John Korzen

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 »

North Carolina Court of Appeals to hold oral arguments at law school on Tuesday, Feb. 7

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments in two cases at the Wake Forest University School of Law beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7,  in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.

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Professor John Korzen (’91) certified as a specialist in appellate practice

Professor John Korzen (’91)  is now a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice Law, a distinction recognized by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization on Nov. 21. Continue reading »

Appellate Clinic Makes Good Law For North Carolina Homeowners

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Sept. 20 ruled in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic’s clients, in the case of Crump v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  John Byron (’11) wrote the appellate brief for David Crump and his wife, Sharon.  In a unanimous, published opinion issued without oral argument, the Court of Appeals agreed with the Appellate Clinic and affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of the Crumps. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen not surprised appeals court split on government meeting prayer case

An appeals court ruling against sectarian prayer at government meetings says it’s not just the prayer policy that matters, but the outcome — the actual prayers given — as well. Continue reading »

Former client of Appellate Clinic freed due to lack of evidence

The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently reversed the murder conviction of Roger Bostick, a former client of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, due to insufficient evidence.  Bostick is now a free man, due in part to the efforts of the Clinic.  Continue reading »

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Ben Wiles (’11) argues in Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

On Friday, May 13, just two days before graduation, Ben Wiles (’11) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in the case of United States v. Russell Lee, as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen speaks to Federal Bar Association

Professor John Korzen spoke to a group of more than 100 area attorneys, at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter on Friday, April 8.  Continue reading »