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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.

Lord Phillips, Windsor Castle, and last days in London

By: Ashley Waring (JD, ’15)

Big Ben

Ashley in front of Big Ben

My last week in London was bittersweet.  Although, I enjoyed myself in London and I will miss it, I missed home a little bit more.  During the last week, the class attended the annual Order of the Garter and visited Parliament.  At Parliament I finally got a closer look at Big Ben.  It was very impressive.

Eye Contact with the Queen

Eye Contact with the Queen

The class and I had the opportunity to meet with the former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Lord Nicholas Phillips of Worth Matravers.  He invited the class to his home and we had finger foods and drinks.  When he invited the class to his home we all wore business casual attire because we didn’t know what to expect.  When we arrived to his home, his wife wore a beautiful sundress and he wore a Hawaiian shirt with khakis and they offered us food, beer and wine. Continue reading »