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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Professor Gregory Parks promoted to full professor

Wake Forest Law congratulates Gregory Parks on his promotion to full professor with tenure as of July 1, 2017.

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) told the faculty she as learned at the 1L Breakfasts with the Dean that it is a real point of pride with first-year law students to perform well in Professor Parks’ classes. “He’s tough,” she added. “Please join me in congratulating Gregory on becoming a full professor.”

The law school faculty voted on the promotions this spring and the decisions were ratified by the Provost, the President and the Board of Trustees. Continue reading »

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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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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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‘Conversation With’ speaker Thomas W. Ross advises students to be flexible, become leaders

Wake Forest Law’s “Conversation With” committee welcomed former University of North Carolina and Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross on March 22, 2017,  to the Worrell Professional Center. Professor Ron Wright led the conversation with Ross.

“There is no lawyer I’d rather put in front of you than Tom Ross,” Dean Suzanne Reynolds (‘77) said during her introduction. “Today, you’ll see two principles: be guided by your principles to do that best you can do and as you gain experience, take on bigger challenges.”

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Medal of Honor recipient speaks to help raise support for Veterans Legal Clinic

Wake Forest Law welcomed U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg to the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, March 15. His presentation, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey,” was co-sponsored by Bank of America in an effort to raise financial support and student engagement for the Veterans Legal Clinic. Capt. Groberg also made a similar presentation later that day at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, where he was introduced by former U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brandon Heffinger (JD ’14). Continue reading »

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National Jurist chooses Wake Forest student as ‘Law Student of the Year’ two years in a row

For the second time in as many years, a Wake Forest Law student has been recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.”

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No longer a minority, Wake Forest Law’s long history of strong women leaders influence current students

In 1966, Rhoda Billings graduated first in her class from Wake Forest University School of Law. She was the only woman.

The year Billings enrolled in law school — 1963 — was also the year the American Bar Association (ABA) first began recording data on gender and law school enrollment. Fifty years after Billing’s graduation, women make up the majority of students enrolled at ABA-accredited law schools.

But Billings (JD ’66) is just one remarkable woman in a long line of strong women leaders at Wake Forest Law.

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Wake Forest Law wins National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won the National Moot Court Competition, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in New York City.

Falzarano won the award for Best Oralist in the final round, while Stafford won the award for Second Best Oralist. In addition, the team’s brief earned the Best Brief award. The brief, primarily authored by Stafford, was one key to the team’s success, because the brief counts for 40 percent of the total score in each round of the competition.

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Photo of Stephanie Jackson (JD '17) (left) and Sarah Saint (JD '17) as they pose during the Women's March on Washington, D.C.

Wake Forest Law students, faculty and staff participate in Women’s March

A number of Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni exercised their right to protest during the Women’s March held on Saturday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C., and other cities across the United States.

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