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Lauren Emery (’16) wins 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

Lauren Emery (’16)  won the 43rd annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition final round held at Wake Forest University School of Law on Thursday, April 17. Continue reading »

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Professor Tanya Marsh predicts migration to online, mobile banking among major 2015 economic trends

WalletHub’s 11 Economic Predictions for 2015

GDP Growth Will Be Roughly 3%

2015 is expected to be another solid year for the U.S. economy, despite the various problems being endured by many foreign markets. In fact, all of the experts we consulted expect the U.S. economy to continue slowly trending upward, as we gain momentum at the end of 2014, and for GDP growth to be around 3% in the New Year. Continue reading »

Former adjunct Professor Guy Blynn, longtime activist and lawyer who led Silk Plant Forest committee, dies

Former Wake Forest Law adjunct Professor Guy Blynn, a retired Reynolds American executive who was the chairman of the Silk Plant Forest Citizens Review Committee and established the Blynn Holocaust Collection at Forsyth Technical Community College, died Wednesday. He was 69. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil and the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) discuss U.S. death penalty at National Taiwan University

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will join the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei.

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Senate approves judicial nomination of Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to fill vacancy left by Judge Samuel Wilson (’74)

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.  The U.S. Senate confirmed late Tuesday night Elizabeth Dillon (’86), a Salem attorney, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted by The Associated Press about police tactics after killings, protests

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is quoted by The Associated Press about how police departments are revamping training guidelines as a result of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the resulting protests in the story, “Police Altering Tactics After Killings, Protests,” which follows. Continue reading »

Liz Vennum (’15) receives ‘In Good Company’ award from Equality Winston-Salem

Liz Vennum (’15) was one of three people to receive an “In Good Company” award from Equality Winston-Salem on Thursday, Nov. 13. The “In Good Company” event is a fundraiser honoring organizations in Winston-Salem and surrounding communities that celebrate workplace nondiscrimination. Continue reading »

Assistant Professor of Law Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks quoted by The Associated Press regarding black sororities, fraternities response to Garner, Brown protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Recent protests against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have created a conundrum for the nation’s black fraternities and sororities: to remain relevant in the black community they need to be involved, but protect their reputations if demonstrations go awry. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox says human rights approach needed to solve climate change issues

Professor John Knox, a U.N.-affiliated independent expert on human rights and the environment, says in the Reuters article following that climate change is already interfering “with an immense range of human rights, from housing in the Maldives, to water in Tuvalu to food in the Sahel region of Africa, and… the problems of course will only get worse.”

A human rights approach to solving these problems can ensure governments take care of the neediest people in their countries, he added. Continue reading »

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law to host ‘IP Strategy in the Digital Age’ symposium on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

The Wake Forest Law Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will host its 2015 symposium, “IP Strategy in the Digital Age,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The symposium is co-sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend. Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein’s essay, ‘Violent White-Collar Crimes,’ published in Wake Forest Law Review

Professor Andrew Verstein has posted “Violent White-Collar Crime” (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, pp. 873-887, 2014) on SSRN. This essay was written in connection with 2014 Wake Forest Law Review Spring Colloquium: “The Law as Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.” Continue reading »