Media Roundup for the week of Sept. 15, 2017
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September 15, 2017
Wake Forest University School of Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Sept. 15, 2017.
East Bay Times
“Courts have labeled lawyers’ plagiarism in court filings as ‘reprehensible,’ ‘intolerable,’ ‘completely unacceptable,’ and ‘unprofessional’,” wrote Douglas Abrams, University of Missouri law professor, in a 2012 Wake Forest law review article.
The CLS Blue
Professor Andrew Verstein writes: A central goal of corporate law is to make managers accountable to shareholders. So it may come as a surprise that America’s federal government frequently compels companies to “effectively exclude the Shareholder from . . . influence over the Corporation’s business or management [.]” Indeed, there is a federal agency whose principal is to ask companies to entrench the board of directors, waive the duty of loyalty, and hire individuals with little business experience to run the company.
United Nations Human Rights
The UN Human Rights Council appointed Mr. John H. Knox in 2012 to serve as Independent Expert, and reappointed him in 2015 as Special Rapporteur on human rights obligations related to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. The Council requested him, a professor of international law at Wake Forest University in the United States, to clarify the application of human rights norms to environmental protection, and to identify best practices in the use of human rights obligations in environmental policy-making.
Maria Cortez-Perez, second-year student at Wake Forest University, participated in the march with the goal to demonstrate to congress the unity in the Latinx community.
Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for its fall 2017 semester. The clinic, which is part of the university’s School of Law, helps law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney by providing free legal services to the community.
Legal Theory Blog
Harold Anthony Lloyd (Wake Forest University School of Law) has posted It’s a Full Moon Tonight: Speaker Meaning and the Interpretation and Construction of Executive Orders (with Related Reflections on Legislative Speaker Meaning)