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Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh wins national award

Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Bob Walsh received the 2017 A. Sherman Christensen Award, given by the American Inns of Court in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional leadership on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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Students, alumni take shared passion regarding partisan gerrymandering beyond the classroom

Wake Forest School of Law’s Seth Williford (JD ’18), Morgan Mayes (JD ’18) and Chris Salemme (JD ’17), who is serving as a fellow in the Veterans Clinic, took their shared passion for learning beyond the classroom this week to the United States Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Continue reading »

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Professor Russell Gold quoted by WSJ regarding Gorsuch confirmation hearings

Professor Russell Gold is quoted in the following Wall Street Journal story, “Gorsuch, a Conservative Firebrand in College, Evolved Into a Conciliator,” written by Jess Bravin and published on March 19, 2017. The story was also published on Following is an excerpt:

Those who aren’t sold include Wake Forest University law professor Russell Gold, who clerked for 10th Circuit Judge Carlos Lucero, a Bill Clinton appointee. “Gorsuch was always very careful,” he said. “He always had an eye on the Supreme Court, and was sort of tiptoeing around everything quite carefully to get there.”

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Professor Michael Kent Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal: ‘It’s a good day for the right to vote’

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina’s voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The court rejected a request by Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) tell Asheville Citizen Times SCOTUS decision could become landmark case

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) are quoted in the following article originally published by the Asheville Citizen Times here.

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The Charlotte Observer Q&A: Wake Forest Law dean on what same-sex marriage ruling means for N.C.

The Charlotte Observer’s Tim Funk spoke to Dean Suzanne Reynolds to clarify just what does Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling mean for North Carolina? Does the decision affect magistrates who may cite religious objections to refuse to marry same-sex couples? And will gays and lesbians who marry their partners enjoy the same benefits and rights as other married couples? Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) gives Charlotte Observer her take on SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), an expert in family law, tells The Charlotte Observer that if the U.S. Supreme Court leaves the legality of same-sex marriage up to the states, it will throw the Carolinas into “chaos.” Continue reading »

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Appellate Advocacy Clinic visits U.S. Supreme Court

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic visited on Monday, March 30, the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., which the Clinic has done annually since 2007.  The 10 Clinic members and Professor John Korzen (’91) observed oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain, a federal habeas case originally tried in Louisiana state court.  Before the trip, the Clinic reviewed all the briefs filed in Brumfield.  After the argument, the Clinic met with Jeff Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice. Continue reading »

Group photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg meeting Wake Forest Law alumni following their SCOTUS swearing-in ceremony.

U.S. Supreme Court bar swearing-in ceremony a family affair for alumni

It is silent, save for the tick tock of the clock that hangs above the imposing bench and the shuffling feet of visitors as they are led into the courtroom. Marble columns and thick, red velvet curtains line the room that is surprisingly small considering the enormity of the decisions that are rendered here. Continue reading »

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Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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