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.
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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.
Have you thought about studying law as a way to continue your liberal education and cross a bridge into the professional world? The Wake Forest School of Law plans to offer a one-year Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program beginning in the Fall 2012 semester. There will be an informational session for prospective students at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in Room 1134 of the Worrell Professional Center.
Students at Wake Forest University learn ways the professional business network LinkedIn can help them prepare for their careers after college.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the School of Law, meeting with students, faculty and alumni, visiting a class and lecturing on professional responsibility. He was interviewed by Marc Rigsby (JD ’12) in front of a 350-plus audience in the Worrell Professional Center.
Law student Kelly Amell recently received a community service award from the Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention in Winston-Salem. She was nominated for her volunteer work with the students at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center through the School of Law’s Youth Advocacy Group and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
Angie Hobbs, reference coordinator for the Professional Center Library, challenged the library staff to recycle law books and other materials into decorative and useful items for display in the library during the holiday season.