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Chesney, Taha Promoted to Full Professorships

The law school congratulates Robert (Bobby) Chesney and Ahmed Taha on their promotions to full professor with tenure as of July 1, 2008.

Professor Chesney is a one of the nation’s top emerging scholars in the area of national security law, writing and speaking frequently on topics relating to terrorism. He regularly appears in the national media commenting on terrorism-related legal issues, including National Public Radio, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He currently serves as the chairman of the Section on National Security Law of the Association of American Law Schools, and teaches a range of courses relating to those topics, as well as courses in Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure.  During his tenure at the law school, he has twice won awards for outstanding teaching.

Professor Taha is one of the rising young scholars and teachers at Wake Forest. His primary research is empirical studies of the behavior of judges and litigants, and the regulation of mutual funds.These works reflect both his training in law and in economics in which he holds a Ph.D.Prior to joining the faculty in 2002, Professor Taha was an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., an associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, a corporate finance analyst at McKinsey and Company in New York, and he has been a lecturer of Law and Economics in the Economics Department at Stanford University.