Business Law Program

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Triad Business Journal interviews Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) about Wake Forest Law becoming home to newest North Carolina Business Court

Wake Forest Law’s hosting of the newest North Carolina Business Court was covered in the Triad Business Journal’s article, “How Wake Forest Law landed the state’s newest business court seat,” by reporter Owen Covington originally published on March 15, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law to become home to newest North Carolina Business Court

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law will become home to the newest North Carolina Business Court, state officials announced Wednesday, March 9.

The newest courtroom should be ready to take cases in January 2017, according to Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). Continue reading »

Business Law Program presents two new events in the Learn@Lunch series on March 22 and 24

The Business Law Program and Business Law Society will host two new events as part of the Learn@Lunch series on March 22 and 24. The first will feature Keir D. Gumbs, partner at Covington & Burling, LLP and vice chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group, from 12-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 in Worrell 1302. Gumbs’ talk is entitled “Practice Perspectives from a Washington, D.C. Law Firm Partner.” Then on March 24, Shauna Barnes (JD ’10), Off-Centered Counsel for Dogfish Head Companies, will present at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in Worrell 1302.

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Professors, students and alumni engage in Business Law Program’s innovative in-house counsel course

In fall of 2015, upper-level Wake Forest Law students had the opportunity to participate in a new course, “Practical Introduction to the In-House Counsel Role,” offered as part of the law school’s new Business Law Program. Continue reading »

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Professor Omari Simmons gives METCO Director’s Association 31st Annual Conference keynote address

Professor Omari Simmons gave the keynote address at the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Director’s 31st Annual Association Conference on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Norwood, Massachusetts. (See announcement here).  Continue reading »

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland to kick off Business Law Program’s new Sager Speaker Series on Thursday, April 7

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at Wake Forest Law at noon on Thursday, April 7, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, as part of the Business Law Program’s new Sager Speaker Series. Professor Omari Simmons will interview Justice Holland in a “Conversation With” style format. Continue reading »

Learn@Lunch speaker Adrienne A. Brown will present ‘Practice Perspectives from a PepsiCo Lawyer’ Oct. 26

Adrienne A. Brown, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Business + Information Solutions and Records Management, PepsiCo, will present a lecture, “Practice Perspectives from a PepsiCo Lawyer,” from 12 – 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 at Wake Forest Law in Room 1302 for law students as a part of the Learn@Lunch series. The Business Law Program and Business Law Society co-sponsor the new series for students.

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Business Law Program, OCPD to present ‘Learn How to Read Public Company Financial Statements’ on Friday, Sept. 11

“Reading Public Company Financial Statements” will be presented by Brandon Rucker of the assurance division of McGladrey from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Room 1308 of the Worrell Professional Center. The event, co-sponsored by The Business Law Program and the Office of Career & Professional Development, is open to Wake Forest Law students. Continue reading »

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Business Law Program launches new courses to address emerging issues

The Business Law Program is launching two new cutting-edge courses for upper-level students to add to Wake Forest Law’s strong business law offerings.

“These courses, taught or co-taught by first-class practitioners, expand student exposure and deepen student understanding of emerging business law issues,” says Director Omari Simmons.

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Business Law Program and Business Law Society launch Learn@Lunch series on Oct. 8

The Business Law Program and Business Law Society are co-sponsoring a new Learn@Lunch series for students launching on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Wake Forest Law in Room 1302. Continue reading »