Wake Forest Law has once again been named among the Best Value for private law schools by The National Jurist and preLaw magazine in the Fall 2016
issues. preLaw magazine also named the law school among the top for business and corporate law.
Wake Forest Law will begin offer an online certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” in January 2017 as part of its Master of Studies in Law degree
program.
Wake Forest Law welcomed its newest juris doctor (JD) and international students for the 2016-17 academic year beginning August 12. New students in-
clude 164 JD students, 20 LL.M. in American Law (LL.M.) students, six new SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) students, three Visiting International Research-
ers (VIRs) and nine Two-Year JD for International Lawyers students. The entering JD Class of 2019 is made up of 164 students representing 88 colleges and
universities from 29 states (70 percent from outside N.C.) and three foreign countries. The class is 52 percent women and 48 percent of the class is made
up of diversity students. And there are at least 11 students with graduate degrees.
Wake Forest Law’s National and AAJ trial team was again invited to compete in the Tournament of Champions (TOC), hosted by the University of Califor-
nia, Berkeley, School of Law on Oct. 20 in San Francisco, California. Only 16 teams from across the country were invited to the tournament. Wake Forest
Law finished second in points in the tournament.
The Criminal Justice Program hosted Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Vio-
lence, on Oct. 18. The live webcast can be heard at http://go.wfu.edu/g42
A campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” was held on Sept. 28 in the Worrell Professional
Center. An estimated 200 attended the panel discussion followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. It was also live webcast
here. The event was co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program, Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the American Ethnic Studies Program and the
Wake Forest Sociology Department.
Ethan Clark (JD ’17), Shayn Fernandez (JD ’17) and Brian Kuppelweiser (JD ’17) were the overall team champions in the inaugural 2016 Wake Forest Trans-
actional Law Competition co-organized by Darryl Walton (JD ‘17) and Ben Westcott (JD ‘17). Fourteen teams competed on Oct. 16 and were judged by
area practitioners, alumni and Wake Forest Law faculty.
Wake Forest Law students celebrated the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by working more than 300 Pro Bono hours during the
week beginning Sunday, October 23.
The Wake Forest Law Review teamed up with John Richmond (JD ’98), the co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, to present, “Combatting Human
Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on October 28.
Wake Forest Law along with Law School Transparency (LST) organized a program on sexism in the workplace on Nov. 7, which will become a national pod-
cast. Participants included Parker Poe Partner Catharine Arrowood (JD ‘76), BASF attorney Clara Cottrell (JD ‘07), Assistant Public Defender Mireille Clough
(JD ‘02), Forsyth District Court Judge Larry Fine, Law and Women and Gender Studies Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ‘02), and assistant director for the
law school’s Office of Career and Professional Development Alison Ashe-Card
In celebration of Constitution Day, Professor Wendy Parker opened a discussion on applications and interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause with
the Wake Forest University community on Sept. 16. In the widely attended lecture, “Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter,” Parker asked the audience to
consider the language of the clause and whether presidential candidates should be responsible for understanding contemporary Constitutional interpreta-
tions, contextualizing the discussion through the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the responses it generates
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