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Congratulations Qiuge Xiao (LLM ’15) – Intern for United Nations Yearbook Unit in Summer of 2015

Here in the International Programs Office, we are our students’ biggest supporters. And nothing makes us happier than when one of our students experiences an achievement, no matter how large or small. Today, we are smiling about Qiuge Xiao (LLM ’15) from China. Qiuge has landed a prestigious summer internship with the United Nations Yearbook Unit! Learn more about Qiuge’s success and please join us in congratulating her!

Congratulations Qiuge!!!

Wake Forest Law is first law school in the state of North Carolina to offer a Two-Year Juris Doctor for International Lawyers

Beginning in August 2015, the Wake Forest University School of Law will offer an American Bar Association-approved Two-Year Juris Doctor (J.D.) for International Lawyers degree. Wake Forest is the first law school in the state of North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining expertise in American law. Continue reading »

A note from Director of International Programs, Amber Featherstone

Greetings from Winston-Salem!

I think it may be time for me to introduce myself. My name is Amber Featherstone and I am the new Director of International Programs at Wake Forest University School of Law. I’m excited and honored to have been chosen for this position and am already feeling the warm and welcoming atmosphere of WFU that many of you know all too well.IMG_0357 (3) (1) Continue reading »

Abdullah Al Shehry, S.J.D., Presents Dissertation on Insurance Law

Ahmed Al Qurashi (S.J.D.), Abdullah Al Shehry (S.J.D.), Professor Miles Foy, Dean Richard Schneider

Ahmed Al Qurashi (S.J.D.), Abdullah Al Shehry (S.J.D.), Professor Miles Foy, Dean Richard Schneider

Abdullah Al Shehry, (LL.M. ’08) recently presented his dissertation, the culmination of his research and work as an SJD student, to faculty and fellow students. The project, entitled “The Reasonable Expectation Doctrine Knocks on the Saudi Legislative Council Door”, contained a comprehensive examination of Robert E. Keeton’s theories of insurance law. Mr. Al Shehry surveyed how Keeton’s Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations has been applied in several districts throughout the United States. He subsequently considered how such a doctrine may  be employed in a new-founded system of insurance in his home country of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Al Shehry argued that though the concept of insurance may be construed by some as against Islamic law, specifically riba and gharar (usury and gambling, respectively), by grounding new laws on the fundamentals of Keeton’s doctrine, insurance can be offered without breaking the codes of Sharia.

Abdullah hopes to use his position as Professor of Law at the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh to present his research to appropriate committee members and legislators. His goal is the possible reform of current insurance law in Saudi Arabia.

LL.M alumnus Francesco Ferrini hosts John Sanders (’15) in Italian internship over summer

By Richard Schneider, Associate Dean of International Programs

The LL.M program here at Wake Forest Law for scholars with non-U.S. legal training has been in operation now for many years.  We have a large number of wonderful graduates, most of whom have returned to their home countries to pursue careers as lawyers, judges, regulators, and follow other professional pursuits. Continue reading »

Highlights of my LL.M. studies, and a new job in New York City

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Bernard Armoo (U.K., LL.M. ’13) in New York City

By: Bernard Armoo (U.K., LL.M., ’13)

Mr. Armoo recently graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Wake Forest Law. In November, he will be working on corporate transactions at Bryant Rabbino, LL.P., a New York corporate law firm. Born in Ghana, Mr. Armoo moved to the United Kingdom as a teenager. Prior to coming to Wake Forest Law, Mr. Armoo graduated with Honours from Leeds Metropolitan University.

What have you been up to since your time at Wake Forest?

After graduating from Wake Forest in May, 2013, I moved to New York with the aim of finding legal internship or employment.

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End of class, exploring Vienna, and a post-class Europe trip

By: Al Suarez (JD, ’15)

Day 22:

No class. Exploring Vienna. After our adventure to Budapest it was great to have a long weekend to hang out and to finally begin to really explore Vienna. Because we have been traveling every weekend and because our time in Vienna has been preoccupied with class and exploring touristy type of things, we have had very little time to really get the full Vienna experience. Today we decided to sleep in and relax and then continue our Viennese coffee house tour at Café Hawelka. My favorite so far. Very small and quaint. Delicious espresso. Best strudel I have had yet. After coffee we wandered a bit and did a bit of shopping and ended up hanging and reading down by the canal. I checked out some of the street art that covers almost everything in the “younger more artsy” area that we live in. It is fascinating– almost every square inch along the canal is covered in elaborate graffiti, yet in all my time in the first district, I have not seen any graffiti at all. Really cool idea in my opinion. By legalizing (or at least refusing to punish) street art in certain areas it allows for expression and a sense of rebellion that not only benefits the other parts of the city, but also creates a very interesting culture and identity. Then off to yoga and to bed early to continue recouping and preparing for our post class trip.

Below is a gallery of photos from our last week in Vienna: scroll through to view captions! To view more photo highlights from Vienna, click here. Continue reading »

Lord Phillips in Vienna, Budapest, and a Viennese coffee shop tour

By: Al Suarez (JD, ’15)

Crazy to think it has already been three weeks into our European adventure and we only have one more week of class…This week was an especially adventure filled week.

Below is a gallery of photos from our third week in Vienna with Lord Phillips and our class trip to Budapest: scroll through to view captions! To view more photo highlights from Vienna, click here.   Continue reading »

Vienna Week Two: MuseumQuartier, Vienna Bar, “Beach”, Zurich

By: Al Suarez, (JD, ’15) 

Welcome back for the second week of the official blog of Wake Forest Law Study Abroad Vienna 2013. Another really busy and amazing week…

Below is a gallery of photos from our second week in Vienna and my weekend trip to Zurich, Switzerland: scroll through to view captions! To view more photo highlights from Vienna, click hereContinue reading »

Welcome to the Vienna Blog of Summer 2013!

By: Al Suarez, (JD, ’15) 

Welcome to the official blog of Wake Forest Law Study Abroad Vienna 2013. In order to give you the true vibe of the experience in Wien I decided to write our blog in a bit more of the traditional journal/blog format. I will try not to overload you with pictures or useless details but if I do… It’s our blog so you will just have to deal with it. Enjoy.

Below is a gallery of photos from our days so far: scroll through to view captions! To view more photo highlights from Vienna, click here
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