Wake Foresters had a knockout year. From celebrating world-class rankings to achievements in the classroom, across campus and abroad, the University continues to inspire and impact the world.
School of Law
Wake Forest’s School of Business and School of Law both placed highly in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of graduate schools released March 11.
Dean Blake Morant recently received two prestigious national appointments, but Wake Forest law students and alumni say that his passion for mentoring students and fostering personal relationships are what distinguish him as an exceptional leader.
Students at the School of Business turned an assignment about food insecurity and hunger in Forsyth County into a competition that raised $20,000 to feed school children over the holiday break. They presented a check to Forsyth Backpack, a nonprofit agency founded by School of Law professor Barbara Lentz.
Law professor Tanya Marsh recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the impact of Dodd-Frank. Her testimony was based on a report she co-authored with Joseph Norman (’12), her former student who is now an attorney in Charlotte, N.C.
School of Law Dean Blake Morant is among the 24 legal educators and one legal education public policy advocate that The National Jurist has named to its 2012 list of the most influential people in legal education.
Law professor Michael D. Green was named as a co-winner of the 2012 John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship. He will jointly deliver the Second Fleming Lecture at the UC Berkeley School of Law on Monday, Nov. 5.
One year after the execution of Troy Davis, whom many believe was innocent of shooting a police officer, several Wake Forest groups will discuss whether wrongful executions occur. Events on Sept. 20-21 include a documentary screening and a news conference at the School of Law’s Innocence & Justice Clinic.
The American Bar Association Law Student Division has announced that the School of Law’s Veteran Advocacy Law Organization is the recipient of the Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to underrepresented groups or public interest causes outside the law school.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be a guest lecturer during the School of Law’s Venice and Vienna Study Abroad Programs in the summer of 2012. “We are thrilled that Justice Ginsburg has so graciously agreed to once again share her expertise with our students in our study abroad programs,” said Dean Blake D. Morant.