John Korzen

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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 »

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National Moot Court team wins Region IV Tournament, best brief and best oralist awards

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Robert “Woody” Angle (JD ’16), Lauren Emery (JD ’16) and Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) won the Region IV Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Richmond, Virginia, going 5-0 against five different law schools and finishing first out of 21 teams from 12 law schools. Continue reading »

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Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) argues in North Carolina Court of Appeals

Professor John Korzen (BA ’81, JD ’91) argued on Nov. 4 in the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raleigh, in the case of Town of Beech Mountain v. Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. Defendant Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (Genesis) is a client of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic that Professor Korzen directs. Genesis is a non-profit organization whose mission is to care for injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public about wildlife.

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Kaitlin Price (JD ‘16), Mackenzie Salenger (JD ’16) argue in Fourth Circuit for Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Both Kaitlin Price (JD ’16) and Mackenzie Salenger (JD ’16) argued on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Price and Salenger argued on behalf of the clinic’s client Kent Stahle in the case of Stahle v. CTS Corporation. The three-judge panel that heard the argument consisted of Judge James Wynn of North Carolina, Judge Henry Floyd of South Carolina and Judge Stephanie Thacker of West Virginia. Continue reading »

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Appellate Clinic wins appeal in Fourth Circuit

In a unanimous published opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on June 30 in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, in the case of United States v. Joseph Newbold. Ashley Waring (’15) had argued to the panel of Fourth Circuit judges on behalf of Defendant Newbold on March 24, at the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. Kathleen Bradway (’15) and Professor John Korzen (’91), director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, assisted with the briefs and oral argument preparation. Continue reading »

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Professor John Korzen (’91) receives North Carolina Bar Service Award

Professor John Korzen (’91) was presented with the Howard L. Gum Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization at the annual specialists luncheon on Friday, May 8, in Charlotte. Continue reading »

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Professor John Korzen takes over appeal filed by Town of Beech Mountain against wildlife organization

According to representatives of Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, the Town of Beech Mountain has chosen to appeal the Watauga County Superior Court’s verdict on the due process claim that awarded the wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release center $361,000 in damages and accruing 8 percent interest. Wake Forest Law Professor John Korzen has agreed to take over appeal according to this article from the High Country Press. Continue reading »