Media Roundup for July 21, 2017

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Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of July 21, 2017:

Health Care Reform: Straight Talk for Turbulent Times

Triangle Business Journal

July 20

The success of the Triad region depends on a vibrant health care economy.  What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?  And how can local companies capitalize on them?  Our panel of experts will examine such topics as how the new administration is expected to impact quality and access to health care, rates, structure and more. Mark Hall, Director of Health Law and Policy Program, Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Young legal minds get real-world experience through DA’s office in Iredell

Statesville Record & Landmark

July 20

That real-world experience is crucial for Lane DeBellis, 24, a third-year student at Wake Forest University School of Law who is one of several interns involved in the program coordinated through the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office. This story also appeared in the McDowell News and the Independent Tribune.

Could Center for Civil Rights controversy hurt UNC law school ranking?

Durham Herald Sun

July 17

Notably, the local signers included Wake Forest law dean Suzanne Reynolds and Campbell law dean Rich Leonard. North Carolina has but seven law schools. Four are housed at private universities like Wake and Campbell, and another is a standalone institution based in Charlotte. The state’s only public law schools are at UNC-CH and N.C. Central University.


Should drug dealers face murder charges for overdoses? State Attorney Melissa Nelson thinks so

The Florida Times-Union

July 16

The fact the Legislature felt it was necessary to add fentanyl to the law could bolster Muller’s defense, said Ron Wright, a Wake Forest University law professor. “The courts are going to have to settle the opium versus opiate question.”


Law Faculty Nationwide Defend North Carolina Center for Civil Rights

The Academe Blog

July 15

Dean Suzanne Reynolds, Professor Timothy Davis and Professor Steve Virgil signed a letter in support of the University of North Carolina Law School’s Center for Civil Rights, which the university’s Board of Governors has threatened that was sent on Tuesday.