Stacy Jones

Ashley Escoe (‘16) and Maria Nkonge (‘16) bring unique perspectives to bridging law and faith

When Wake Forest University graduate students Maria Nkonge (‘16) and Ashley Escoe (‘16) decided to apply for the joint Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree program with Schools of Divinity and Law, both knew they had been called to a vocation that was people-centric. They each agree that the four walls of the church is not the only place where works of faith are found. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law first in North Carolina to offer Two-Year J.D. for International Lawyers

Beginning in August 2015, the Wake Forest University School of Law will offer an American Bar Association-approved Two-Year Juris Doctor (J.D.) for International Lawyers. Wake Forest is the first law school in North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining expertise in American law. Continue reading »

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Correll Kennedy (’17), Cheslie Kryst (’16) and Nabila Abdulhafiz (’15) awarded 2015 BLSA scholarships

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted its 30th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The BLSA Scholarship fund was established in 1984 with donations from faculty, firms and alumni to assist law students with tuition.  Continue reading »

‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson brings university community together

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, about recent events in Ferguson, Mo. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community.

“Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the university were in attendance. Continue reading »

‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the student body and campus community. “Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the college and professional schools were in attendance. Continue reading »

Naomi Judd, keynote speaker at Home Free 2014

Naomi Judd speaks from the heart at sold-out Home Free fundraiser for Children’s Law Center and Family Services

Naomi Judd entered Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. greeting the more than 500 attendees with her Southern voice announcing, “Hello North Carolina!” She told the crowd that her husband is from Garner, N.C. so she considers us all ‘cousins’ and is looking forward to some N.C. barbecue. With boundless energy and strikingly beautiful at 68-years young (as she freely admits), she was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Home Free fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 speaking about domestic violence awareness and sharing personal experiences from her life on this topic. This year’s fundraising event was the most successful to date in its third year, selling 200 more tickets than last year and raising more than $110,000.

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