Don Vaughan

Students in law classroom watch as prof Don Vaughan and Dean Jane Aiken announce the Kay Hagan Award

Kay Hagan Award established

Students in Wake Forest Law’s State and Local Government in a Federal System class face a 20-page paper at the end of the fall semester. But thanks to generous donors, one student will take home the Kay Hagan Award and an honorarium for the best paper in the class.
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NCBA recognizes four Wake Forest Law alumni with 2018 Citizen Lawyer Awards

Four Wake Forest Law alumni are among the 11th class of Citizen Lawyer Award recipients who were recognized at the 2018 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting held June 21-24 at the Wilmington Convention Center. Presentation of the awards took place on Thursday, June 21, at the new Annual Meeting Awards Dinner.

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Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) appointed to N.C. Banking Commission

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (JD ’79) has been appointed to the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

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Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence and District Attorney Chris Parrish speak to students about animal cruelty law

Students and guests gathered in Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local Government class on Monday, Sept. 14, to hear from Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence and Assistant District Attorney Chris Parrish. Students learned about Susie’s Law, a 2010 North Carolina law that enforced tougher sentences on perpetrators accused of animal cruelty. Susie, the dog that prompted this change, was also in attendance. Continue reading »

Non-profit founder Donna Lawrence to discuss Susie’s Law regarding animal cruelty on Monday, Sept. 14

Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence will address adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local government class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309. Doors open at 2:30 p.m and the event is free and open to the public. The session will also be recorded for the Wake Forest Law website and Susie, the dog who prompted Susie’s Law, will be present. Continue reading »

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Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79) discusses ‘Susie’s Law’ animal abuse law in News & Record

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79)  was a leading advocate for Susie’s Law, an animal abuse law that went into effect four years ago, and Vaughan has used Susie’s Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and at Elon University School of Law to show students how a bill is made. Previous reports from WRAL cite that Susie’s Law, or House Bill 1609, reclassifies the “malicious abuse, torture or killing” of an animal as a Class H felony. That increases the penalties for animal cruelty to a maximum 10-month jail sentence.

When Donna Lawrence wakes up every day, she rubs her dog’s head, feeling the scars that run from her skull all the way down her back. Hair won’t ever grow there, and Susie, the pit bull mix with the big brown eyes and brindle coat, will always have stubs for ears.

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Winston-Salem Journal: Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan present “A Tale of Two Cities” at Wake Forest Law

Winston-Salem and Greensboro are taking steps to improve relations between their police forces and local residents to keep the cities from experiencing the problems of Ferguson, Mo., the cities’ mayors said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Continue reading »

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin to speak to law students Monday, Nov. 18, after coming under fire for canceled health insurance policies

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will speak to the State and Local Government class taught by Adjunct Law Professor Don Vaughan (’79) at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. The class, which will be held in Room 1109 of the Worrell Professional Center, is open to the law school community. A reception will follow. Continue reading »