John Korzen

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 »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) tells WUNC he agrees with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in his SCOTUS case

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina’s limits on how long people have to file pollution-related lawsuits. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) quoted in USA Today regarding SCOTUS’ water pollution ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) argues N.C. environmental case at SCOTUS

Since 2007, Professor John Korzen, Director of the School of Law’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic, has taken Clinic students to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. This year was no different— except that students had the pleasure of hearing their professor argue in CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, an appeal that all 10 of them had worked on.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic students Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attend oral argument of definition of marriage case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Zachary Dunn (’15) and Justin Jenkins (’14) attended oral argument in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Continue reading »

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Professor John Korzen’s U.S. Supreme Court argument featured in Kernersville News

Kernersville resident and Wake Forest University School of Law professor John Korzen can cross off arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court from his bucket list of things to do during his lifetime, following his appearance before the court’s nine justices on April 23 as legal counsel for a group of Asheville property owners.

John Korzen is the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Legal Writing.  John is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Appellate Practice Law.  He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States; federal courts of appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Seventh  Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina; and all North Carolina state courts.  Before joining the faculty in 2003, John practiced law with Anderson, Korzen & Associates, in Kernersville, NC, and with Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore (now Smith Moore) in Greensboro, NC, for a total of eleven years.

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SCOTUSblog analyzes Professor John Korzen’s argument in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger

Professor John Korzen argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday,  April 23, 2014 in the case, CTS Corp. v. Waldburger.

Writer Robert Percival wrote in the SCOTUSblog the article appearing in full below titled, “Argument analysis: Was Congress more “legally sophisticated” than the Justices when it overrode state limitations on lawsuits for toxic exposure?” Continue reading »

Official Transcript of the U.S. Supreme Court case CTS Corporation v. Peter Waldburger, argued by Professor John Korzen

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) argued a N.C. groundwater cleanup case in U.S. Supreme Court on April 23, 2014. The case is one of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic appeals. Emma Maddux (’13) argued the case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 30, 2013, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Continue reading »