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Fourth annual Public Interest Retreat planned for Friday, Feb. 22

January 29th, 2013

The fourth Annual Public Interest Retreat will be held on Friday, Feb. 22. This year, the retreat will focus on non-profit and public interest attorneys with a connection to North Carolina. The lunch program will start at noon in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center where all the retreat speakers will introduce themselves.  Law ...

Law students to help Wills Clinic at Pembroke Legal Aid of North Carolina on Feb. 16, March 2

January 25th, 2013

Wake Forest law students will be returning to the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) for a fourth time this spring to serve area clients at two free Wills Clinics. The clinics are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, March 2. Although LANC receives a grant to prepare advance directives for ...

Group photo of alumni earning Women of Justice Awards

Nine WFU alumnae earn Women of Justice Awards including ‘Woman of the Year’

November 16th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. — Professor Beth Hopkins (’73) and Kristina Wolf (JD ’13) were among nine Wake Forest women recognized at the 2012 Women of Justice Awards reception at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Nov. 15, 2012. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly hosted the reception that recognized women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, ...

New York Bar Requires Pro Bono Service

November 1st, 2012

The New York Court of Appeals adopted a rule that requires future New York  state bar applicants to complete at least 50 pro bono service hours before they file an application for admission. The new rule will apply to applicants admitted to the New York state bar on or after Jan. 1, 2015.  However, the ...

Pro Bono Project offer students new opportunities to serve

September 19th, 2012

Since taking charge of the Pro Bono Project in May 2012, I have been overwhelmed with the support and enthusiasm of local attorneys, non-profit organizations, and professors who are excited to supervise students and work to expand the areas of law that students are involved in.  The Pro Bono Board has worked tirelessly to find ...

Kaitlyn Girard (’12) to tackle rural poverty as N.C. Legal Aid Fellow

September 6th, 2012

Kaitlyn Girard (’12) has been named a Clifton W. Everett Sr. Community Lawyer Fellow by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Girard, along with Meghan Melo, a 2012 UNC School of Law graduate, will launch a two-year-long effort to aid poverty-stricken residents of rural Richmond County at a swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10 at the county ...

Group photo of Wake Forest law school members of VALOR along with Wake Forest law faculty pose with Army Major Gen. Gil Beck at a Veterans event held in February at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

VALOR earns public interest award from ABA Law Student Division

August 21st, 2012

The American Bar Association Law Student Division has announced that Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veteran Advocacy Law Organization is the recipient of the 2012 Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award. “The Division commends VALOR for its dedication to addressing the legal needs of veterans seeking benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran ...

1L Pro Bono Student Reflections: Catholic Social Services — Immigration Clinics

May 24th, 2012

There are not a lot of opportunities for 1Ls to be involved with Pro Bono work due to our limited knowledge. However, last Fall, in the first weeks of the semester, the Pro Bono Project posted an opportunity available to 1Ls to assist Catholic Social Services at their Naturalization Clinics.   We both knew that ...

Pro Bono Project helps jumpstart Reclaiming Futures program

May 10th, 2012

The Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest University School of Law partnered with Advanced Placement to help jumpstart the program, Reclaiming Futures, in Forsyth County.  Reclaiming Futures is a nationwide project that strives to help young people who struggled with drugs, alcohol, and crime by partnering juveniles with positive, caring adults to serve as their ...

Group photo of Inaugural Pro Bono Honor Society members

First members of the Pro Bono Honor Society honored

April 18th, 2012

After its creation during the 2009-2010 school year, the Pro Bono Project has experienced great success.  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. Congratulations to all of the first members of the new Pro ...