WINSTON-SALEM — Christopher Scott Edwards earned a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law during the May 19 commencement exercises.
Edwards graduated magna cum laude with high attainments in the study of law, which earned him membership in the Wake Forest University Chapter of The Order of the Coif. The Order of the Coif is restricted to the top 10-percent of the graduating class. He was a member of Wake Forest Law Review and served as the articles editor. He was a member of the Wake Forest Moot Court. He received the 2014 N.C. Advocates for Justice Most Outstanding Advocate Award.
During Edwards’ studies at Wake Forest, he worked various intern positions. In 2012, he served as an intern with the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office; in 2013, he completed an internship with Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP, in Winston-Salem; during his final year of law school, he worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Edwards has accepted a two-year clerkship position with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon completion of the clerkship, he will return to work with Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP.
Edwards graduated in 2007 from West Bladen High School and in 2011 from Wake Forest University. He is from Clarkton and is the son of Tony and Vickie Edwards.