February 22nd, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
Jordan Crosby Lee (JD ’16) joined Wake Forest University School of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development as assistant director on Feb. 5, 2018.
“We’re thrilled to have Jordan as part of the team,” said Office of Career and Professional Development Assistant Dean Francie Scott (JD ‘04), who says the law school is lucky to have been able to lure Lee back.
“His passion for helping students, his dedication to teaching and mentoring and his enthusiasm for this job, in addition to his love for Wake Forest, are unmatched and will serve him well in this position,” Scott explained. Continue reading »
July 14th, 2017 | Community | Comments Off
Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been promoted to fill the new position of Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development. Scott was named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development in the May following the departure of Kim Fields, who served as director of the department for 16 years and resigned to spend more time with her family. Continue reading »
May 9th, 2017 | Student Life | Comments Off
Francie Scott (JD ’04) has been named interim director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.
“In her role as associate director for the past six years, Francie has always shown exemplary initiative, innovation and professionalism in her work with students, employers, faculty and the larger community,” says Associate Dean of Students and Administration Ann Gibbs. “Francie will lead the OCPD until we conclude a search for the new leader of this important office.”
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September 1st, 2016 | Student Life | Comments Off
July 22nd, 2016 | Student Life | Comments Off
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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October 23rd, 2015 | Alumni | Comments Off
About 30 women attended Wake Forest Law’s “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” training on Oct. 22 presented by Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association in the Worrell Professional Center. The session was held as part of the second annual All-Law School Alumni Weekend (LAW). Continue reading »
October 8th, 2015 | Alumni, Student Life | Comments Off
Wake Forest Law’s Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association will present “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” from 3 to 5 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1101. Catharine Arrowood (JD ’73), former president of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) will help lead the training. Registration for the training, which is free and open to current students and alumni, is available here.
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August 21st, 2015 | Student Life | Comments Off
“Reading Public Company Financial Statements” will be presented by Brandon Rucker of the assurance division of McGladrey from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Room 1308 of the Worrell Professional Center. The event, co-sponsored by The Business Law Program and the Office of Career & Professional Development, is open to Wake Forest Law students. Continue reading »
May 1st, 2015 | Student Life | Comments Off
Mike Stetz of The National Jurist writes, “Wake Forest University School of Law saw the biggest jump of all law schools in the percentage of recent grads landing full-time, long-term jobs.”
His original story from May 1 follows: While the nation’s law schools collectively saw a slight uptick in employment success for their grads from 2014 compared to 2013, some schools managed to do much better than average. Why? A better job market, more aggressive career services programs and student grit were among the answers. Continue reading »
April 20th, 2015 | Student Life | Comments Off
One of Elizabeth Goodwin’s favorite memories of her time at Wake Forest Law is of the regular Friday night poker games she and her friends used to play. Not because she won a lot of money. In fact, she claims she was a lousy poker player. It’s because of the relationships those games allowed her to build. Continue reading »