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Innocence and Justice Clinic, Criminal Justice Program co-sponsor ‘Re-Thinking Drug Policy’ symposium on Monday, Oct. 2

The Innocence and Justice Clinic and the Criminal Justice Program are co-sponsoring a symposium, “Re-Thinking Drug Policy: Seeking Solutions Based on Law, Science and Public Health,” with the Rethinking Community Program, the Office of the Provost, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Center for Community Engagement Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Center for Research on Substance Use and Addiction and Clinical and Translational Science Institute from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 475 Vine St., 5th Floor Tiered Classroom, in downtown Winston-Salem.

The event, which is also sponsored by Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR), is free and open to the public. It will be held in conjunction with “International Wrongful Conviction Day.”

Three hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits (one hour of substance abuse, two hours of general) have been approved by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) for a fee. 

 

After four decades, policy analysts across the political spectrum have come to recognize that the War on Drugs is both ineffective and counterproductive. The “tough on crime” policies have led to massive increases in incarceration and have served to nurture, rather than dismantle, drug cartels. The use of mandatory minimums aimed at targeting traffickers, has instead led to essentially criminalizing addiction, throwing low level addicts into prison and only exacerbating mental health conditions. The utter failure of the War on Drugs is showcased in the current public health epidemic presented by the opioid crisis. Across the country, opioid abuse and overdose related deaths are rapidly rising to unprecedented rates. This symposium will provide context for the history of what led to this current state, consider solutions that incorporate not only the medical and scientific concerns related to addiction and over prescription, but also the criminal justice responses that have bloated our prisons and devastated families and communities across the country.

The event will be streamed live online, as well as available in two video sessions for viewing later.  Using Google Chrome is recommended.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), John Robinson to present CLE program, ‘The Ethics of Clarence Darrow,’ on April 25 at Johnston County Courthouse

Wake Forest Law will host a two-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for the North Carolina Bar Association from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Johnston County Courthouse’s Old Superior Courtroom.

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Professor Michael Green presents at ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee annual meeting April 6-8

Professor Michael Green will present at the Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee’s 26th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) on April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Earn CLE ethics credit with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February

With the deadline for 2016 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in five North Carolina cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA).

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presents ‘Banking Law: Current and Future Issues’ symposium on Friday, Feb. 10

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) will focus on a variety of banking issues at its spring symposium, “Banking Law: Current and Future Issues,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. WFDD reported on the symposium here.

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Professor Tanya Marsh’s Halloween CLE event on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Charlotte is open to the public

Professor Tanya Marsh will be a guest speaker at Mecklenburg County Bar’s Halloween Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event, “Ghosts, Graves, and the Occasional Murder House,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Professor Marsh, author of The Law of Human Remains (2015) and Cemetery Law (2015) books, will discuss state funeral and cemetery law using recent case examples.
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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) speaks at North Carolina Bar Association Appellate CLE

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 attorneys in Cary, North Carolina, on September 30, at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) offered a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics course on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Worrell Professional Center courtroom.  Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) offering three North Carolina CLE ethics courses on the future of legal services throughout February

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are partnering with the North Carolina Bar Association to offer three one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses entitled, “The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Opportunities for Lawyers and Legal Education,” in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh in February 2016. The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided at the Winston-Salem event and a reception will follow the events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Continue reading »

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) discusses legal education and changing legal marketplace with deans of Campbell and Elon law schools

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) participated in North Carolina Bar Association  (NCBA) Continuing Legal Education program,”Strange Days Indeed:  Understanding and Navigating the Changing Legal Marketplace,” on May 14.  Also on the panel entitled, “School Daze: Legal Education and the Changing Legal Marketplace,” were the deans of Campbell University and Elon University law schools.

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