Student Profile

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Student Profile: Madeline Joerg (JD ’16)

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Why I chose Wake Forest Law: I discovered Wake Forest Law through my undergraduate professor, Christina Boyd (JD ’04), who also graduated from Wake Forest Law. She taught two of my undergraduate political science classes, judicial politics and introduction to constitutional law. She was one of my favorite professors at University at Buffalo -The State University of New York (SUNY). Because of her passion for and knowledge of the subjects she taught, I felt that Wake Forest Law would be a good fit for me. Continue reading »

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Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of first students to be admitted into newest dual degree program

Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MASus) degree. Unlike most dual-degree offerings, students will be able to earn both degrees in three years.

Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of the first students to be admitted into the new program, which allows him to pursue studies of sustainability from the perspectives of law, business, economics, science and public policy.

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Alumni Profile: Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15)

When Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15) talks about her career path beginning in the Dominican Republic, her passion for law and Wake Forest University shines. Continue reading »

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David Ayers (MSL ’16) writes about community college and practical reasoning in Journal of Higher Education

When David Ayers (MSL ’16) receives his Master of Studies in Law (MSL) from Wake Forest Law next summer, it will be the latest in a long and impressive list of accomplishments, including a Ph.D. in higher education administration and an associate professorship at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

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Student Profile: Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16)

As a girl growing up in Kosovo, Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16) often found herself in front of a television set watching the American series, “L.A. Law.” Continue reading »

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Student Profile: Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17)

This student profile was created by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project student staff. View the original article on their e-newsletter. Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17) hails from Ohio by way of New York, coming to Wake Forest Law after earning a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs and working at NYU. Jackson’s passion before law school was education and equity, and those continue to drive her through law school. She is impacted by learning about the gaps in the law, why those gaps are not being filled, and what she can do. She hopes to continue working in the public service sector in policy after graduation. Continue reading »

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David Swenton (JD ’17) blogs about his positive start at Wake Forest Law

David Swenton (JD ’17) is a rising second-year student at the Wake Forest University School of Law. Swenton authors his own blog, Orange Perspectives, and gave the law school permission to re-publish this blog post titled, “It’s Been 1L of a Year,” about the positive experience, from a first-year law student point of view, he had at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

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Alumnus Profile: Ezequiel Cazanetz Dick (LLM ’15)

Name: Ezequiel Cazanetz Dick

Graduation year: 2015

Hometown/Country: Miramar, Argentina Continue reading »

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Alumna Profile: Karen Knippenberg (MSL ’14)

Karen Knippenberg (MSL ’14) majored in Political Science at Appalachian State University with a concentration in paralegal studies. After graduation, she worked as a paralegal, mostly in real estate along with some work with mergers and acquisitions. Continue reading »

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Graduation Profile: Kenny Cushing (’15)

Kenny Cushing (’15), Symposium Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review, has been selected by his third-year classmates to be this year’s Hooding Speaker along with Professor Timothy Davis. Continue reading »