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Ryo Kawamura (‘99) Recounts His Positive Experiences as an LL.M. at Wake Forest Law School

February 18th, 2016

 Ryo Kawamura (LL.M. ’99), first Japanese graduate of Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, is now senior legal adviser for Ube Industries, Ltd., an international manufacturing and technology corporation. Most recently, Kawamura facilitated negotiations for the acquisition of subsidiary Advanced Electrolyte Technologies LLC, a joint venture company of UBE and Dow Chemical. In a recent conversation with the ...

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Student Profile: Samya Abou Sharif (LLM ’16)

February 2nd, 2016

Samya Abou Sharif (LLM ’16) has known adversity from an early age. She was only 5 years old when her father died, which lead to difficult times for the family. At that young age, though she was a far from deciding what she would do in life, she observed the lawyers who worked with her family ...

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Alaa Marghalani (LLM ’14) presents research paper at Academic and Business Research Institute Las Vegas 2015 Conference

December 4th, 2015

For doctoral students, the chance to share their work with a renowned group of peers —role models, even — is a longtime academic tradition. Alaa Marghalani (LLM ’14) of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, recently got such an opportunity. He’s a candidate in Wake Forest Law’s Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (SJD) degree program. Marghalani presented his paper, “Toward ...

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Alumni Profile: Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15)

November 30th, 2015

When Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15) talks about her career path beginning in the Dominican Republic, her passion for law and Wake Forest University shines. Mercedes is a supervising paralegal in the Immigration Law Division of Brock & Scott PLLC in Winston-Salem. Now having her L.LM. degree, her future plans include sitting for the New York ...

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Student Profile: Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16)

October 30th, 2015

As a girl growing up in Kosovo, Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16) often found herself in front of a television set watching the American series, “L.A. Law.” “I liked seeing footage of the trial, the way cases were presented and the actors’ movements in the courtroom,” she said. “I liked seeing how justice was served. Well, ...

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Zhen (Katie) Feng (LLM ’02) serves as first LL.M. alumni on Law Board of Visitors

September 18th, 2015

Zhen (Katie) Feng (LLM ’02) visited Wake Forest Law this spring, the second time she has returned to campus from her home in Shanghai since graduation. On the first trip, in the fall of 2014, she visited the bookstore and bought some sweatshirts for her friends Sunny Wu (LLM ‘01) and Joy Huang (LLM ‘02). ...

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Alumnus Profile: Ezequiel Cazanetz Dick (LLM ’15)

July 27th, 2015

Name: Ezequiel Cazanetz Dick Graduation year: 2015 Hometown/Country: Miramar, Argentina Undergraduate and graduate schools: I graduated from Mar del Plata University School of Law in 2007, located in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Leadership positions: I supervised and trained law students and interns at the Mar del Plata District Attorneys office. I also trained legal interns ...

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Qiuge Xiao (LLM ’15) to intern for United Nations Yearbook Unit in summer of 2015

March 31st, 2015

Qiuge Xiao (LLM ’15), a resident of the Qinghai province in China, knew she wanted to travel abroad to study international law, specifically human rights and environmental law. When she discovered the LL.M. at Wake Forest Law, she decided it was the best place for her to learn about her passions. “Wake Law has specific ...

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Wake Forest Law first in North Carolina to offer Two-Year J.D. for International Lawyers

March 17th, 2015

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. Wake Forest is the first law school in North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining ...

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Student Profile: Anna Otchere (LLM ’15)

March 4th, 2015

Name: Anna Franklina Otchere Graduation year: 2015 Hometown/Country: Cape Coast, Ghana Undergraduate and graduate schools: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi (2008) Major: Law; The Ghana School of Law: Barrister at Law (BL 2010) Leadership positions: For three consecutive years, I was the financial secretary for the Peer Counsellors Unit of Kwame ...