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National Jurist once again ranks Wake Forest School of Law as a 2017 Best Value law school

Wake Forest School of Law has once again been named among the Best Value law schools by The National Jurist in its Fall 2017 issue.

The National Jurist recognizes Wake Forest Law as a school where graduates have “excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

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National Jurist ranks Wake Forest Law among ‘greenest’

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the National Jurist has named Wake Forest Law among the nation’s “greenest” law schools in its Spring 2017 edition.

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National Jurist chooses Wake Forest student as ‘Law Student of the Year’ two years in a row

For the second time in as many years, a Wake Forest Law student has been recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.”

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National Jurist names Sarah Saint (JD ’17) ‘Law Student of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Huntsville, Alabama-native Sarah Saint (JD ’17) “Law Student of the Year” in the following story, “Law Students of the Year: Sarah Saint, Wake Forest University,” written by Mike Stetz and published on March 8, 2017.

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Ibonne Moscoso (LL.M. ’17) profiled in National Jurist’s LL.M. program guide

Ibonne Moscoso (LLM ’17) was featured in the fall 2016 issue of the National Jurist.  Moscoso is one of several international students profiled in the article, “Guide to LL.M. Programs for Foreign Attorneys,” by Katie Thisdell.  The article begins on page 28 and features Moscoso on page 36. Continue reading »

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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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The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law among Best Value in 2016

Wake Forest Law has once again been named among the Best Value for private law schools by The National Jurist. The original story published Aug. 15, 2016, here follows.

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The National Jurist ranks Wake Forest Law among top 50 schools with the most alumni as big firm partners

The National Jurist ranked Wake Forest School of Law number 39 out of 50 schools with the most alumni as big firm partners in 2016.

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Carson Smith (JD ’16) named ‘Law Student of the Year’ by the National Jurist

Carson Smith (JD ’16) is the first Wake Forest Law student to be recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.” He is one of five students recognized from law schools across the nation in the current issue of the magazine. Smith was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in management. Prior to entering law school, he worked in management and sales for a medical services company.

While in law school, Smith has been very involved with the Pro Bono Project, this year serving as the executive director. In the past three years he has volunteered for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, mentored juveniles who have been drug abusers in the Reclaiming Futures project and served as a coordinator for the law school and YWCS’s Teen Court Program. Following graduation, Smith plans to return to his home town as a public defender, providing legal services to individuals unable to afford adequate representation.

Outreach Director Beth Hopkins says, “His imprint on our program has heightened the student body’s understanding of pro bono services, and as a visionary, he has broadened the Wake Forest Law’s pro bono outreach in this community. Smith’s contributions to our program have sealed the law school’s place in its quest for providing legal information to that segment of the community that has the greatest need for justice.”

The section of the National Jurist story that features Smith follows.

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Wake Forest named among ‘Best Value’ law schools by National Jurist, preLaw magazines

Wake Forest University School of Law is once again among the nation’s “Best Value” law schools, according to the National Jurist and preLaw magazines. Continue reading »