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Law school welcomes its newest group of international students

August 22nd, 2011

The Wake Forest University School of Law welcomed its newest group of international students during Orientation on Aug. 18-26.     “This is one of the School of Law’s largest and most diverse groups of students from around the world, and we are confident that their academic and professional experiences will enhance the studies of our American law students,” said ...

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LLM Alumnus Serves as Legal Counsel in Joint Venture between Ube Industries and Dow Chemical

August 19th, 2011

Ryo Kawamura, the Senior Legal Advisor for Ube Industries, Ltd. (UBE)’s Legal Department and a 1999 graduate of the LL.M. Program at Wake Forest University School of Law, has a front row seat in a new venture between UBE and Dow Chemical Co. UBE, one of Japan’s top chemical companies, recently announced it has established a ...

School of Law names new associate dean for international affairs and new director of international programs

July 25th, 2011

Professor Dick Schneider has been named the new Associate Dean for International Affairs and Holly Hedgecock is the new director of the International Programs at Wake Forest University School of Law. In his new role, Schneider will oversee the Master of Laws (LL.M) program, the Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (S.J.D.) degree and Study Abroad programs as ...

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Reaping the benefits of hard work

July 11th, 2011

It doesn’t bother ChenFan Fu at all to admit that when he started high school in Shanghai, China, he was at the bottom of his class of some 700 students. For one thing, it was a very good high school, Fu says, and his classmates were very smart. But a funny thing happened during his ...

WFU School of Law to Host Afghan Scholar

April 7th, 2011

Wake Forest University School of Law has been certified as a host institution for a new important foundation, the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PPP), established by the U.S. Department of State and leading private attorneys in the U.S.  The PPP is a prestigious academic foundation supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ...

Japanese alumni share earthquake experiences

April 6th, 2011

On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake, triggering a tsunami that devastated the northeastern coast of the country. With 25 LL.M. alumni residing and working in Japan, WFU School of Law professors and administrators reached out to our alumni to express our sincere concern for what their country is enduring and ...

LL.M. Alumna Participated in ‘Bank Debt of the Year’

March 28th, 2011

Hanne Nyheim McNutt, a 2007 LL.M. alumna from Norway, is an associate in the Offshore, Shipping, and Energy Group at Simonsen Advokatfirm in Oslo. Last year McNutt participated in a transaction that was recently voted “Bank Debt of the Year” by the publication Marine Money. McNutt reports that the knowledge she gained and the degree she earned through WFU’s ...

LL.M. Alumnus, Samuel Chacón, Publishes Articles

February 7th, 2011

LL.M. alumnus, Samuel Chacón from Mexico, has recently published two articles in the North American Free Trade and Investment Report, a biweekly report on legal and financial issues affecting direct investment and cross border trade in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. The first article, entitled “The New Mexican Registry of Movable Guaranties,” was published in the November ...

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Saudi Arabian students lead discussion on Islamic Law

February 7th, 2011

Three Wake Forest University School of Law Saudi Arabian students led a presentation on Islamic Law to the law school community on Nov. 17, 2010. Mohamad Basam, an LL.M. graduate and Wake Law’s first S.J.D. candidate, Ahmed Alqurashi, a second-year LL.M. student, and Hadia Balkhyoor, WFU Law’s first female Saudi Arabian student, discussed Islamic law and ...

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Students learn about unusual career paths during 2010 International Law and Practice Panel

December 1st, 2010

The WFU International Law Society and the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Council sponsored the 2010 International Law and Practice Panel at Wake Forest University School of Law on Nov. 3. North Carolina attorneys shared their unusual paths to international law and their experiences in the field, which include facilitating business deals ...