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Law students participate in pro bono Wills Clinic in Sparta, N.C., over Fall Break

October 18th, 2013

Eight Wake Forest Law students participated in a pro bono Wills Clinic during their fall break on Friday, Oct. 11, as part of the Pro Bono Project. The clinic was held at the Alleghany Senior Citizen Center in Sparta, N.C., according to Aurora Stierwald (’14), a member of the Pro Bono Project, who helped organize ...

Fifth annual Public Interest Retreat planned for Friday, Oct. 18

September 30th, 2013

The fifth annual Public Interest Retreat will be held beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 18, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. This year the retreat will focus on public interest lawyers and their career paths, according to organizers. This event is open to all law students and lunch will be served. As part of ...

Pro Bono Project collaborates with Novant Health and Womble Carlyle to help cancer patients with legal needs

September 20th, 2013

Cancer is scary. So are the many policies and legal concerns that come along with it. Then it becomes terrifying. That is why the Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest Law is partnering with Novant Health and Womble Carlyle to help cancer patients with legal needs free of charge. The law students will provide assistance to ...

Wake Forest Law’s Guardian ad Litem Project wins North Carolina Bar Association’s Law Student Group Pro Bono Award

April 19th, 2013

Wake Forest Law’s Guardian ad Litem Project has been selected for the Law Student Group Pro Bono Award by the North Carolina Bar Association. Three attorneys, two law firms and one law student group were selected as recipients of the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2013 Pro Bono Awards. The recipients were chosen by members of ...

New and current members of the Pro Bono Honor Society honored

April 15th, 2013

After its creation during the 2009-2010 school year, the Pro Bono Project has experienced great success, according to Director of Outreach Beth Hopkins. “The Pro Bono Project has helped to connect Wake Forest Law students to hundreds of opportunities with attorneys in varies fields including non-profit work, private practices and other legal service organizations,” she said. “Congratulations to ...

Law students to mediate off-campus conflicts

February 13th, 2013

Wake Forest University students living off campus have had an uneasy relationship for years with long-time residents who live around the university. Residents have complained about all-night parties, loud music, parking on front lawns and discarded cups and beer bottles littering their property. Many of those complaints resulted in judicial hearings at Wake Forest or ...

Call4All program connects law students with N.C. residents with legal questions

January 29th, 2013

Wake Forest law students have a new way to use some of their existing legal skills and learn new skills. Through Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Call4All program, law students can be connected to North Carolinians with legal questions. Through this program, the student interviews the client, researches the issues involved, and consults with a ...

Pro Bono gears up for the new year

January 29th, 2013

Juliana and I are so excited to begin our tenure as the new Co-Directors of the Pro Bono Project in 2013, although we are sad to see Kristina Wolf (’13) take her skills to Washington, D.C., for a semester externship. We both became involved with the Pro Bono Project in our 1L year, acting as ...

N.C. Bar Association President challenges law students to do pro bono work

January 29th, 2013

Pro bono work can come in many different subject areas and involve a diverse group of clients. Mike Wells (’74), president of the North Carolina Bar Association, made this message ring true when he spoke with Wake Forest students about his pro bono work throughout his career.  He began by telling students about the speech ...

Pro Bono Project expands its focus on immigration issues

January 29th, 2013

I was very excited when I found out that the Pro Bono Project was expanding its areas of focus to include immigration.  I was even more excited when I was appointed as the Immigration Group Projects Coordinator. I knew that there were students with a passion for immigration law, and some who thought that they ...