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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 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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Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) wins 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Ashley Bouchez (JD ’19) of Huntersville, North Carolina, won the 46th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round on Thursday, April 13, in the Worrell Professional Center.

Bouchez argued in opposition of Jonathan Patton (JD ’19), who was named runner-up of the competition. Patton is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The final round showcases the top two first-year law students in the moot court competition. Arguing a fictitious discrimination case,  Bouchon represented the Plaintiff Celia Weston, as guardian for Albert Blair, while Patton represented the Defendant Dalton Corp.

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Professor George Walker moderates ‘Rising Seas, Baselines Issues’ panel discussion on climate change at annual ABILA meeting

Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law George Walker moderated a panel on climate change and the law of the sea at the 95th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and International Law Association (ILA) on Oct. 29 at Fordham Law School in New York City.

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Professor George Walker, alumnus act as observers for Uniform Law Commission passing of Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Professor George Walker, the Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law, served as an observer for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA), recently approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  Alumnus Lynn Burleson (JD ’80), a certified arbitrator and member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, also served as an observer.

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45th Walker Moot Court Competition finals set for Friday, April 15

The Wake Forest Moot Court has announced its first-year finalists for the 45th Walker Moot Court Competition. The semi-final rounds will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14.  The final round will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 15, Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

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Professor George Walker moderates ‘Rising Seas, Baselines Issues’ panel discussion at annual ABILA meeting on Nov. 7

Dean’s Professor of Admiralty and International Law George Walker moderated a panel discussion at the International Law Association (ILA)’s and American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)’s International Law Weekend 2015 on Nov. 7 at Fordham Law School in New York City. Continue reading »

Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court wins regional competition, advances to international finals in April

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team won the North American Regional Competition during the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The moot court team, led by Professor John Knox, is composed of law students Elissa Hachmeister (’16), Ashley Sims (’16) and Emily Singer (’16). They will now advance to the International Finals held at Stetson College of Law on April 16-18, 2015.

Faculty News and Notes Winter 2013 – 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Professor George Walker receives N.C. Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Peace Award

Professor George Walker, the Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law, has received the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Peace Award.

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