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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) delivers Phi Beta Kappa induction speech on April 10

Professor John Korzen, director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, has been chosen to speak at the Wake Forest University chapter of  Phi Beta Kappa  2018 ceremony and reception for undergraduates. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium. Continue reading »

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Professor John Korzen named one of North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite’

Business North Carolina magazine has named Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) one of its “Legal Elite” for 2018, in the Appellate practice category. This is the first year in which Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has included Appellate practice. Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for Feb. 23, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Feb. 23, 2018:

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Media Roundup for the week of Jan. 19, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Jan. 19, 2018: Continue reading »

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preLaw Magazine names Wake Forest School of Law’s Moot Court among nation’s top

Wake Forest School of Law’s Moot Court is ranked 12th among the best moot court programs in the nation by preLaw Magazine.  The magazine ranked the top 100 law school moot court programs in its Fall 2017 issue (“Best schools for moot court,” page 8).  Wake Forest, which won the National Moot Court Competition earlier this year, is the only North Carolina law school to make the list.
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Appellate Advocacy Clinic wins Fourth Circuit appeal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of Wake Forest School of Law’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic in the case of Roudabush v. Milano on Nov. 27, 2017.

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National Moot Court Team reaches regional finals and qualifies for nationals in January 2018

Wake Forest School of Law’s National Moot Court Team won all five of its oral arguments, tied for the second best brief and finished as the runner-up at the Region IV tournament held on Nov. 17 -18 in Richmond, Virginia. It is the fifth straight year that Wake Forest School of Law has reached the national finals in the National Moot Court Competition, which is the oldest moot court competition in the country and now in its 68th year. Continue reading »

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Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argues in the Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) argued on Oct. 24, 2017, 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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North Carolina Business Court Clerk Profile: Derek Bast (JD ’15)

Wake Forest Law is the only ranked law school in the country that is also home to a working business court. When the North Carolina Business Court heard its first case in January 2017 in its newest court located in the Worrell Professional Center, it came to light that Wake Forest Law alumni are currently working as clerks within each of the four state business court locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro as well as Winston-Salem. Derek Bast (JD ’15) is the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe III at the North Carolina Business Court in Charlotte. Bast, who is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, studied Classical Languages Major, Religious Studies Minor at Vanderbilt University. A highlight of his clerkship so far has been getting to see a case through to a jury verdict. “Trials are remarkably dynamic compared to the measured process of motion practice,” he said. Following is an interview with Bast about his clerkship.

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Media Roundup for May 19, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of May 19, 2017: Continue reading »