Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-fme Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who want a
better understanding of the law with 30 students starfng in August and applicafons being accepted for a January start.
The Pro Bono Project is the recipient of the American Bar Associafon (ABA) Day of Service Award from the Law Student Division thanks in part
to Wake Forest Law students’dedicafon to pro bono legal services, especially during the ABA’s Pro Bono Week in October 2015.
Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the Internafonal Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the
U.S. in terms of law school experience.
Since 1991, for the past 25 years, the Elder Law Clinic has provided free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding coun-
fes. Each semester, a new group of students joins the Elder Law Clinic to provide free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.
The school conferred hoods on the first two JD/MDiv dual degree graduates, Ashley Escoe of Arnoldsville, Georgia, and Marie Nkonge of
Greensboro, North Carolina, and the first JD/MaSUS dual degree graduate, Nicholas Griffin of Fox Island, Washington.
For the first fme in the history of Wake Forest Law, JD students have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a university in China.
Carson Smith (JD’16)is the first Wake Forest Law student to be recognized by The Nafonal Jurist as Law Student of the Year. He is one of five
students recognized from law schools across the nafon in the current issue of the magazine.
Wake Forest Law’s new Two-Year JD for Internafonal Lawyers is featured in the internafonal LLM Guide here.
News from the LGBTQ Center
New Safe Zone Curriculum; Lunch and Learn Sessions
The LGBTQ Center is introducing a new Safe Zone curriculum this fall and in-
vites you to register for an upcoming workshop. The Safe Zone program intro-
duces parfcipants to LGBTQ terminology and the experiences of LGBTQ individ- The Pro Humanitate Insftute is excited to announce several
uals at WFU and prepares parfcipants to take acfon steps towards creafng a updates in the Academic Programs area. The purpose of the
more inclusive environment for LGBTQ people. After parfcipafng in the work- Academic Programs & Community Engaged Research area of the
shop, parfcipants are invited to become members of our Safe Zone network on Pro Humanitate Insftute is to ethically promote, assess, and
campus. sustain community engaged teaching, research, and scholarship
If you are interested in attending a workshop, please register with the PDC. through partnership culfvafon, course development and logisf-
cal support, program design, and research support.
Safe Zone workshops are excellent professional development opportunifes,
and we invite departments and units to schedule workshops specifically for Faculty who are interested in growing the depth of their com-
their area. Please contact email@example.com to request a workshop. munity engaged teaching, research, and/or scholarship are invit-
ed to apply to be ACE Fellows here by September 23rd. The
In addifon to the new curriculum, the LGBTQ Center is also introducing month-
ACE Advisory Council will review the applicafons along with
ly Safe Zone Lunch and Learn sessions for individuals who have been through
member(s) of the Boston Thurmond Neighborhood Associa-
the workshop and are interested in learning more about specific topics. Each
fon. ACE Fellows receive addifonal professional development
session is from 12:00 - 1:00 pm; parfcipants are invited to bring their lunch,
funding to support their community engaged work as well as
and the LGBTQ Center will provide dessert. The dates and topics are as follows:
opportunifes to collaborate with community partners and other
September 14:Getting to Know the In's and Out's of the New LGBTQ Center faculty who are doing related work. Any faculty member can
October 19:LGBTQ History at WFU request funding from PHI through ACE Mini-Grants ACE mini-
November 16:Supporting Non-Binary Trans Folks grants provide small scale funding that enables faculty to incor-
porate deeper connecfons with community in their work.
Please contact the LGBTQ Center at firstname.lastname@example.org with quesfons regarding
the Safe Zone program or to request a workshop for your department or unit Applicafons for funding are collected and responded to on a
today! rolling basis. Any funding requests over $1,000 are approved by
the ACE Advisory Council. The applicafon for funding is now
live. The applicafon also includes guidance on what we can and
cannot fund. Finally, faculty who are interested in having their
community engaged course designated as an ACE course should
contact Shelley Sizemore or Alessandra Von Burg. This new
course designafon offers a way for students and other mem-
bers of the campus community to idenffy community engaged
courses across the college. PHI will highlight these courses and
help to adverfse them each semester to prospecfve students.
ACE designated courses are reviewed by the ACE faculty Adviso-
ry Council chaired by Alessandra Von Burg.