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Wake Forest Law Review hosts ‘Law as Violence’

lawschoolThe Wake Forest Law Review will host its Spring 2014 Colloquium, “Law as Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation,” on April 10-11.

The colloquium will kickoff at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with a poetry reading by M. NourbeSe Philip from “Zong!,” in the Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium.

Roundtable discussions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, in Wait Chapel’s Lower Wingate Auditorium.

The keynote speaker, Professor Jonathan Simon of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, will give his presentation at 1 p.m.

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Korzen to argue appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

korzenjjProfessor John Korzen  (’81 BA, ’91 JD) will argue one of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic appeals, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, in the Supreme Court of the United States on April 23.

Korzen is the director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. “All 10 of  the Clinic’s current students have been helping with the research, briefing, and the oral argument preparation, and they will all attend the argument, too,” Korzen said. “Since 2007, we have gone every year to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court, and this year’s visit coincides perfectly with one of our own appeals.”

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a two-semester course for 3Ls.

“Having a case at the Supreme Court is simply the most challenging and most rewarding experience one can have in the practice of law,” Korzen said.

Read more on the law school’s news and events page.

January 2014 staff milestones

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December 2013 comings and goings

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Reynolds kicks off Kosovo women leaders’ visit to Triad

reynoldsSuzanne Reynolds, executive associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at Wake Forest, kicked off a 10-day visit of a delegation of women leaders from Kosovo to the Triad with a presentation, “Women’s Leadership in Law and Politics,” on Friday, Jan. 10, at the law school.

Selected for her expertise in scholarship and teaching about family law as well as her extensive public service, Reynolds also shared her experiences encountering the “glass ceiling” in her law career. Participants in the program had the opportunity to meet LL.M students from Kosovo currently studying at the Wake Forest law school.

The visit by the delegates from Kosovo is sponsored by the Open World Program and involves working with American counterparts and facilitating continued relations though alumni networks and home hosts. The Open World Program, an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders, is funded and operated by the Open World Leadership Center, an independent government agency of the U.S. Congress.

Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C., are official host cities of the Open World Program and the host organization is Friendship Force of Central North Carolina.

Morant appointed to Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board

dean.morant.300x175Dean of the Wake Forest School of Law Blake D. Morant was recently appointed to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. The purpose of the board is to review and accept proposed gifts for the work of the Federal Judicial Center.

Morant was also listed among the most influential people in legal education by the National Jurist. He is one of the nation’s best known and respected legal educators and scholars. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the American Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association, and he regularly speaks across the country and abroad on legal education and diversity.

Virgil named executive director of experiential education

steve.virgil.300x175Associate Clinical Professor of Law Steve Virgil has been named executive director of experiential education for the Wake Forest University School of Law.

In his new role, Virgil will both support existing programs, including clinics, internships, externships and practicum extensions, and seek out new opportunities for meaningful experiential education. He will also provide support to faculty who integrate practical training into their doctrinal courses.

The position was created, in part, to help the law school adhere to proposed new standards set by the American Bar Association for oversight of experiential learning.

Virgil has served as founding director of Wake Forest’s Community Law and Business Clinic since 2008 and is also the founding director of the Institute for Public Engagement, a university-wide institute that promotes community based participatory research and engaged teaching.

He has practiced law for more than 20 years with an emphasis on community economic development and the nonprofit sector. His clients include nonprofit organizations of all sizes and scope, from neighborhood associations to major private foundations and he maintains an active pro bono public interest litigation practice.

He teaches courses on community economic development, poverty, evidence and the nonprofit sector.

November 2013 staff milestones

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WFU will launch EMS for scheduling campus space

The following message is from Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam:

We are pleased to announce that the university plans to implement a centralized, campus-wide license for Event Management System (EMS) for scheduling of non-classroom space on campus. This software will allow us to manage space far more effectively, provide a user-friendly process for reserving conference rooms and other space, and collect/utilize accurate usage data.

