Media Roundup for the week of Dec. 1, 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 Dec. 1 2017:

How to stop hazing: What colleges need to know (everyone else too)

Orlando Sentinel

Nov. 30

Rituals of hazing can be gruesome, sometimes deadly. Since 1970, there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus each year. To learn more about what’s being done to stop the practice, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board contacted, and sought out Gregory S. Parks, a law professor at Wake Forest University.

Experts weigh in on what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace


Nov. 30
Sexual harassment in the workplace is common and something Wake Forest Law Professor Wendy Parker said has…

German Court OKs Potentially Groundbreaking Climate Lawsuit

Climate Liability News

Nov. 30

“I think that this decision will encourage similar efforts in other countries,” said John H. Knox, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and a professor of international law at Wake Forest University School of Law. “This case is part of a growing trend to try to hold corporations responsible in their home jurisdictions for human rights abuses and environmental harm that they cause elsewhere. There are difficult legal and factual issues to overcome, of course.”

Winston-Salem man convicted in 1993 double homicide case is taking his case to Fourth Circuit; claims he was wrongfully convicted

Winston-Salem Journal

Nov. 30

Mark Rabil, Hayes’ attorney and the director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law, filed what is considered an informal brief Monday. Rabil is appealing a decision in October by U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder, who denied Hayes’ federal appeal. Rabil filed the informal brief because Schroeder declined to issue a certificate of appealability. Schroeder said in his ruling that he found no evidence that Hayes’ constitutional rights were violated or that any ruling during the trial was debatable.

Can lawyers text potential clients?

ABA Journal Magazine

December 2017

“Based on the subscriber-based nature of the ABC Texting SMS, I agree with the conclusion that these texts are directed at the general public,” says Ellen Murphy, a professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law who specializes in professional responsibility issues.”

Hazel Mack named director of outreach at Wake Forest University law school

Winston-Salem Journal

Nov. 28

Hazel Mack, the former leader of Legal Aid of North Carolina, has been promoted to director of outreach at Wake Forest University School of Law, WFU said in a statement Monday.

The Catch-22 that keeps many vets from getting help


Nov. 26

I currently direct the Veterans Legal Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law, which files discharge upgrade petitions on behalf of veterans with …

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