John Korzen

N.C. Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at Wake Forest law school on Tuesday, Feb. 26

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest law school will host oral arguments in the North Carolina Court of Appeals at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Photo of Director of Appellate Advocacy Clinic John Korzen, Hillary Kies ('13), Emma Maddux ('13), and clinic client Tate MacQueen.

Emma Maddux (’13) Argues in the Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Emma Maddux (’13) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, on Jan. 30 as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic Hears Arguments at U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic made its annual visit to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 14.  There the Clinic members observed oral arguments in two cases, toured the courthouse, and met with Clerk of Court William Suter.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed and discussed all the briefs filed in the two cases.

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Mary Beth Usher (’13) argues in U.S. Court of Appeals

Mary Beth Usher (’13) recently argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Professor John Korzen presents ‘Principles of State and Federal Appellate Jurisdication’ at N.C. appellate seminar

Professor John Korzen, director of the law school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic, spoke to more than 100 attorneys, appellate judges, and appellate clerks at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary on Oct. 4. Continue reading »

Morgan McCall ('13), Kelley Chan ('13) and Professor John Korzen, director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, pose outside the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va.

Morgan McCall (’13) argues as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic in the Fourth Circuit

Morgan McCall (’13) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va.,  on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  The Fourth Circuit is the federal appeals court for five states:  Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  McCall was the 11th Wake Forest 3L to argue in the Fourth Circuit in the past five years as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic complete briefs on four appeals

Rising third-year law students in the Appellate Advocacy Clinic were very busy over the summer, completing briefs in four different appeals, including three in one week.

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Professor John Korzen addresses criminal defense attorneys

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 criminal defense attorneys from North Carolina and South Carolina on April 5  in Asheville, N.C., at the annual Criminal Practice Seminar sponsored by the Federal Public Defender of the Middle District of North Carolina.  Korzen is the director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Legal Writing. Continue reading »

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Faculty Profile: John Korzen (’91) has a passion for writing

Professor John Korzen (’91) developed a love for writing when he was a teenager, a love that eventually led him to the law and legal writing.  Korzen, who heads the Appellate Advocacy Clinic for 3Ls and teaches Legal Writing to 1Ls and 2Ls, is an experienced appellate lawyer who joined the faculty in 2003. Continue reading »

Hannah Davis (’12) argues in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Hannah Davis (’12) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., on Friday, Jan. 27, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  The Fourth Circuit is the federal appeals court for five states:  Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Davis was the 10th Wake Forest 3L to argue in the Fourth Circuit in the past five years. Continue reading »