As a result of Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) work this past year, we realized that more than 30 individual space managers across campus were utilizing various practices for scheduling space. After assessing our current processes and costs, EMS was identified as the best solution for efficiency and ease of use. In addition, by consolidating existing EMS licenses and maintenance fees currently held by several groups on campus, we are saving the university thousands of dollars.

A cross-campus implementation team will spend the next 6-8 months working with space managers across campus to implement the software. Our grateful thanks to this team, whose members are:

  • Mike Ayuso, IS
  • Sean Brittain, Facilities & Campus Services
  • James Buckley, Campus Life
  • Alisa Elmore, Admissions
  • Kettie Fickter, Athletics
  • Max Floyd, Campus Life
  • Karen Frekko, School of Business
  • Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office
  • Trevor Hughes, School of Law
  • Mary Beth Lock, ZSR Library
  • Sharon Melnik, Conference Services
  • Harold Pace, University Registrar
  • Randy Rogan, College
  • John Wise, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services

We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this approach to space management.

October 2013 comings & goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in October 2013:

Comings

Ackley, Emily Reed; Water Fitness Instructor; Campus Recreation

Bartnikowski, Vicki S.; Group Fitness Instructor; Fitness Center

Beverly, Randall Lee; Service Technician I; Facilities & Campus Services

Bittle, Emily Geraldine; Postdoctoral Research Assoc; Physics

Brasfield, Jon-Michael; Adjunct; Counseling

Chandler, David Oliver; Asst Athletic Trainer; Athletics

DeLisle, Timothy Paul; Tutor; Athletics

Deppen, Katelyn; Turf Technician I; Athletics

Earl, Donte M.; Security Officer; University Police

Hamilton, Joanna Kate; Administrative Assistant; Economics

Hathaway, Stephanie Renee; Research Technician; Biology

Henderson, Diana Lynn; Communications Officer; University Police

Jones, Roslyn Lynnelle; Event Manager; School of Business

Kirkland, Latoya Nicole; Lobby Attendant (Part-Time); Graylyn

Maher, Meghan Elizabeth; Assistant Collections Manager; Reynolda House

McHenry, Whitney Taylar; Server (Part-Time); Graylyn

McNett, Elyse; Asst Dir, Employer Development; School of Business

Messenkopf, Peggy Lantz; Accounting Assistant; Athletics

Newman, George Bryant; Operations & Engineering Mgr; WFDD Radio

Nolan, Elizabeth Burnette; Director, Faculty Affairs; School of Business

O’Brien, Carrie Elizabeth; Intl Std Advisor-Immigration; Int’l Students & Scholars

Pardy, Patrick Paul; Community Liaison/Prog. Coord.; Romance Languages

Scheidt, Joy Truluck; Assist Dir of Law Development; Advancement

Sides, Christian Vaughn; Laundry Attendant; Graylyn

Slater, Kourtney Desiree; Administrative Assistant; University Pky/Polo Road

Sloop, Eric Shane; Service Technician Level 1; Facilities & Campus Services

Smith, John W; Security Officer; University Police

Sparrow, Dane Brian; Videographer, Women’s Basketball; Athletics

Spreng, Richard Alan; Adjunct; School of Business

Terry, Joshua Obrian; Warehouse Assistant; ZSR Library

Thomasson, Darin Kent; Service Technician Level II; Facilities & Campus Services

Thompson, Katie Potts; Adjunct; Counseling

Wang, Yucheng; LL.M Teaching Assistant; School of Law

White, John G.; Director Enroll Mgmt MBA Prog; School of Business

Wilcox, Ashley May; Program Assistant; Graduate School

Young, Craig Alan; Service Technician II; Facilities & Campus Services

Goings

Adams, Ruth Ella; Facilities & Campus Services

Arnette, Gail Elizabeth; Financial & Accounting Service

Brown, Kristy Lauren; Campus Recreation

Buck, Brittany Nicole; Athletics: Administration

Chen, Yonghua; Physics

Jones, Jennifer; Advancement

Smith, Baylee Dawn; Procurement Services

Tindel, Amy Renee; School of Business

VanSice, Joanne; Economics

Vientos, John Graham; Information Systems

White, Edmund Taylor; School of Law