John Korzen

Wake Forest teams compete in inaugural Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

On April 1-2, two teams from the Wake Forest University School of Law competed in the Inaugural Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition.  Named for the three immediate past Chief Justices of North Carolina, including Wake Forest’s own Rhoda Billings, the Competition was held at Elon Law School in Greensboro. Continue reading »

Erin Tanner (’11) argues in Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Erin Tanner (’11) argued recently in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in the case of Beasley v. Arcapita, Inc., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Amy Puckett (’11), who worked with Tanner on the appeal, also attended the argument, which was held in the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Friday, March 25. Continue reading »

Photo of Megan Curran arguing in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals

Appellate Clinic Wins North Carolina Appeal

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled in favor of the law school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic in Haas v. JugisHaas is the case in which Megan Curran (’11) argued on Oct. 26, 2010, to a panel of Court of Appeals judges who were hearing oral arguments at Wake Forest. Continue reading »

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Katie Serfas (’11) argues in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Katie Serfas (’11) argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in the case of Cousins v. Green, on Jan. 25.  Alayna Ness (’11), who helped Serfas prepare, also attended the argument, which was held in the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Va. Continue reading »

Group photo of appellate advocacy clinic visiting the Supreme Court

Appellate Advocacy Clinic Students Visit U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic made its annual visit to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 12.  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. Continue reading »

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules in favor of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and held in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic in the case of United States v. Danny Thomas, in a published opinion decided on Dec. 29.

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National Moot Court Team earns its way to semifinals

The Wake Forest University School of Law National Moot Court Team competed in the Richmond regional on Nov. 5-6 and won three out of four matches, making the semifinals and falling just short of a trip to the national finals.  Continue reading »

John Byron (’11) Argues in U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

John Byron (’11) argued to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., on Friday, Sept. 24, as part of the law school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  The Fourth Circuit decides federal appeals from five states, including North Carolina.  The Clinic represents Danny Keith Thomas in the case of United States v. Thomas. Continue reading »

Appellate Clinic wins Industrial Commission Appeal

The Full Commission of the North Carolina Industrial Commission recently ruled in favor of the Wake Forest University School of Law Appellate Advocacy Clinic, in the case of David Crump and Sharon L. Crump v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services.  The Full Commission is a group of appellate judges who review decisions by trial judges in the Industrial Commission, which has jurisdiction over state tort and workers compensation claims. Continue reading »

ACLU: Prayer Ruling Not About Freedom of Speech

The religious groups who urged Forsyth County commissioners to appeal a judge’s ruling on prayer have missed the point of the issue, according to an American Civil Liberties attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the case. Read the full story »