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Professor Chris Coughlin (JD ’90) writes on Huffington Post about preventing the spread of false news

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) posted the following blog, “Hope In 2017: Preventing The Spread Of False News And Partisan News Cycles,” on The Huffington Post on Jan. 17, 2017.

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Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) named Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff

Wake Forest Law’s Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) has been confirmed as Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff, according to the following story written by Ken de la Bastide and published in the Anderson (Ind.) Herald Bulletin on Jan. 6, 2012, here.

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Professor Tanya Marsh discusses the future of bricks-and-mortar banking

Professor Tanya Marsh was quoted in the following story, ‘Bricks-and-Mortar Banks Stage a Comeback,’ written by James Watkins and published in Ozy magazine on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

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Journal of Law and Policy announces schedule for ‘Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will present the symposium, “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death,” on Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Up to four hours of free CLE credit is pending from the North Carolina Bar. The event will be live webcast, according to organizers. The schedule follows

Professor Tanya Marsh, who literally wrote the books on funeral and cemetery laws, says there have been a number of academic conferences addressing death and death care, “but this symposium is unique because it is focused on the very active legal, political and grassroots challenges to the funeral industry and the dominant paradigm of death care in this country.”

There are two main fronts of challenge to the existing paradigm – first, from those primarily concerned with the occupational licensing regime that shapes the funeral industry and the choices available to the public (i.e. court challenges to the casket laws and the ready to embalm laws); and second, from those primarily concerned with promoting new methods of memorialization and disposition.

Keynote Speaker -  Caitlin Doughty

Keynote Address: 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Caitlin Doughty, a funeral director, well-known voice in the Death Positivist movement, and the author of a New York Times best-selling book on this topic, will also give a keynote address.

Agenda –  Friday, Feb. 24

9:30 a.m.    Welcome

9:35 a.m.    Overview of the Law Regarding the Disposition of Mortal Remains

Part I: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry

9:55 a.m.    Regulated to Death: Re-imagining the Funeral Services Market

Tanya D. Marsh, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

10:05 a.m.    More Regulation = Higher Prices: An Economist’s View of the Funeral Industry

David Harrington, Himmelright Professorship in Economics, Kenyon College

10:25 a.m.    Economic Liberty: Constitutional Challenges to Funeral Director Licensing Laws

Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

10:45 a.m.    There Is a Funeral Rule for a Reason: Why It Matters and Why It Needs Modernizing

Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance

11:05 a.m.    Morning Break

11:20 a.m.    Panel Discussion: Challenges to Regulation of the Funeral Industry

12:15 p.m.    Lunch Break

Part II: Challenges to the American Way of Death

1:15 p.m.    Jessica Mitford Was Wrong

Tanya D. Marsh,  Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

1:30 p.m.    Exercising the Right to NOT Be a Funeral Services Consumer

Lee Webster, Director, New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy; President, National Funeral Home Alliance

1:50 p.m.     Basic Cremation: White Bones, Black Boxes, and Alkaline Hydrolysis

Philip Olson, Assistant Professor, Department of Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech

2:10 p.m.     A Funeral Entrepreneur’s Experience: What Needs to Change

Amy Cunningham, Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, New York City

2:30 p.m.    Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m.    Panel Discussion: Challenges to the American Way of Death

3:45 p.m.     Closing Thoughts

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Wake Forest Law Review publishes one-of-a-kind book on legal education reform

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for legal educator, lawyer or soon-to-be lawyer? Wake Forest Law Review has published a one-of-a-kind book reproducing Volume 51 of the 2015 Wake Forest Law Review Symposium on Langdell and legal education reform, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft.”

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preLaw magazine names Wake Forest Law among top for business, corporate law

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest Law among top law schools for business and corporate law.

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Wake Forest Law named Best Value among private schools by National Jurist

Wake Forest Law has once again been named among the Best Value for private law schools by The National Jurist in the Fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine.

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Wake Forest Law welcomes newest North Carolina Business Court.

Newest North Carolina Business Court hears first case at Wake Forest Law on Tuesday, Jan. 10

The newest North Carolina Business Court, located at Wake Forest Law, will hear its first case beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to court officials. The courtroom is located on the west wing of the third floor of the Worrell Professional Center, Room 3205. Continue reading »

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Newest North Carolina Business Court Dedication to be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Wake Forest Law

A formal dedication of the newest North Carolina Business Court, which makes its home in the Wake Forest University School of Law, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed by a reception in the Law Commons of the Worrell Professional Center on the Reynolda Campus.

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Professor Mark Hall tells Winston-Salem Journal proposed hybrid Medicaid reform plan has potential

Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, is quoted in the following story, “Hybrid Medicaid reform initiative draws praise,” written by Richard Craver and published in the Winston-Salem Journal on Jan. 10, 2017.

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