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bockPROFESSOR JEREMY BOCK SELECTED FOR STANFORD/HARVARD/YALE FACULTY FORUM
Professor Jeremy Bock's paper, "Behavioral Claim Construction," has been selected for presentation at the 2017 Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. The organizers of the forum select from 12 to 20 scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. The goal of the Forum is discourse both on the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre.

jodiPROFESSOR JODI WILSON NAMED ALWD PRESIDENT-ELECT
Professor Jodi Wilson has been selected as the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) president-elect for 2017-2018, with a presidential term beginning in 2018-2019. ALWD is a national organization of more than 150 law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia. ALWD publishes a well-regarded journal, a very well regarded citation manual, and works closely with the Legal Writing Institute to support legal writing and research professors across the country.

zMEMPHIS LAW PROF. ZAWISZA AWARDED WITH MULTIPLE HONORS
Professor Christina Zawisza was honored during the 2017 Alternative Spring Break by the PALS Executive Board with the 2017 Justice Janice Holder Pro Bono PAL Award in recognition of her many years of support to the mission of PALS. Additionally, Prof. Zawisza was honored by Memphis Area Legal Services at the kickoff to its Campaign for Equal Justice for a "lifelong commitment and dedication as a child advocate for justice for those in need."
blight thumbnailMEMPHIS LAW LAUNCHES STRATEGIC CODE ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
Memphis Law, in collaboration and partnership with Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. and support from The Kresge Foundation, will launch the new Strategic Code Enforcement Academy in May. The new program will examine ways to streamline the process of cleaning up vacant and blighted properties. Click here to read more.
kschaffPROFESSOR KATE SCHAFFZIN SELECTED TO SERVE ON UOM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Memphis Law professor Katharine Traylor Schaffzin has been selected by the University of Memphis Faculty Senate to serve as the faculty representative on the inaugural Board of Trustees for the University of Memphis. Professor Schaffzin will serve as a Trustee for a two-year term. Please click here to read more.
willADVANCED MOOT COURT PROBLEM WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Last year's Memphis Law Advanced Moot Court problem won the inaugural Judith S. Kaye Writing Competition, a competition hosted by New York University School of Law to select the best student-written moot court problem in the country. Click here to read more about the problem itself, written by William Cranford, as well as the award. 

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VIRTUAL TOUR OF MEMPHIS LAW
Introducing a new way to experience Memphis Law. Take a virtual tour of our historic home and see for yourself why we were recognized as having the "Best Law School Facilities" in the nation by preLaw magazine. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE FULL VIRTUAL TOUR.

PreLaw magazine and National Jurist have named Memphis Law as having the best law school facilities in the nation! Click here to read the full digital edition!


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For a full roundup of all upcoming law school events and activities, please visit our informal events blog, On Legal Grounds for the most up-to-date information.