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Law students at Wake Forest to mentor youths

October 27th, 2011

A new initiative links Wake Forest University law students to youths in the juvenile-justice system in hopes of keeping the youths from getting in more trouble. Reclaiming Futures, a national program that works with the juvenile-justice system, is partnering with the university’s law school. The law students will come through the law school’s Pro-Bono Project. ...

VALOR holds series of events including 5K race to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 5-12

October 21st, 2011

The new generation of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are eager to give back to their communities, even though they, and their needs, are sometimes invisible to the general population. To honor their service, raise awareness of veterans in the area and give them support, students in the Wake Forest University School of Law ...

Law students partner with Reclaiming Futures Forsyth County and Advanced Placement, BHHS to help troubled teens

October 20th, 2011

Wake Forest University School of Law students are partnering with Reclaiming Futures Forsyth County and Advanced Placement, BHHS to serve as mentors to youth who have entered into the juvenile court system.   Under the Pro Bono program at the law school, students are encouraged to provide voluntary legal services to community organizations.  In honor of National ...

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Law students offer pro bono services during Pembroke Wills Clinic

October 12th, 2011

PEMBROKE, N.C. — Four Wake Forest University School of Law students traveled on Sept. 30  to the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) where they conducted a Wills Clinic. The students — Katherine Barber (’12), Kaitlyn Girard (’12), Derrick Lankford (’12) and Scott Villarreal (’12) — drafted simple wills and advance directive ...

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Jackie Willingham makes pro bono work her mission

May 12th, 2011

A native of Newport, Ind., Jackie Willingham (’11) received a three-year Public Defender Fellowship from Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center. She will be moving to Raleigh over the summer to work in the Wake County Public Defender’s Office. Why did you decide to study law? I have always been interested in ...

Pro Bono Project co-hosts symposium on Native American land rights April 7-8

April 6th, 2011

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Pro Bono Project is co-sponsoring a symposium, “American Indian Land Rights and Religious Freedom” on April 7-8. It will be held at The Barn at Reynolda Village.  The event will take place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, and from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ...

Pro Bono Project, Conversations Committee present ‘A Conversation With Robert “Hoppy” Elliot (’77) on April 12

April 4th, 2011

The Pro Bono Project and the Conversations Committee will present “A Conversation With Robert ‘Hoppy’ Elliot   (’77),” a Winston-Salem employment law attorney who has received numerous awards for his pro bono work, at noon on Tuesday, April 12, in Room 1312. Elliot does a substantial amount of pro bono work, and has been named Pro ...

Scholars trade sand and surf for law and order

March 11th, 2011

PEMBROKE, N.C. — Thousands of college students undoubtedly have passed through Robeson County over the years en route to popular spring break destinations along the Atlantic Coast. Few, if any of them, though, were likely to have pulled off the interstate and stayed the week in this sprawling swath of farm- and swampland in rural ...