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Wake Forest Law Review announces incoming editorial staff for 2017-18

The Wake Forest Law Review has announced the 2017-2018 board of editors. “Please join me in congratulating the outstanding students who have been selected to serve as the next editorial board for the Wake Forest Law Review,” writes Editor-in-Chief Kayleigh Butterfield (JD ’17). “We are very excited to welcome these new editors and to watch as they help the Law Review continue to succeed over the coming year.”

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts 25th biennial Business Symposium ‘The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ on March 24

Wake Forest Law Review 2017 Spring Symposium — the journal’s 25th biennial Business Symposium — will focus on “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” (SWFs), which have emerged over the past decade as an important new force in global finance.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3221. Approval of free Continuing Legal Education credit from the North Carolina Bar is pending.

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Wake Forest Law Review’s symposium on combatting human trafficking to feature survivor Margeaux Gray at noon on Friday, Oct. 28

The Wake Forest Law Review has teamed up with John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.  The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. in Room 1312 with a reception to follow. The North Carolina Bar has approved the symposium for 5.5 hours of CLE credit.

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Wake Forest Law Review renames closing dinner the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner

The Wake Forest Law Review presented its annual awards at its closing dinner, held on Friday, April 15, at the Forsyth Country Club. At the dinner, the Law Review board also announced that the dinner would henceforth be known as the Dan McGinn Law Review Closing Dinner, in honor of previous editor of the Law Review Dan McGinn (BA ’64, JD ’67). The dinner was sponsored by Brooks Pierce, where McGinn is a partner.

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Wake Forest Law Review Symposium on Implementing De-Incarceration Strategies featured on PrawfsBlawg

The Wake Forest Law Review‘s 2016 spring symposium, “Implementing De-Incarceration Strategies: Policies and Practices to Reduce Crime and Mass Incarceration,” was featured in the following blog post, “Rethinking Criminal Procedure in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” published originally in PrawfsBlawg on April 2, 2016. Professors Kami Simmons and Ron Wright were also mentioned in the blog post.

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Wake Forest Law Review ranked number 41 in the country by PrawfsBlawg

Wake Forest Law Review was listed as number 41 out of the 100 best law reviews in the country in the following article, “2016 Meta-Ranking of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews,” originally published on PrawfsBlawg on April 4, 2016.

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Wake Forest Law journals ranked among top ten in latest survey by ExpressO

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) and the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy were both ranked among the top ten law journals for their specific disciplines in a recent survey by ExpressO. Read the list of the full rankings here.

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Wake Forest Law Review ranks 39th most-cited in 2015 Google Law Review rankings

In an annual ranking based on the number of citations a law review receives in Google Scholar articles, Wake Forest Law Review was the 39th most-cited articles in 2015. The complete list of rankings, as well as information about the ranking system itself, can be found at Witnesseth, the blog of Pepperdine School of Law Associate Professor Robert Anderson.

“I’m very grateful to the staff and the board of editors for all of their hard work,” said Don Morgan, editor-in-chief of Wake Forest Law Review. “Both the previous and current members have put in a ton of work, without which the quality of our publication would not be possible.”

The original article about the rankings follows:

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Professor Kami Simmons authors article in The George Washington Law Review

Professor Kami Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, authored an article in the Feb. 2016 edition of The George Washington Law Review.

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Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) to clerk for North Carolina Supreme Court

Ashley Escoe (JD ’16) has accepted a judicial clerkship with Justice Cheri Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Escoe’s clerkship will begin August 2016, after she completes her third year of law school and takes the North Carolina bar exam.

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