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Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) publishes ‘Hang In There!’ in AALS monthly publication

Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research program at Wake Forest Law, authored “Hang in there!” in her latest contribution to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research newsletter. The original article follows.

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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) delivers Phi Beta Kappa induction speech on April 10

Professor John Korzen, director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, has been chosen to speak at the Wake Forest University chapter of  Phi Beta Kappa  2018 ceremony and reception for undergraduates. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium. Continue reading »

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Drake Law Professor Melissa Weresh (BA ’89) to speak to Wake Forest School of Law faculty, students

Wake Forest School of Law will host visiting distinguished scholar, Professor Melissa Weresh (BA ’89) of Drake University Law School on Thursday, Sept. 14, and and Friday, Sept. 15 thanks in part to a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

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Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) to lead Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program

Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) will take over as director of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program as of July 1, 2017.

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Wake Forest Law celebrates first Two-Year International JDs, confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 14, including 177 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 17 International Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, nine Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and four Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on its first Two-Year International JD graduates — Julia de la Parra and Santiago Herrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Shou Li of Liuzhou, China.

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Wake Forest Law hosts Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, Friday, Dec. 9

Wake Forest Law is hosting a Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, “From Orientation to Graduation: Weaving Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing Throughout the Curriculum,” on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  In attendance will be students and faculty from seven law schools.

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Wake Forest Law professors, staff present at Legal Writing Institute’s 17th Biennial Conference on July 10-13

Three Wake Forest Law professors and a staff member will make presentations at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute entitled, “Thriving in a Time of Change,” on July 10–13, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.

The 2016 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute will bring together legal writing professors and other members of the legal academy and practicing bar. The conference this year has a renewed goal of building our sense of community. In LWI’s always collegial and collaborative environment, colleagues will have a chance to meet, reconnect and share ideas about pedagogy, scholarship and professional growth.

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Wake Forest Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Team reaches final four

The Wake Forest Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court team of Katherine Haddock (JD ’17), Emily Jeske (JD ’17) and James Lathrop (JD ’17) competed from March 3-5 at the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition at Albany School of Law in Albany, New York.

“The team represented Wake Forest beautifully, reaching the final four round and earning high praise from every panel of judges they faced,” said Professor Laura Graham, the team’s adviser.

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Wake Forest Law graduates top overall North Carolina bar exam passage rate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Law graduates had the highest overall bar passage rate (which includes repeaters) at 83 percent among North Carolina law schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July 2015. That’s compared with a state overall passage rate of 58 percent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.

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Professor Laura Graham’s article on writing about legal analysis published in Kansas Law Review

Professor Laura Graham‘s article, “Why-Rac? Revisiting the Traditional Paradigm for Writing About Legal Analysis,” was published in the Kansas Law Review in May 2015.

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