Media Roundup for the week of March 2, 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 March 2, 2018.

Wake Forest to offer novel program for physician assistants

N.C. Lawyers Weekly

March 1

The Wake Forest University law school and the Wake medical school have entered into a novel partnership that will provide the “next generation” of physician assistants the ability to transform healthcare delivery while navigating a complex legal marketplace, according to a release from the school. The Emerging Leaders Program in Law, the first of its …


Leaders of ‘Death Care Revolution’ Publish First-Ever Comprehensive Look at Challenges Facing Funeral Industry

Connecting Directors

February 28

“We are in the midst of a death care revolution, and most people don’t even know it,” says Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Tanya Marsh, who organized the “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death” symposium. “This Journal issue is a must have for anyone who wants to understand the challenges facing the funeral industry today. I hope that it will spark long-overdue discussions between policymakers, industry leaders and reformers.”


UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment presents 16 Framework Principals on Human Rights and the Environment in final report to UN Human Rights Council

Great Lakes Law

February 2018

Professor John Knox, a leading expert on international environmental and human rights law, is scheduled to present his final reports as Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week. In July 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor Knox to a three-year mandate as its first Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, and in March 2015, his mandate was extended for three years and his title changed to Special Rapporteur.

Insider Tainting: Strategic Tipping of Material Nonpublic Information

Northwestern University Law Review

February 2018

Professor Andrew Verstein authored this article in Northwestern University Law Review.  The abstract follows:

Insider trading law is meant to be a shield, protecting the market and investors from connected traders, but it can also be a sword. Insofar as we penalize trading on the basis of material non-public information, it becomes possible to share information strategically in order to disable or constrain innocent investors. A hostile takeover can be averted, or a bidding war curtailed, because information recipients must then refrain from trading. This Article offers the first general account of “insider tainting,” an increasingly pervasive phenomenon of weaponizing insider trading law.

Alumnus Greg Parks Focuses on His Writing, Civil Rights
UK Now
February 28

Having authored or edited more than 10 scholarly books and many articles, Gregory S. Parks ’01 ’04 (College of Arts and Sciences) often focuses on issues dealing with diversity on university campuses in the United States… He is co-authoring a book with Matthew Hughey for 2018 with New York University Press on the history of African-American fraternities and sororities’ racial uplift. Its working title is “Uplifting the Race: African American Fraternities and Sororities and the Quest for Black Social Equality.”

WFU students help people wipe criminal records clean


February 24

Wake Forest University students help people wipe their criminal records clean thanks to a new expungement law.