Posted: October 27th, 2017 | By: Lisa Snedeker
Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Oct. 27, 2017:
What do you want to happen to your remains after you die? For the past century, most Americans have accepted a limited set of options without question. And discussions of death and funeral plans have been taboo.
On October 27, the Center for Media Law and Policy will be joining with the First Amendment Law Review to present a symposium titled “Distorting the Truth: ‘Fake News’ & Free Speech.” The event will bring together noted legal scholars, including Wake Forest Law’s Professor Michael Curtis, social scientists, and professionals–including keynote speaker Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of Politifact–to discuss this increasingly important topic.
UK Copyright Literacy
A few weeks ago, Chris wrote a blog post on the concept of Universal Copyright Literacy which led to an interesting exchange on twitter with a US law academic, Professor Mike Schuster (@Prof_Schuster). Prof Schuster subsequently got in touch offering to write us a guest blog post. He is based at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University where he is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies. Professor Schuster’s research focuses on intellectual property, with an emphasis how self-interested private parties influence the public domain. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals, including the Wake Forest Law Review, the Houston Law Review, and the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.
The Road To Know
Death is something that all humans have in common. How we dealt with death is not. The cemeteries that occupy prominent places in the American landscape, as well as the twenty-one thousand funeral homes in operation across the country, are products of the time and place in which they emerged. In this episode, we speak with Wake Forest’s Tanya Marsh, to learn about the historic forces at work in the creation of America’s death care industry. If you’ve ever wondered why we embalm our dead, whether or not it’s legal to be buried in your own back yard, or what happened to the bodies of slain Civil War soldiers, you’ll get your answers here.