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September 2016 staff milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones in September 2016:

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Law school announces associate dean and faculty promotions

As of July 1, the following Wake Forest University School of Law faculty have been promoted to new or existing positions (full stories available through links): Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jonathan Cardi; Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement Kami Chavis; Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Simone Rose; Associate Professor Gregory Parks; and Associate Professor Andrew Verstein.

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Campus Connections to be held Feb. 8

Guest post from the Office of the Provost:

We look forward to seeing you Monday, Feb. 8, at 8:45 a.m. for our first Campus Connections of the new year.

If you are unable to be with us in Benson Center, Room 401, we hope that you will join us over WebEx.

In order to do so, please:

Campus Connections

Davis named Wake Forest Law’s academic dean

davisThe School of Law has named Timothy Davis as executive associate dean for academic affairs.  Davis is John W. and Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law.

“Soon after Tim arrived in 1998, the whole community knew to rely on his good judgment and sound advice,” Dean Suzanne Reynolds says. “His students love him in and outside of class. His strength of character and his steady demeanor will serve him well in this new role.”

For more information, visit the School of Law website.

Suzanne Reynolds Named Wake Forest School of Law Dean

suzanne.reynolds.300x175A message from President Nathan Hatch

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am pleased to announce that Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has accepted my invitation to serve as the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, effective July 1. Guided by members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, faculty and staff, Provost Rogan Kersh chaired a national search. After evaluating many excellent candidates, the committee selected Dean Reynolds, currently serving as interim dean, as the best choice for Wake Forest.

Dean Reynolds, who joined the Wake Forest law faculty in 1981, has served as interim dean for the past year. She is the first woman to head the law school.

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Green recognized by Association of American Law Schools

michael greenLaw Professor Michael Green was recognized by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Torts and Compensation Systems Section on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The section presented Green with the annual William L. Prosser Award for outstanding contribution in scholarship, teaching and service related to tort law.

In attendance were Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ron Wright and Associate Dean for Research and Development Jonathan Cardi, who was one of Green’s former law students. Also in attendance were a number of other Wake Forest Law faculty members and staff as well as Green’s three children, his wife, Carol, and his brother and sister.

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Interim law dean named

Suzanne Reynolds

Suzanne Reynolds

A message from Provost Rogan Kersh

This to affirm that Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has graciously accepted my request to serve as Interim Dean for the coming academic year.  Ron Wright, similarly graciously, has agreed to replace Suzanne for the year as Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

President Hatch and I wish Dean Morant well as he transitions to his new position in Washington.  We have great confidence in our Law leadership team, under the experienced guidance of Suzanne, and look forward to working with the team–and, indeed, with all of you–to successfully navigate the shifting winds of legal education.

Ron Wright

Ron Wright

As President Hatch indicated in his university-wide note last week, we will launch a national search for Dean Morant’s successor, beginning this September.  My grateful thanks in advance to each of you for your support of this vital endeavor.  And a special note of appreciation to Suzanne and Ron for their willingness to take on these essential interim roles: your support will be all the more valued as we steer a forward course together.

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.