WLSO 2017 Summer Scholars: Sally Harper

“So you’re saying he didn’t put his hands on you? You’re saying all five of your police reports were made up?” Jurors sat with eyes fixed on the stand as a mother and wife recanted all of the allegations of domestic abuse between she and her husband. She recanted her stories despite police record of…

The 4th Annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium

Please join WLSO for our 4th Annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium. This year’s theme is “Better Together: Exploring Gender Diversity.” The Symposium will begin at 1:45 pm in the Millhiser Moot Court room on Friday, October 13. The event will feature three panels discussing gender diversity. See the panels below.   The first panel, “We…

WLSO Summer Scholars: Caley DeGroote

“Please, just let me pee!” I watched the girl on the screen wiggle in pain, asking the Police Officer to please let her use the bathroom. Finally, the Police Officer gave in. Mid-way through his field sobriety test, he let the suspect use the bathroom. His body-cam showed him following her to the bathroom through…

WLSO Summer Scholars: Danielle Wise

This summer, I interned for a juvenile court judge, Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr., at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte, NC. My internship was unique because I did not spend the majority of my time researching statutory and case law and writing memos, duties assigned to most judicial interns. Instead, Judge Trosch asked that…

WLSO Summer Scholars: Justin Wodicka

For an aspiring champion of social justice, few opportunities exist that are more rewarding, instructive, or experiential than serving a Commonwealth’s Attorney. If it is your goal to dive headlong into trial practice, to do your part to make a community better while navigating the intricacies of court procedure, the heavy caseloads of state attorneys…