Carol Anderson

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Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) uses lessons learned at Wake Forest Law to defend high-profile, federal capital cases

Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) once worked for six months without much success to establish a rapport with a man accused of murder. One day she asked him to describe his earliest memory.

“He told me about being shut inside a garbage can with the lid on and hearing the garbage truck coming to get him,” she said. “I asked him how old he was. He said three.”

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National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Externship Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Mia Falzarano ('17) and Kayleigh Butterfield ('17)

Mia Falzarano (’17) wins 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition finals

Mia Falzarano (’17) is the winner of the 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition Finals, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar.  Continue reading »

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Professor Carol Anderson quoted in Winston-Salem Journal on Hasani case mistrial

Professor Carol Anderson, the Director of Civil and Criminal Externship Clinic at Wake Forest School of Law, is quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal regarding her comments about the highly publicized and tragic Hasani case that has recently fallen apart due to the introduction of new evidence. In her commentary, Anderson states, ”Doing justice isn’t always satisfying. This is definitely one of those instances. Everybody loses.”

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Faculty News and Notes Winter 2013 – 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Nick Illuminati (’14) gets hands-on trial experience thanks to Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. (’99)

Nick Illuminati (‘14) wanted to know the best way to experience litigation. Rockingham County  (N.C.) District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. (‘99) wasted little time in answering Illuminati’s question. The courtroom, he said, is that way.

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Professor Carol Anderson named one of the first Pound Institute Academic Fellows

The officers and trustees of the Pound Civil Justice Institute have asked Professor Carol Anderson of Wake Forest University School of Law to become one of the first Pound Academic Fellows. Continue reading »

Third-year law student excels during courtroom argument in Fourth Circuit

Rio Kidd (’13), a Litigation Clinic student, had a rare and wonderful opportunity in November 2012, according to Litigation Clinic Director Carol Anderson. Continue reading »

Professor Carol Anderson tells WFDD what might have happened in the Edwards jury

As events leading to the mistrial in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial unfolded Thursday afternoon, WFDD’s Kathryn Mobley spoke with Carol Anderson, law professor at Wake Forest University and director of the law school’s Litigation Clinic. Her recent book is titled “Inside Jurors’ Minds: A Hierarchy of Juror Decision-Making.”   Continue reading »

Professor Carol Anderson tells WFMY the John Edwards trial jury deliberations are going to take a long time

Greensboro, N.C. — Day three of deliberations and still no verdict in the John Edwards Campaign Finance Trial.  Continue reading »