Law School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Wake Forest University School of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Kami Chavis Simmons and Omari Scott Simmons to the law school faculty.

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons received a B.A. with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  She then attended Harvard Law School, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar.  After receiving her J.D. from Harvard in 1999, Professor Simmons worked as an associate at private law firms in Washington, D.C., where she participated in various aspects of civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal investigations.  In 2003, she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.  She has represented the United States in a wide range of criminal prosecutions and has argued and briefed appeals before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  Professor Simmons was also an adjunct lecturer at American University, Washington College of Law.  She will teach Criminal Procedure and Professional Responsibility.

Professor Omari Scott Simmons has returned to Wake Forest to teach at the Law School.  He graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1996.  He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and received his J. D. in 1999.  At Penn, he was the recipient of the Sadie T. M. Alexander Distinguished Graduate Award, the Thouron Award, and the Fontaine Fellowship.  After receiving his J. D., Professor Simmons clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey of the Delaware Supreme Court.  After his clerkship, he attended the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, in the United Kingdom where he received an LL.M. in International Commercial Law in 2001.  Professor Simmons has worked as in-house corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and worked for a private law firm in Washington, D.C.  He is also the president of the Simmons Memorial Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit organization which provides college consulting services to vulnerable students.  Professor Simmons will teach Contracts and Sales.