Posted: October 1st, 2014 | By: Lisa Snedeker
She fell in love with the law at church. A small Methodist Church in Davidson County, N.C., to be precise, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. “When I was 11 years old, our preacher preached every sermon on civil rights issues. It made perfect sense to me. In fact, living in the segregated South, I couldn’t understand why every person of faith wasn’t speaking out about civil rights.” Continue reading »
Posted: September 18th, 2014 | By: Tony Miziko
Wake Forest Law and the N.C. Center for Voter Education are co-hosting the 2014 N.C. Supreme Court Candidates Roundtable at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Continue reading »
Posted: September 1st, 2014 | By: Heath Hamacher
Professor Suzanne Reynolds (’77) took the helm as interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law on Sept. 1. She replaces former Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean of George Washington Law School. Continue reading »
Posted: August 20th, 2014 | By: Lisa Snedeker
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD), Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and international students for the 2014-15 academic year beginning Friday, Aug. 15. Continue reading »
Posted: August 1st, 2014 | By: Paul B. Johnson
It appears that a federal court is making what seemed like a legal buttress against gay marriage in North Carolina a moot point.
More than two years ago, state voters overwhelmingly approved what became known as Amendment One — a ban on gay marriage in the state Constitution.
The state already had a law against gay marriage passed by the N.C. General Assembly 20 years ago. But advocates for Amendment One said the ban needed to be codified in the state Constitution to provide greater protection for exclusive marriage between one man and one woman. The measure passed in May 2012 with 61 percent of the vote. Continue reading »
Posted: June 25th, 2014 | By: Russell Rawlings
J. Donald Cowan Jr. (BA ’65, JD ’68) of Raleigh is the 36th recipient of the Judge John J. Parker Award, the highest honor presented by the North Carolina Bar Association. The award was presented on Saturday morning, June 21, at the N.C. Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting in Wilmington by Rhoda Billings (’66), past president of the NCBA.
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Posted: June 19th, 2014 | By: Lisa Snedeker
Wake Forest University School of Law Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) has been named interim dean of the law school effective Sept. 1 following the announcement that Dean Blake D. Morant has accepted an offer to become dean at George Washington Law School. Continue reading »
Posted: June 13th, 2014 | By: Michael Hewlett
North Carolina’s law allowing people to sue their spouse’s lover and collect damages violates constitutional protections on free speech and free expression and serves no legitimate state interest, a Forsyth County judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing a lawsuit. Continue reading »
Posted: May 18th, 2014 | By: Lisa Snedeker
The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 228 graduates, including 30 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates. That is compared to 24 international graduates in 2013, which included the law school’s first Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.). It is the largest class of international graduates in the law school’s 120-year history. Continue reading »
Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | By: Chanakya Sethi
The article “The Gay Marriage Case That Makes No Sense,” which was published on Slate.com on May 2, 2014, refers to Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds as “having written the book on family law” and Reynolds says, “UCC clergy would be liable for a penalty only if they purported to marry a couple for civil purposes. On the other hand, if clergy performed what was purely a religious ceremony, the law would not apply.” The full text of the article follows from Slate. Continue reading »