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Professor Robert K. Walsh

Dean Emeritus Robert Walsh Participates in International Symposium

Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, Robert K. Walsh, of the Wake Forest University School of Law was a featured speaker in an international symposium from March 31 through April 2 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  Continue reading »

Dean Emeritus Robert Walsh honored by English Inns of Court

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Robert Walsh has just been elected an Honorary Academic Bencher of the Honorable Society of Inner Temple. The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court in London which educate barristers and then call members to the Bar entitling them to practice. The other Inns are Middle Temple, Gray’s Inn, and Lincoln’s Inn. Every barrister in England and Wales must belong to one of the Inns, which continue supervisory and disciplinary function over their members throughout their careers. Continue reading »

Professor Robert Walsh presides at U.S. Supreme Court ceremony

Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert K. Walsh, the national president of the American Inns of Court, presided at the annual Celebration of Excellence dinner and ceremony at the United States Supreme Court on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Professor Robert Walsh represents American Inns of Court at founding of United Kingdom’s Supreme Court

Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert K. Walsh, the national president of the American Inns of Court, recently returned from an 11-day trip to London where he represented the organization at ceremonies surrounding the initiation of the British Legal Year and the establishment of the first Supreme Court in the history of the United Kingdom.  In addition to representing the American Inns of Court at the ceremony, Professor Walsh took four 2009 American Inns of Court Temple Bar Scholars to London to introduce them to the leaders of the English Bench and Bar.

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Professor Robert Walsh to represent American Inns of Court at founding of United Kingdom’s Supreme Court

Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert K. Walsh, the national President of the American Inns of Court, will represent the organization at ceremonies starting in Westminster Abby on Oct. 1.  The ceremonies are to celebrate the initiation of the British Legal Year and the establishment of the first Supreme Court in the history of the United Kingdom.  For centuries, the highest court of the United Kingdom was the House of Lords.  For the past century, a committee of  Law Lords has functioned as the country’s highest court and all judges have been appointed by a member of the prime minister’s cabinet.  Beginning Oct. 1, the current 12 Law Lords will become Justices of the new Supreme Court and move out of the House of Lords section of Parliament to a new separate Supreme Court building.  The head of the new Supreme Court will be the President, currently the Senior Law Lord, Lord Nicholas Phillips.

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