Media Roundup for July 7, 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 7, 2017:

Wright et al. on Jury Selection Data

CrimProf Blog

July 7

Ronald F. Wright, Kami Chavis and Gregory Scott Parks (Wake Forest University – School of Law, Wake Forest University Law School and Wake Forest University School of Law) have posted The Jury Sunshine Project: Jury Selection Data as a Political Issue on SSRN.

Addressing distrust and disparities in the criminal justice system

Minnesota Public Radio

July 6

Today on MPR News with Kerri Miller, a conversation about how Americans of color see and experience the criminal justice system. Miller spoke with:

Kami Chavis, former prosecutor and law professor and director of the criminal justice program at Wake Forest School of Law.


Wright on Prosecutors

CrimProf Blog

June 28

Ronald F. Wright (Wake Forest University – School of Law) has posted Prosecutors, Flying Blind and Flying Solo (Chapter in Academy for Justice: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming)) on SSRN.

It’s very difficult to convict officers in police shootings, experts say

NBC News Online

June 27

“We need to look at implicit racial bias as an issue not just for officers [involved in on-duty shootings] but for jurors, too,” said Kami Chavis, the director of a criminal justice program at Wake Forest University School of Law.


‘Justice for Shylock’ at the Library of Congress

DC Metro Theater Arts

June 24

“There are many truths in the record,” she said ruefully, at one point, to which one of the other judges, Dean of the Wake Forest School of Law Suzanne Reynolds, replied, “The record, while beautifully written, is thin.”