Guest Speakers

Finding Success in a Tough Legal Market

The Office of Career and Professional Development presented a program for law students discussing the effect of the economy on various legal employment settings on Sept. 11. Richard L. Hermann,  a professor, speaker, and author of “From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market: Winning Job Search Strategies for Entry-Level Attorneys”,  offered a variety of suggestions on how to achieve success in the job search.

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Law students have opportunity to meet Sept. 20 with Catherine Jones (BA ’97), general counsel of Virgin Mobile Latin America

Catherine Jones, general counsel of Virgin Mobile Latin America, will meet with Wake Forest law students on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Law Boardroom, Room 1124.

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John Grisham advises future lawyers to make sure clients get fair trials

Get your client a fair trial.

That was just one of the messages that New York Times best-selling author and lawyer John Grisham wanted students at the Wake Forest University School of Law to take away from Tuesday’s panel discussion about “Innocence and Justice.” Continue reading »

Expert to discuss racially charged capital murder case Friday, April 16

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic will host Albany University School of Law Professor Paul Finkleman, who will discuss “Guilty Until Posthumously Pardoned: Reversing the South Carolina Murder Convictions,” on Friday, April 16.

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Anti-bullying advocate and plaintiff in landmark case to speak Friday, April 9

The Wake Forest School of Law’s student group Outlaw is hosting Jamie Nabozny, who will speak about his experiences in securing a major change to the North Carolina general anti-bullying statute for schools, at noon on Friday, April 9, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.

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Stephen Bright, panel to discuss race and the death penalty on March 31

The Wake Forest Innocence & Justice Clinic is pleased to announce that Wake Forest University School of Law has been selected as one of five sites in North Carolina to host a national tour that explores the complex issues involving race and the death penalty in America. Continue reading »

‘Butler Report’ author calls intelligence prior to Iraq invasion a fiasco

A former British Cabinet Secretary and the author of the “Butler Report” calls the intelligence used by the United Kingdom, the U.S. and other nations prior to the Iraq invasion the “biggest intelligence fiasco of the modern age.”

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Former British Cabinet Secretary to discuss Shakespeare, Globe Theatre and the war in Iraq

A former British Cabinet Secretary and an expert on the Globe Theatre will discuss the war in Iraq and Wake Forest’s Ronald Watkins Collection, an extensive collection of books, papers and lectures on Shakespeare, on Thursday, Jan. 21.

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First American death row inmate exonerated by DNA testing shares his harrowing tale

Kirk Bloodsworth could hear what they were saying. From the defense table, charged with the sexual assault and murder of a 9-year-old girl, Bloodsworth listened to the vitriol emanating from the back of the courtroom. There’s the killer, he remembers them saying. Give him the gas. Continue reading »

Health care expert compares Italian health care system with U.S.

President Barack Obama’s plan to reform health care bears many similarities to the system used in Italy, where citizens have a constitutional guarantee to free medical care. Continue reading »