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Hailey Cleek (JD ’19) wins 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law

April 6th, 2018

Hailey Cleek (JD/MA ’19) is the first place winner of the 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law, co-sponsored by If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (CRRJ). Cleek, who is pursuing a dual MA in Bioethics degree along with ...

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OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic receives NCBA 2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award

March 16th, 2018

Wake Forest law school student group OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Pro Bono Committee to receive the NCBA  2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award, according to organizers. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic will be honored during the 2018 NCBA annual meeting in Wilmington on Friday, June ...

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Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) selected by American Constitution Society (ACS) as Next Generation Leader

March 12th, 2018

Wake Forest School of Law’s Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) has been selected as an American Constitution Society (ACS) Next Generation Leader based on her active involvement and leadership at the law school. “We are delighted to recognize and celebrate Jasmine’s leadership as she joins the ACS Next Generation Leader program,” wrote Meghan J. Paulas, the director ...

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Pro Bono Project Expungement Clinics inform community members about new N.C. laws

March 6th, 2018

Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. ...

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National Jurist names Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among ‘Law Students of the Year’

February 22nd, 2018

The National Jurist has named Julian, North Carolina-native Emily Scotton (JD ’18) among 20 “Law Students of the Year” in its Spring 2018 issue. The story was written by Katie Thisdell and published on Feb. 22, 2018. It is the third year the magazine has created this distinction and the third year a Wake Forest ...

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Prison Letters Project provides North Carolina inmates access to legal information

February 21st, 2018

The Wake Forest School of Law Library is the only publicly accessible law library between Raleigh and the Tennessee border.  Not only does this void in law libraries mean that the general public does not have wide access to up-to-date legal information, it also means that those individuals incarcerated in the North Carolina prison system ...

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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic collaborates with local organizations

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 ...