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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, ...

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First International Graduate Programs Reunion hailed a great success

November 20th, 2012

Seventeen LL.M. alumni  attended Wake Forest University School of Law’s first International Graduate Programs Reunion held Nov. 9 – 11 in Winston-Salem.  Weibke Holzapfel (’03), an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Frankfurt, Germany, said, “I thoroughly enjoyed being back at Wake Forest, seeing old friends and making new ones. The reunion ...

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Law school to host first International Graduate Programs Reunion Nov. 9-10

November 5th, 2012

The Wake Forest School of Law will host its first International Graduate Programs Reunion on Nov. 9 – 11 in Winston-Salem.  WFU LL.M. alumni, current students and S.J.D. candidates along with former Visiting International Researchers will be in attendance with their families. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in American Law is a one-year program ...

Law school welcomes its newest group of international students

September 10th, 2012

The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest group of international students during Orientation on Aug. 18-26. “This is the largest group of international students that we have ever had at Wake Forest University School of Law,” said Holly Hedgecock, director of international programs. “This is also the first year we have had ...

LL.M. Forrest Fu (LL.M. ’07) and (JD ’10) to take Lowes corporate counsel position in Shanghai

August 8th, 2012

Chen Fan “Forrest” Fu, an LL.M. and J.D. graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, has accepted a Lowes corporate counsel position in Shanghai, China.   Fu began his new position in August and will relocate to Shanghai shortly thereafter.  “I am very excited for this new adventure, and certainly it does not mean the end of my ...

Manuel Moctezuma (’04) joins Mexico City law firm as named partner

August 8th, 2012

LL.M. alumnus Manuel Moctezuma (’04)  has joined the law firm of Chalela, Enriquez y Moctezuma, S.C., as a named partner. The firm, located in Mexico City, seeks to combine the best traditional principles of the legal profession with an innovative and flexible perspective in accordance with modern globalism trends, while also offering practical and reliable solutions to ...

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Afghan LL.M. student meets Sen. John McCain

April 24th, 2012

Every spring semester, Wake Forest University School of Law LL.M. students have the opportunity to hear oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  This year, Professor Shannon Gilreath led the students to visit the high court on Wednesday, April 18. While in Washington, D.C., the law school’s Afghan LL.M. candidate, Yama Keshawerz, was invited to attend ...

Wake Forest LL.M.s participate in first International Commercial Moot Competition

March 12th, 2012

While most Wake Forest University School of Law students excitedly packed for spring break trips to the beach or home to see their families last week, Liam McClure and Janine Reder made last minute reviews of briefs and arguments.   McClure and Reder, students in WFU’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law program, were preparing ...

Photo of Yama Keshawerz, Wake Forest University School of Law’s first student from Afghanistan, giving a presentation on 'Afghanistan after 9/11.'

LL.M. Student Discusses ‘Afghanistan after 9/11′

December 1st, 2011

Yama Keshawerz, Wake Forest University School of Law’s first student from Afghanistan, recently gave a presentation on “Afghanistan after 9/11.” The presentation, co-sponsored by the International Graduate Programs and the International Law Society, was well-attended by faculty and staff within the Wake Forest law community.   Donning traditional Afghan wear, Keshawerz spoke of the creation of ...