Faculty News

Professor Bobby Chesney spent a day touring the U.S. military’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, in connection with ongoing research related to the legal status of detainees in the War on Terrorism.  An article related to that research, concerning the repatriation of Guantanamo detainees, has recently been accepted for publication by the University of Richmond Law Review.

Professor Mark Hall was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney received an award from The Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, in recognition of her work in the field of end-of-life care and legal issues.  In December, the North Carolina State Bar Journal is reprinting Mewhinney’s article from the summer issue of Wake Forest Jurist magazine.  The article is entitled "Gifts with Powers of Attorney:  Are We Giving the Public What It Wants?"

Professor Sid Shapiro presented CLE programs on due process and judicial review at a training conference of the National Association of Administrative Hearing Officials, held in Durham, NC on October 18.  He was the luncheon speaker at a meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, held in Ashville, N.C. on October 21.

Professor Shapiro also made two presentations at the fall meeting of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice section of the American Bar Association on November 18 in Washington, D.C.  He spoke on the privacy regulations in the European Union and on the federalism implications of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Professor Ron Wright will be one of the featured speakers for a symposium on federal sentencing after United States v. Booker, sponsored by the University of Houston School of Law on November 18.  His remarks will form the basis for an article to be published in the Houston Law Review.