forest Law, but in the university’s spirit of Pro Humanitate, she has also given back to the local community by volunteering with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. Continue reading »