John Korzen

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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 »

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic visits U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic visited on Monday, March 30, the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., which the Clinic has done annually since 2007.  The 10 Clinic members and Professor John Korzen (’91) observed oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain, a federal habeas case originally tried in Louisiana state court.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed all the briefs filed in Brumfield.  After the argument, the Clinic met with Jeff Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest team comes in a close second at Billings Exum Frye Moot Court Competition

Lauren Emery (’16), Joey Greener (’16) and Dan Menken (’16) finished second out of 28 teams at the fifth annual Billings Exum Frye Moot Court Competition on on March 27-28 hosted by Elon Law School in Greensboro, N.C. Continue reading »

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Ashley Waring (‘15) and Karon Fowler (’15) argue in the Fourth Circuit appeals court

Ashley Waring (’15) and Karon Fowler (’15) both argued on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. It was the first time that the Appellate Clinic had two arguments on the same day in the Fourth Circuit, according to Clinic Director John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD). The three-judge panel that heard both arguments included Judge Robert King of West Virginia, Judge Roger Gregory of Virginia, and Senior Judge Andre Davis of Maryland. Continue reading »

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North Carolina Court of Appeals to host oral arguments at Wake Forest Law on Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

National Moot Court Team

National Moot Court Team is Final Four semi-finalist at 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Karon Fowler (’15), Caroline Massagee (’15) and Kelsey Meuret (’15) competed successfully in the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition during the week of Feb. 9, 2015, in New York City. Continue reading »

Kelsey Meuret ('15), Karon Fowler ('15) and Caroline Massagee ('15)

National Moot Court teams sweep Region IV tournament, head to national finals

Wake Forest Law’s two National Moot Court teams swept all the awards at the Region IV tournament held Nov. 21-22 in Richmond, Va. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’91) tells Reuters ground-water pollution cases should not be dismissed by courts

In a defeat for families claiming they were sickened by groundwater contamination many years ago at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina, a federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by the state’s legislature to extend a time limit for filing pollution-related lawsuits.  Continue reading »

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U.S. News ranks Wake Forest Law among top schools for most federal judicial clerkships

Wake Forest Law is among the nation’s Top 20 law schools for the most federal judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic-water case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Obama administration attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit blaming contaminated tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Continue reading »