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Student Profile: Karen Frekko (MSL ’18)

After completing her first two semesters of Wake Forest Law’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree, Senior Associate Director of Information Technology Karen Frekko (MSL ’18) says she has found “a new set of tools” in her toolbox.

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Media Roundup for May 7, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 28, 2017:

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Sign up today for free webinars available for professionals working in health law and policy, human resources on March 23, April 4

Need to learn more about what’s new in telehealth or what HR professionals can expect under the Trump Administration?

Wake Forest Law’s online only Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program is offering two free, lunchtime webinars on March 23 and April 4 for professionals working in health law and policy and human resources.

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Application deadline extended to Thursday, Dec. 15, for fully online MSL degree and certificate program

Wake Forest Law has extended the deadline for applications for its fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate programs to Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” is launching in January 2017 as part of the MSL degree program.

“The new certificate allows professionals in a wider range of industries to benefit from the market-driven curriculum, helping them become even more valuable assets and reduce overall risk in the workplace,  while earning a valuable credential,“ says MSL Director Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), assistant dean of instructional design.

Applications are being accepted for January 2017 starts in the MSL degree and certificate program.

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Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree director featured in U.S. News and World Report article about online legal education

Wake Forest Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program director is featured in a U.S. News and World Report article about JD programs embracing online education.

Ellen Murphy, who is also assistant dean of instructional technologies and design for the law school, is featured in the following portion of the U.S. News and Report article, “Law Schools Experiment with Partially Online Learning,” published by Jordan Friedman on Nov. 7, 2016, that follows:

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Wake Forest Law launches new online certificate in Workplace Legal Fundamentals as part of Master in Studies of Law degree program

Wake Forest Law will offer an online certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” beginning in January 2017 as part of its Master of Studies in Law degree program.

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Fall deadline to enroll for the new online only, part-time Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree is Aug. 10

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it. The degree focuses on Health Care & Policy and Human Resources.

The application deadline for Fall 2016 is Wednesday, Aug. 10. The program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence of Wake Forest Law. Applications for a January start are also being accepted at this time.

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Student Profile: Crystal Richmond (MSL ’16)

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Undergraduate school and major: I attended undergraduate at the University of Memphis where I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.

Why I chose to pursue the MSL degree: I decided to pursue Wake Forest Law’s Master of Studies in Law degree because of the flexibility of distance learning while still being able to develop analytical and reasoning skills.

What I like about Wake Forest Law’s MSL: The courses are aggressively up-to-date. Each topic receives careful and comprehensive treatment. While some courses may be challenging, they also provide a great thought-provoking learning experience. They also provide a well-rounded, but in-depth understanding of the law. I enjoy having an environment where I can work with professionals from all over the world, rich online databases and online tools combined with the possibility to study from wherever I am. I can travel with my studies and learn at any time of the day. All I need is dedication and a computer.

Applying MSL to my career: The program is very well devised: coherent and wide-ranging. More importantly, it is rigorous and challenging and the professors are amazingly helpful. Upon completion of the program, I will have a new horizon of career options. Through the program I have been able to obtain a more in-depth knowledge of law for certain areas that are of interest to me. The skills and knowledge I have gained so far have proven to be most valuable to me in my position as a paralegal and a small business owner. I am very glad that I opted for this program.

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Wake Forest Law launches part-time, online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree with focus on health care, HR

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who want a better understanding of the law.

Applications for Fall 2016 are now being accepted here. The degree program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence that are hallmarks of Wake Forest Law. The online MSL is the law school’s first wholly online degree offering.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a Wake Forest Law education to individuals who would not have been able to take advantage of this unique opportunity solely because of geography,” explains Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). “Our new online MSL degree is designed to help professionals reach the next level in their careers.” Continue reading »

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David Ayers (MSL ’16) writes about community college and practical reasoning in Journal of Higher Education

When David Ayers (MSL ’16) receives his Master of Studies in Law (MSL) from Wake Forest Law next summer, it will be the latest in a long and impressive list of accomplishments, including a Ph.D. in higher education administration and an associate professorship at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

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