Media Roundup for the week of March 23, 2018
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
March 23, 2018
Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of March 23, 2018:
Wake Forest Law Review ranked 40 out of 150 law school law review publications. The ranking table includes all of the law reviews that ranked in the top 150 in in the MetaRanking, including all journals that ranked in the top 100 at least one of the following rankings: US News Peer Reputation Score Ranking (avg., 2010-2019), US News Overall Ranking (avg., 2010-2019), the Washington & Lee University ranking (current version, 2009-2016; default weighting), the Google Scholar ranking (index as of June 2017), and the W&L Impact Factor Ranking (not included in the MetaRank).
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Two of North Carolina’s most prestigious law schools saw significant movement—in opposite directions—in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law School Rankings, which were announced March 20. Wake Forest University School of Law climbed four places to 32nd place. It’s the third rise in the rankings in the past three years for Wake Forest.
Also, Indiana University Maurer School of Law dropped two spots to the 32nd, where it was tied with Big Ten sports rival The Ohio State University along with University of Georgia, University of Washington and Wake Forest University. Valparaiso Law School remained in the “Rank Not Published” …
The Florida Times-Union
Ronald Wright, a law professor at Wake Forest, agreed that the process would go a long way to produce consistent results. If there are problems later in a case, Wright said, the new policy will allow defense attorneys to appeal to Nelson to re-consider the decision to seek death.
“It’s a process that’s inevitably going to produce more public deliberation, more giving of reasons, more striving for consistency,” Wright said. “All of that is meaning less arbitrariness.”
Both Wright and Gershowitz oppose the death penalty, but said if it’s going to continue, then they’d like to see reform-minded prosecutors institute policies like these.