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Professor Emeritus Charley Rose to receive Medallion of Merit

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 14, 2019) — Wake Forest University will award Professor Emeritus Charley Rose with the Medallion of Merit at the 2019 Founders’ Day Convocation. The award, which is the University’s highest honor, will recognize his achievements and contributions as a teacher, mentor, and colleague to the law school and greater university.

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Wake Forest Law celebrates Class of 2018 at 44th annual Hooding Ceremony, graduates first online-only MSL class

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 188 graduates during its 44th annual hooding ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Wait Chapel, including 153 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 20 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, seven Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and eight Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The MSL graduates represent the first class that earned their master’s degrees wholly online.

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Watch ‘Last Class with Professor Charley Rose’ and ‘Fab Five’ retirement celebration

Wake Forest School of Law alumni returned in droves on April 20, 2018, to help recognize and honor the 188 combined years of service of retiring Professors Miles FoyRalph PeeplesCharley Rose, George Walker, and Dean Emeritus Bob Walsh.

The “Last Class with Professor Rose” was held in Worrell Professional Center in the morning and a panel discussion with the “Fab Five” professors, with the exception of Professor Walker, was held in the afternoon in Farrell Hall followed by a reception in Worrell.  Those unable to attend either or both events can watch the recordings of “The Last Class” and the “Fab 5,” moderated by Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77).

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A ‘Conversation With’ former UNC President Thomas W. Ross set for Wednesday, March 22

The “Conversation With” Committee has invited former University of North Carolina (UNC) and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross for a “Conversation With” event at noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Professor Ron Wright will host the conversation with Mr. Ross.

“Tom Ross is the consummate citizen-lawyer,” said Professor Margaret Taylor, chair of the “Conversation With” Committee.  ”We are excited that our students will have the opportunity to hear stories about his leadership of so many vital institutions in our state.”

Started in 1999 by Professor Charley Rose, the “Conversation With” program engages Wake Forest Law students with professional role models of the highest caliber, so that they might learn and be inspired by their stories of life and the law. Past interviews have featured U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas; former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich; New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis; former Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps Thomas Tighe; and Watergate veteran Gene Boyce (JD ’56), among others.

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National Moot Court team wins Region IV Tournament, best brief and best oralist awards

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Robert “Woody” Angle (JD ’16), Lauren Emery (JD ’16) and Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) won the Region IV Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Richmond, Virginia, going 5-0 against five different law schools and finishing first out of 21 teams from 12 law schools. Continue reading »

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‘Conversation With’ hosts Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First, on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Wake Forest Law will host Elisa Massimino, president and chief executive officer of Human Rights First, as part of its “Conversation With” series at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Professor Margaret Taylor will interview Massimino in a conversation-style format. Lunch will be provided. Continue reading »

Kelsey Meuret ('15), Karon Fowler ('15) and Caroline Massagee ('15)

National Moot Court teams sweep Region IV tournament, head to national finals

Wake Forest Law’s two National Moot Court teams swept all the awards at the Region IV tournament held Nov. 21-22 in Richmond, Va. Continue reading »

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For David (’81) and Bettie Sousa (’81), Wake Forest law was the beginning of fulfilling careers and more

For David (’81) and Bettie Sousa (’81), the School of Law was the beginning of fulfilling careers, and a whole lot more.

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Group photo of WFU Law alumni at Admiral O'Toole's promotion and retirement ceremony: Anne Connolly O'Toole ('80), assistant counsel, NCIS; Captain Brian Lansing ('92), U.S. Navy Reserve; Rear Admiral Select Mike Quinn ('82, '85) , Assistant Judge Advocate General; Rear Admiral Dan O'Toole ('80); WFU Law Professor Charley Rose; Retired Captain Jeff Sherman ('80); and Carson Carmichael ('80), partner, Bailey & Dixon LLP of Raleigh.

Forging Justice: Rear Admiral Daniel O’Toole (’80) looks back on his extraordinary career

When Daniel O’Toole (’80) graduated from Wake Forest law school in August 1980, he knew about the handful of dreams that young lawyers share: representing one of the largest organizations in the world, judging a high-profile trial, designing part of a legal system, becoming a top trial lawyer, and venturing out to start a new law firm. Whatever his other dreams, that last one consumed his energy after graduation. The other dreams would have their moments.

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Third-year students name Professor Charley Rose 2012 Teacher of the Year

Professor Charley Rose has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2012 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award. Continue reading »