Media Roundup for the week of Jan. 19, 2018

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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 Jan. 19, 2018:

Kenya forest death: activists blame EU for ignoring human rights warnings

The Guardian

Jan. 19

Shortly before the killing of Kirotich, three United Nations special rapporteurs – John Knox, Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli Corpuz – asked Kenya to halt evictions and the EU to suspend its water project.


If you thought colleges making the SAT optional would level the playing field, think again

The Conversation

Jan. 18

More than a dozen law schools, including Harvard, Georgetown, Northwestern, Wake Forest and others, have made the LSAT optional, allowing students to submit GRE scores instead. Many graduate programs – in some cases at the urging of professional associations – are making the GRE optional for masters and/or doctoral applicants.

This story was also published by The Associated Press and WTOP.

The heat’s on NCCU about its law-school admission standards

Durham Herald Sun

Jan. 18

A July exam sitting went better for all three schools, with NCCU law grads managing a 53.7 percent passing rate. Elon again trailed with a 53.5 percent passing rate and the Charlotte School brought up the rear at 34.1 percent. The state’s four other law schools – at Duke University, Wake Forest …

Market Manipulation 101: Bitcoin Futures


Jan. 16

…activity. To learn more, ETHNews spoke with Andrew Verstein, an associate professor of law at Wake Forest…

This story ran on IPWatchdog.

The Cliven Bundy mistrial highlights a glaring cultural flaw in our criminal justice system

…says Kami Chavis, director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law in …

Business Insider

Jan. 15

This story also ran in the Nigerian News.


When grocery stores close, this legal phrase can prevent new ones from opening

NPR Marketplace

Jan. 13

…lease other space to competing uses,” said Tanya Marsh, law professor at Wake Forest University. It’s a clause in a grocery…
This story also ran on WWNO-FM Online


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of D.C. in Raucous, Late-night Party Case

Jan. 24

Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) wrote the State and Local Legal Center amicus brief that was filed, supporting Washington, D.C., in the case District of Columbia v. Wesby, wherein the majority of the Supreme Court rules D.C. police officers had probable cause to arrest individuals for holding a “raucous late-night party in a house they did not have permission to enter.”  Professor Korzen was joined by the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International City/County Management Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association and the National Sheriffs Association.

This story also ran on PublicNow and the National Conference of State Legislatures Blog.