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Pro Bono Project
Hailey Cleek (JD ’19) wins 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law
April 6th, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
Hailey Cleek (JD/MA ’19) is the first place winner of the 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law, co-sponsored by If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (CRRJ). Continue reading »
March 16th, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
Wake Forest law school student group OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Pro Bono Committee to receive the NCBA 2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award, according to organizers. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic will be honored during the 2018 NCBA annual meeting in Wilmington on Friday, June 22.
March 12th, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
March 6th, 2018 | Community | Comments Off
Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. 24, 2018, according to organizers. Continue reading »
February 22nd, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest University Law student has been recognized among the nation’s top law students by the magazine. Scotton is the only law student from North Carolina to receive the honor in 2018. Continue reading »
February 21st, 2018 | Community | Comments Off
The Wake Forest School of Law Library is the only publicly accessible law library between Raleigh and the Tennessee border. Not only does this void in law libraries mean that the general public does not have wide access to up-to-date legal information, it also means that those individuals incarcerated in the North Carolina prison system do not either.
The catch is though, even without access to prison libraries, inmates have a constitutional right to access to the courts, which includes access to legal information. Thus the emergence of the Wake Forest School of Law Prison Letter Project — a project that is coupling the provision of inmates’ rights with the pro humanitate mission of Wake Forest University. Continue reading »
February 9th, 2018 | Student Life | Comments Off
The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter, the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar, Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the NAACP Headquarters, 4130 Oak Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, according to organizers. The Winston-Salem Chronicle also reported on this event.
December 1st, 2017 | Research | Comments Off
Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Dec. 1 2017:
November 27th, 2017 | Student Life | Comments Off
Hazel Mack, the former leader of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), has been promoted as director of outreach at Wake Forest University School of Law. Mack has served as the interim director of outreach since October 2016.
“I am pleased to announce that Hazel Mack has agreed to become our permanent director of outreach,” said Ann Gibbs, associate dean of Administration and Student Services. “As we predicted a year ago when she stepped in as interim director, Hazel’s passion for serving the underserved, her legal expertise from years of practice with Legal Aid and her deep connections within the Winston-Salem community make her the perfect leader for the Office of Outreach.”