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Wake Forest Appoints New University Distinguished Chair in Law

Wake Forest University School of Law is proud to announce the appointment of Sidney A. Shapiro as the new University Distinguished Chair in Law.  Shapiro is a national scholar and expert in administrative law and regulatory policy.  He comes to Wake Forest from the University of Kansas where he is the John M. Rounds Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research.

Sidney Shapiro has written six books, contributed chapters to six additional books, and has written over 45 articles in his area of the law.  He has also presented papers to over 40 universities, agencies, associations, and committees throughout the United States and at the University of Limerick in Ireland and the US/European Biotechnology Initiative Workshop in Florence, Italy.  Shapiro has received numerous honors, awards, funded research grants and fellowships.

Professor Shapiro graduated cum laude with a BS from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania in 1970.  He received his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1973.  Shapiro is married and has two children.

Professor Shapiro’s appointment as the University Distinguished Chair in Law is an expression of the Law School’s and the University’s strong commitment to continued excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.