Symposia

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Wake Forest Law Review fall 2015 symposium described as innovative in its approach to legal education reform

The Wake Forest Law Review took on legal education reform at its fall symposium amid continued criticism that law schools need to do more to ensure graduates are practice ready. Why? Because law firms — and more importantly their clients — insist they don’t want to pay to train first-year associates. More than 150 participants attended the symposium, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft,” which was held Oct. 23, 2015, at Wake Forest University, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law Review hosts ‘Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft’ symposium on Friday, Oct. 23

The Wake Forest Law Review will host its Fall 2015 symposium, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft,” on Friday, Oct. 23, at Wake Forest University. The symposium will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Benson University Center, Room 401. The event is free and open to the public.

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Professor John Knox inspires ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium March 26-27, 2015

“The Human Face of Environmental Inequality” symposium will be held in Benson Center and Wait Chapel on Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is inspired by and expands upon the work of John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and the first U.N. appointed Independent Expert on human rights and the environment. Knox’s three-year mandate has been to clarify human rights obligations relating to the environment, and to identify and disseminate best practices in the use of such obligations. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox to participate in ‘Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet’ on March 18 at ZSR Library

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox and Wake Forest Professors Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso will participate in “Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Wake Forest ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404).  They will discuss their experience at the December 2014 climate conference in Lima, Peru. This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, but was rescheduled due to the University closing because of winter weather.

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Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law to host ‘Franchise Law in the Current Economic and Regulatory Environment’ symposium on Friday, Feb. 28

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will host a symposium,  ”Franchise Law in the Current Economic and Regulatory Environment,” on Friday, Feb. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center. The event is free and open to the public. The symposium is being sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend. Continue reading »

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Law and Policy Journal to host ‘Finality in Sentencing’ symposium on Friday, April 5

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will host a symposium, “Finality in Sentencing,” on Friday, April 5, in the Worrell Professional Center. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

Entrepreneur Bob Young tells students to always keep the customer happy

Bob Young cheerfully acknowledges his own attention deficit disorder. He had three baseball caps with him when he appeared on March 25 at Wake Forest University School of Law to prove it. Continue reading »

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Twenty Years After the 1991 Civil Rights Act: What Does the Future Hold?

The Wake Forest Law Review will host “Twenty Years After the 1991 Civil Rights Act: What Does the Future Hold?” on Friday, Nov. 5, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Professor Wilson Parker to chair panel as part of ‘The Rule of Law and the Rule of God’ symposium on March 23

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Wilson Parker will chair a panel on “Aspirations and the Limits of Law” as part of the “The Rule of Law and the Rule of God: A Symposium on Ethics, Religion and Law” on Tuesday, March 23.

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IPLJ symposium to focus on copyright laws in the digital age

The topic of this year’s Wake Forest School of Law Intellectual Property Law Journal symposium, "Copyleft vs. Copyright: Artist and Author Rights in Tomorrow’s Digital Age," will focus on how current copyright laws are applied to tomorrow’s technologies.

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