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Professor Ron Wright heads to Kosovo to help form new sentencing laws

July 3rd, 2014

A Wake Forest Law professor is heading to Kosovo to help establish the Rule of Law in the new country. Needham Yancy Gulley Professor of Criminal Law Ron Wright, who has been appointed interim Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the next academic year, has been invited by five former Wake Forest Law LL.M. ...

LL.M. Manuel Moctezuma (’04) to speak at Houston Bar Association Seminar on Dec. 12

December 3rd, 2013

LL.M. alumnus Manuel Moctezuma (’04)  will be speaking at the Houston Bar Association Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 12. Moctezuma will discuss litigation strategies for U.S. proceedings with connections in Mexico, from a Mexican legal perspective. His lecture is titled “International Litigation Strategies for U.S. Proceedings with Connections in Mexico: Perspectives from a Mexican Attorney.” “As business between Texas ...

Yama Keshawerz (’12) writes from an Afghan’s view about U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014

October 21st, 2013

Next year, Afghanistan will experience another superpower’s withdrawal of forces. This time, however, many Afghans view it differently. The United States has announced that it will pull its troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 as NATO combat mission ends, but I believe that a U.S. presence in Afghanistan will be necessary for ...

International Programs Department hosts first “Lunch & Learn”: Law Enforcement in Kosovo, South Korea, and Palestine

October 10th, 2013

The Wake Forest Law International Programs department held its first Lunch & Learn of the semester on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The International Programs Office schedules several “LL.M. Lunch and Learn” sessions throughout the year with the goal of sharing the varied legal experiences of the international LL.M. (Master of Laws) students. These sessions provide an ...

Law school welcomes its newest group of international students

September 12th, 2013

The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest group of international students during Orientation on Aug. 15-23. With students from more than a dozen countries including Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, China, Holland, Kosovo, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea, the Dean of International Programs Richard Schneider noted, “this is not only our ...

Kosovar LLM students featured on Fox 8′s Buckley Report

June 7th, 2013

We often learn about the world’s history of wars in school, but we don’t often hear about the rebuilding that comes afterward. Kreshnik Radoniqi (’13), Valon Kurtaj (’13) and Shqipdon Fazliu (’13) came to America to learn what they can to rebuild their homeland that America helped liberate.

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Wake Forest Law confers hoods and diplomas on 183 graduates

May 20th, 2013

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 183 graduates on Sunday, May 19, in Wait Chapel. The graduates included the first two to earn the Scientiae Juridicae Doctor degree and the first nine to earn the Master of Studies in Law degree. The law school’s 39th annual hooding speaker, Thomas L. Sager ...

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LL.M. students study U.S. laws to help bring legal reforms to Kosovo

May 10th, 2013

Coming of age in Serbian-controlled Kosovo, Kreshnik Radoniqi risked everything for his education. To be taught by Albanian teachers, Radoniqi gathered with just a few other students in private houses instead of traditional school campuses. To avoid detection, they had to move from house to house, never staying too long in one place. Had Serbian ...

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Afghan man learns about American law through program at Wake Forest

January 21st, 2013

Five years ago, Afghan citizens charged with a crime weren’t entitled to a defense attorney to advocate for their rights. Things have changed, but Hafizullah Hamid says there remains plenty of work to do. He wants to do his part to help reform the justice system in Afghanistan. That desire for reform is one of ...

Photo of Bobby Higdon (second from right) with law school associate dean Dick Schneider (far left) and U.S. Department of Justice official Carl Alexandre (third from left) with Kosovo students Shqipdon Fazliu, Kreshnik Radoniqi and Valon Kurtaj.

Wake Forest alumni work with law school, LL.M. students to help rebuild battered Kosovo’s courts

November 26th, 2012

Robert J. “Bobby” Higdon (’85, JD ’89) hears heart-wrenching stories every time he visits Kosovo, where he is helping rebuild the country’s judicial system after decades of internal strife and war. Higdon, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, N.C., spearheads an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice initiative to develop criminal and civil procedures in Kosovo, ...