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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic to collaborate with local organizations Feb. 24

February 9th, 2018

The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter,  the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar,  Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina  and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 ...

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Media Roundup for the week of Dec. 1, 2017

December 1st, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Dec. 1 2017: How to stop hazing: What colleges need to know (everyone else too) Orlando Sentinel Nov. 30 Rituals of hazing can be gruesome, sometimes deadly. Since 1970, there has been at ...

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Hazel Mack promoted to Wake Forest School of Law’s Director of Outreach

November 27th, 2017

Hazel Mack, the former leader of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), has been promoted as director of outreach at Wake Forest University School of Law. Mack has served as the interim director of outreach since October 2016. “I am pleased to announce that Hazel Mack has agreed to become our permanent director of outreach,” ...

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Monday, Oct. 23

October 22nd, 2017

Wake Forest School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by holding events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project during the week of Monday, Oct. 23. “All law students are encouraged to participate in the week’s events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project,” says Jasmine Gregory (JD ’18), deputy director of ...

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OUTLaw, Pro Bono Project to offer free legal services clinic to LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, Oct. 21

October 5th, 2017

Students in Wake Forest School of Law’s OUTLaw, the law school’s LBGTQ+ organization, are teaming up with members of the Pro Bono Project to host a Fall Legal Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The clinic, which is being held in conjunction with National Pro ...

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Pro Bono Project establishes Family Preparedness Project

June 16th, 2017

Bilingual Wake Forest Law students volunteered in the Family Preparedness Project, a new initiative led by the Pro Bono Project that seeks to provide durable powers of attorney for individuals in North Carolina who may be at risk of deportation. Student coordinators, Emily Scotton (JD ’18) and Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18), organized client appointments at ...

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Women In Law, Pro Bono Honors Society 2016-17 inductees recognized

April 18th, 2017

The Pro Bono Project hosted its Pro Bono Honors Society annual dinner and recognition event on April 11, 2017.  In addition to the inductees, in attendance were Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Hazel Mack, interim Outreach Director for the law school. “This has been an incredible year for pro bono at the law school ...

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Pro Bono Project serves Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

March 15th, 2017

During Spring Break 2017, seven students were thrilled to participate in Wake Forest Law’s Spring Break Pro Bono Project. Over the March break, we headed to Oak Island, North Carolina, to celebrate a week of freedom in three fulfilling ways: by drafting wills and advance directives for clients of Habitat for Humanity, by helping build ...

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National Jurist names Sarah Saint (JD ’17) ‘Law Student of the Year’

March 8th, 2017

The National Jurist has named Huntsville, Alabama-native Sarah Saint (JD ’17) “Law Student of the Year” in the following story, “Law Students of the Year: Sarah Saint, Wake Forest University,” written by Mike Stetz and published on March 8, 2017. Wake Forest University School of Law describes Sarah Saint as an exemplary model of pro ...

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Pro Bono Project announces executive board for 2017-18

February 27th, 2017

The Pro Bono Project has announced its incoming executive board members for the 2017-18 academic year. Current Pro Bono Project Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17) says, “Please join me in congratulating the exceptional students who have been selected to serve as the next directorial board for the Pro Bono Project.” Applications for specific coordinator ...