LAWR

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Professor Liz McCurry Johnson is bringing legal research to the digital age

Liz McCurry Johnson, a reference librarian and member of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty, authored “The Practical Obscurity of the Green Screen Terminal: A Case Study on Accessing Jury Selection Data” which will be published in the The American Journal of Trial Advocacy in Fall 2017. The article received the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)/ LexisNexis Call for Papers award.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) receives Legal Writing Institute’s 2017 Mary S. Lawrence Award

The following announcement about Professor Christine Nero Coughlin, director of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (LAWR) program, being the 2017 Mary S. Lawrence Award recipient was released by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) on May 3, 2017.  The award will be presented to Professor Coughlin  at the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Conference in July.  Continue reading »

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) quoted in Wallethub’s ’2017 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) , who is director of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, is featured in the following story, “2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors,”  written by John S. Keirnan and published by Wallethub on March 27, 2017.  Professor Coughlin is one of the experts discussing the biggest issues facing doctors today as well as the top five indicators in evaluating the best states for doctors, among others.

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Professor Chris Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) publishes redistricting op/ed in News and Observer

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) and her research assistant, Adam Messenlehner, wrote the following op/ed, “Return NC to a democracy through fair redistricting,” that was published originally in the Raleigh News and Observer on Feb. 9, 2017.

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Faculty Profile – Steve Garland (JD ’80)

From an afternoon daily newspaper to Charlotte and Winston-Salem law firms to serving as town attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor of Practice Steve Garland (JD ‘80) eventually found his way to the law school classroom.

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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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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) tells National Jurist ‘how to excel in legal writing’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, was featured in the article, “Get ready for ’1L of a Ride,’” in the Fall 2016 Back to School issue of The National Jurist magazine.  Professor Coughlin tells the National Jurist “How to excel in legal writing.”  Her advice follows.

The article also contains advice from Andrew McClurg of the University of Memphis School of Law, Meredith Duncan of the University of Houston Law Center and Nancy Levit of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, as well as excerpts from the book, “Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold,” by Thane Messinger.

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Heather Gram returns to teach LAWR, Business Drafting

Adjunct Professor Heather Gram will begin the 2016-2017 academic year teaching the first section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) to first-year students in the fall. In the spring semester, she will teach the second section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research as well as a Business Drafting course.

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Formerly with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Professor Heather Gram brings an entertainment industry perspective to the classroom

Having worked in legal broadcasting and on productions such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Professor Heather Gram hopes to help her students realize the diverse applications of a law degree. Professor Gram says she plans to use her specialized experience to encourage creativity and excitement within the classroom.

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Brandy Nickoloff (JD ’18) presents her program Limitless to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff

Brandy Nickoloff (JD ’18) has developed Limitless, a resiliency and performance enhancement training program that focuses on developing skills to train the mind..  Nickoloff presented the program for the first time to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff on Friday, July 15, in the Worrell Professional Center.

The presentation, sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development, was an overview of the conception, purpose and aims of the program, which Nickoloff developed during her 1L year as part of a project for her legal writing course with Professor Abigail Perdue.

“I was thrilled that our class discussions on grit and our Pro Humanitate class project inspired Brandy to develop Limitless.  Resiliency is essential to professional success, and Brandy has found an innovative way to foster it in others,” said Professor Perdue.

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