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Media Roundup for April 14, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 14, 2017:

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Professors co-author op-ed regarding proposed N.C. law to weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits

Professors Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak (JD ’11) wrote the following op/ed,  ”Bill would weaken neighbors’ ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits,” that was published in the Raleigh News and Observer on April 1, 2017.

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45th Walker Moot Court Competition finals set for Friday, April 15

The Wake Forest Moot Court has announced its first-year finalists for the 45th Walker Moot Court Competition. The semi-final rounds will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14.  The final round will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 15, Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project efforts featured in Winston-Salem Journal for helping get certain criminal records cleared

The following story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, Jan. 31, here.

One evening last fall, a woman walked into Samaritan Ministries with baggage she hoped to unload. That baggage was a criminal charge from her youth that was preventing her from getting gainful employment.

The woman knew that help might be available from an expungement clinic being offered at the ministry on Northwest Boulevard. Students from Wake Forest University’s School of Law, working with Judge Denise Hartsfield of Forsyth District Court and supporting attorneys from the Forsyth County Bar Association, hold clinics monthly to help people determine if they qualify to have certain crimes removed from their records.

Last week, the woman was back at the clinic, expecting to face more paperwork. Instead, she found out that her petition to have her charge cleared — and the petitions of 24 others — had already been sent to Raleigh for approval.

“She was thrilled,” said Emily Morris, a third-year law student who coordinates the expungement clinics. The next expungement clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Samaritan Ministries.

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