John Korzen

Group photo of the 2016-2017 Appellate Advocacy Clinic at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2017

Appellate Advocacy Clinic observes SCOTUS argument, meets with Justice Ginsburg

Members of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C., to observe an oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court and then had the extreme honor of meeting with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Feb. 27, 2017, says Professor John Korzen (JD ’91), clinic director.

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Group photo of National Moot Court Champions holding their trophies, including Matt Cloutier (JD '17), Mia Falzarano (JD '17), and Blake Stafford (JD '17)

Wake Forest Law wins National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won the National Moot Court Competition, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in New York City.

Falzarano won the award for Best Oralist in the final round, while Stafford won the award for Second Best Oralist. In addition, the team’s brief earned the Best Brief award. The brief, primarily authored by Stafford, was one key to the team’s success, because the brief counts for 40 percent of the total score in each round of the competition.

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Photo of Wake Forest School of Law students with their awards from winning best brief and regionals as part of the 2016-2017 National Moot Court team

National Moot Court Team wins Region IV, Best Brief moves on to national finals

Wake Forest Law’s National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won Region IV of the National Moot Court Competition and the Best Brief award in a tournament held on Nov. 18-19 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) speaks at North Carolina Bar Association Appellate CLE

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 attorneys in Cary, North Carolina, on September 30, at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE.

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Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD '91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16), Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) and Ashley Escoe (JD ‘16)

Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) and Rolf Garcia-Gallont (JD ’16) argued on May 10, 2016, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »

Photo of Lauren Emery (JD ’16), Joseph Greener (JD ’16) and Professor John Korzen

Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Joseph Greener (JD ’16) argued on April 27 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Greener and Lauren Emery (JD ’16) represent Charles Evans in the case of United States v. Evans, which is a direct appeal to the Seventh Circuit following a guilty plea and sentencing in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The Seventh Circuit is the federal appellate court for cases arising in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Court appointed the clinic to represent Evans on appeal.

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Group photo of law students and their professor at the National Moot Court finals

National Moot Court Team competes in finals in New York

The National Moot Court Team of Robert “Woody” Angle (JD ’16), Lauren Emery (JD ’16), and Kaitlin Price (JD’16) recently competed in the National Finals of the 66th annual National Moot Court Competition, which were held in midtown Manhattan. Continue reading »

Don Morgan (JD ’16) argues in Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Don Morgan (JD ’16) recently argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Continue reading »

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic hears arguments at U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic recently made its annual visit to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. There the clinic members observed oral arguments in the case of Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods and met with Supreme Court Fellow Debra Perlin. Before the trip, the clinic reviewed all the briefs in Americold.

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Professor John Korzen quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about annual Wake Forest University Lovefeast

Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) and his wife, Catherine, are quoted in the following story that ran in the Winston-Salem Journal. Read the original story here.

Wake Forest University’s annual Lovefeast took on special meaning Sunday, as speakers took note of recent tragic events, including last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 people dead, and the terrorist attack in Paris last month that killed at least 130 people.Timothy L. Auman, the university’s chaplain, said that such events can lead people to hopelessness. But Auman reminded those gathered at the 51st annual Lovefeast that there is always light. Continue reading »