Family Law

Photo of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit at a red carpet event

Joslin Davis (JD ’77) provides national media insight regarding ‘Brangelina’ and other celebrity breakups

 Joslin Davis (JD ‘77) is an expert on complex property distribution, child support and custody matters, alimony, business valuations and more.  Recently, many national media outlets reached out to Davis to provide insight into the divorce-related issues of former celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as “Brangelina.”  Davis has discussed the fate of the couple’s child custody matters and business and personal fortunes in publications such as Forbes, CNBC, People magazine and TheWrap.
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Wake Forest Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Team reaches final four

The Wake Forest Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court team of Katherine Haddock (JD ’17), Emily Jeske (JD ’17) and James Lathrop (JD ’17) competed from March 3-5 at the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition at Albany School of Law in Albany, New York.

“The team represented Wake Forest beautifully, reaching the final four round and earning high praise from every panel of judges they faced,” said Professor Laura Graham, the team’s adviser.

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Duke Law Professor Katharine T. Bartlett to present Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 20

Professor Katharine T. Bartlett will present the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, “Discrimination by Customers,” at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Professor Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, served as dean of Duke Law School from 2000-2007. Continue reading »

Photo of Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77) in Worrell Professional Center library

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) principal drafter for ULC legislation recognizing Canadian domestic violence protection orders

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has approved legislation urging U.S. law enforcement and courts to recognize Canadian domestic violence protection orders. Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), who was appointed to the ULC by former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, was the reporter of the statute’s drafting committee. Continue reading »

Joslin Davis (’77) named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Joslin Davis (’77), a nationally recognized family law attorney, has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds quoted in Slate article on Gay Marriage in N.C.

The article “The Gay Marriage Case That Makes No Sense,” which was published on Slate.com on May 2, 2014, refers to Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds as “having written the book on family law” and Reynolds says, “UCC clergy would be liable for a penalty only if they purported to marry a couple for civil purposes. On the other hand, if clergy performed what was purely a religious ceremony, the law would not apply.”  The full text of the article follows from Slate. Continue reading »

Wake Forest’s Family Law Moot Court team wins it all in national competition

A team of Wake Forest University School of Law students won the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition at Albany Law School on Feb.26-29.

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