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Q&A with Professor Kami Chavis Simmons featured in The ALI Reporter

Professor Kami Simmons

Kami Chavis Simmons, who joined the faculty in 2006, brings substantial experience to teaching and writing about criminal law at Wake. After receiving her J.D., she 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.

Elected to American Law Institute (ALI)  membership in September 2012, Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is a Harvard Law graduate and a former federal prosecutor who now teaches at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Her scholarship has focused on hate crimes, racial profiling, and police accountability. Prior to her work as a prosecutor, she was an associate at two major law firms, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Latham & Watkins. Along with two coauthors, she is currently at work on a book, Criminal Law: Prosecution, Punishment and the Prevention of Crimes, to be published by Carolina Academic Press. Professor Simmons participates in ALI’s Members Consultative Groups for the Model Penal Code: Sentencing and the Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses.

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