International Film Festival

Professor Richard Schneider has organized a film festival to introduce the School of Law’s international students to major films from each other’s countries. The first film night was on November 3rd, when the students watched “Fireworks,” a 1993 Japanese film directed by Takeshi Kitano. The students brought food for the viewing and discussed the film afterwards. In the second film night, Professor Schneider and the students viewed “The Emperor and the Assassin,” a 1998 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige. Continue reading »

LLM International Women Attorneys Share Their Unique Stories

On October 5, 2009, the WFU Women in Law and International Legal Society, hosted the second LL.M. Women Panel. In this panel, three female, international law students discussed their educational and practical experiences in their home countries. XIN ZHANG and WENFANG HUANG, both LLM students from China, and LICIA MEMO, a Visiting International Student from Italy, addressed issues such as how their home countries’ legal systems differ from that of the US, the differences they have observed as law students in the United States, their adjustment to life in the US, and working as female lawyers in China and Italy. Continue reading »

Alumni Pursue Legal Education Beyond the LL.M. Degree

Two alumni of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law Program of Wake Forest University School of Law continued their legal studies in Ph.D. and S.J.D. programs. Continue reading »

LL.M. Alumna Marries J.D. Alumnus

In August of 2009, Hanne Nyheim, LLM alumna from Norway, wed Thomas McNutt, a 2008 WFU J.D. alumnus. Continue reading »

Moldovan law students visit Wake Forest Law

Four law students from Moldova State University visited Wake Forest University School of Law on Aug. 31, 2009, to observe a U.S. law school in operation. Coming from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, Sergiu Cotruta, Iurie Amarii, Alina Criminceanu and Constantin Rosca were sponsored by an organization identifying Moldovan students desiring a short-term experience working, living and travelling in the U.S. As part of their experience, the Moldovan law students requested a visit to a U.S. law school. Continue reading »

LLM Alumnus Develops Partnership with Clyde & Co.

Abdulaziz Al Bosaily is a member of Wake Forest University School of Law’s first LL.M. class, which graduated in 1998. He has developed a partnership withClyde & Co., a leading international law firm that conducts business across 120 countries and has more than 1,300 employees in 19 offices worldwide. In May 2008, Mr. Al Bosaily established Abdulaziz A. Al Bosaily Law Office in Riyadh. In 2009, he affiliated his office with Clyde & Co. Because foreign firms are not legally allowed to open offices in Saudi Arabia, such partnerships between Saudi law offices and international firms are becoming more prevalent. Continue reading »

WFU Law School Assistant Dean travels to West Bank, Jerusalem to interview prospective Open Society scholars

Susan Montaquila traveled to the West Bank and Jerusalem earlier this month to help hand pick the Open Society Institute scholarship winners, one of whom will be next fall’s Wake Forest University School of Law’s LLM program students, who will hail from the West Bank. Continue reading »

Wake Forest LL.M. alumnus, Samuel Chacon (Mexico, 2005), publishes an article in The North American Free Trade & Investment Report

It has been a long time since the world has faced a global financial crisis of this magnitude. The global integration of the financial systems has evidenced that what started as a problem focused on the mortgage sector of the United States, has been gradually generalized as a crisis of investor confidence and as an international contagion.Continue reading…

LL.M. Student Recounts her Experience as a Summer Intern at Troutman Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders LL.P. is one of the prominent international law firms in America. Its office in Hong Kong mainly focuses on legal projects in mainland China and Hong Kong. During my visit to Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office in July 2008, the firm seemed to be a bridge connecting Chinese business and foreign, especially American, business. It was my pleasure to visit and work at Troutman Sanders and to obtain valuable experiences. Continue reading »

LL.M. Student Participates in the 2008 U.S. General Election

Bakhytzhan “Baha” Kussainov, a 2008-2009 WFU LL.M. student from Kostanay, Kazakhstan, gained a valuable experience and participated in one of the United States’ most historic presidential elections. Coming to Wake Forest University School of Law as an Edmund S. Muskie Scholar, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Baha was required to perform forty hours of community service in Winston-Salem. Continue reading »