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Group photo of graduates and award winners Jasmine Pitt ('15), Bray Taylor ('15), Elizabeth Bahati Mutisya ('15) and Gelila Selassie ('15)

Gelila Selassie (JD ’15) to work with North Carolina seniors as 2017 Equal Justice Works Fellow

A former co-director of Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project has been named a 2017 Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow. Gelila Selassie (JD ’15) joins 77 recent law graduates who will dedicate the next two years to providing legal service to low-income and underserved populations. Selassie is the only 2017 fellow from Wake Forest Law.

In her role as a EJW Fellow, she will work to improve the quality of life for seniors in North Carolina through legal representation in health care access and elder abuse cases while hosted at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, according to EJW. Her fellowship is sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

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Lisa Roach (JD ’17) instrumental in introducing N.C. ‘Death with Dignity’ legislation

Lisa Roach (JD ’17 , president and co-founder of Dying Right NC, has been instrumental in drafting “End of Life” legislation that has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly in the form of HB 789, which would allow qualified North Carolina patients diagnosed with a terminal illness to end life on their terms by ingesting a lethal dose of prescribed medicine.

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Zach Linsey (JD ’12) authors Washington Post op-ed on the importance of businesses helping their communities

Zach Linsey (JD ’12) is the founder of Building with Beans, a Washington, D.C., non-profit coffee company with a focus on providing economic opportunities to disadvantaged D.C. residents. He recently authored the following op-ed, “D.C. Businesses Should Help Their Communities,” originally published in The Washington Post on March 11, 2016.

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