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Professor Richard Schneider, law students join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on July 27 in special ‘Merchant of Venice’ experience in Italy

Wouldn’t you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error — from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism — deserves an appeal?  After a verdict resulting in a forced religious conversion and the surrender of wealth and property, and the passage of more than 400 years, Shylock, the hard-hearted moneylender from Shakespeare’s controversial comedy, “The Merchant of Venice,” has been granted an appeal.  His appeal has been briefed and will be argued in his native Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

On July 27, 2016, at the intersection of the 500th anniversary of the formation of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a mock appeal hearing will be held in Shylock’s case. The judicial panel hearing the arguments will consist of none other than the Honorable U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wake Forest Law’s Professor Richard Schneider.

“This is the kind of thing that only happens once,” said Professor Schneider.

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Sidney A. Shapiro, law professor at Wake Forest University and vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform, testifies on regulatory reform before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.  Sept. 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.  Photo:  Jay Mallin

Professor Sidney Shapiro elected as public member of Administrative Conference of the United States

Professor Sidney A. Shapiro, Wake Forest University’s Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law, has been elected by the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States to become a public member.

 The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures, according to ACUS website. Its membership is composed of innovative federal officials and experts with diverse views and backgrounds from both the private sector and academia.
Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis co-authors article for The Nation on five ways to make America safe

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, co-authored the article, “Want to Make America Safe? Here Are 5 Ways to Do That,” with George Washington University Law School Professor Spencer Overton, published on The Nation on July 21, 2016.

Professor Chavis and Professor Overton discuss advice and solutions gathered from traveling to cities across the country.  The original article follows.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall discusses insurers in Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Washington Examiner and other sources

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the Washington Examiner story, “Most Obamacare insurers lost money,” published by Paige Winfield Cunningham on July 20, 2016.  The article was posted on the American Thinker in the blog entry, “Two thirds of Obamacare insurers losing money,” published by Rick Moran on July 21, 2016.  Hall’s quotes also appeared in the Insurance & Financial Advisor article, “Most insurers lost money in the first year of Obamacare.”  The original article follows.

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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor’s essay on immigration appeals decisions posted on Law Professor Blogs Network

Professor Margaret Taylor‘s essay, “Midnight Agency Adjudication: Attorney General Review of Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions,” was posted on Law Professor Blogs Network on July 20, 2016.  The article was also posted on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and will appear in the Iowa Law Review.

In the essay, Professor Taylor explores the timing of contemporary Attorney General review authority in immigration appeals decisions from an administrative law perspective.  The abstract follows.

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Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein discusses recent forex trader arrest in HSBC scandal in Financial Times article

Professor Andrew Verstein was quoted throughout the Financial Times article, “HSBC’s US woes continue with forex trader arrest,” published by Carolina Binham, Martin Arnold and Kara Scannell on July 21, 2016.

Professor Verstein discusses the recent arrest of Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange trading.  Trader and colleague Stuart Scott has also been charged.  The US Department of Justice has accused both men of using insider information to make a $8 million illicit profit from a $3.5 billion currency deal.  The article follows.

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Professor Simone Rose

Professor Simone Rose named Wake Forest Law’s first Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professor Simone Rose has been named Wake Forest Law’s first Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, effective July 1, 2016.

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Russell Gold

Professor Russell Gold wants to help students find their own path in the law

Professor Russell Gold found his path within the law by combining his criminal law interests and his experiences within civil litigation. As Wake Forest Law’s newest Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty member, Professor Gold says he hopes to mentor law students to help them find their own specialty within the law.

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Online MSL student Crystal Richmond, a paralegal from Atlanta, Georgia, talks with Professor Ellen Murphy about her coursework. Murphy is the law school's assistant dean for instructional design.

Wake Forest Law launches part-time, online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree with focus on health care, HR

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who want a better understanding of the law.

Applications for Fall 2016 are now being accepted here. The degree program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence that are hallmarks of Wake Forest Law. The online MSL is the law school’s first wholly online degree offering.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a Wake Forest Law education to individuals who would not have been able to take advantage of this unique opportunity solely because of geography,” explains Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). “Our new online MSL degree is designed to help professionals reach the next level in their careers.” Continue reading »

Brandy Nickoloff (JD '18) presents her "Limitless" program, which aims to foster skills in resilience and mental performance, to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff.

Brandy Nickoloff (JD ’18) presents her program Limitless to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff

Brandy Nickoloff’s (JD ’18) has developed Limitless, a resiliency and performance enhancement training program that focuses on developing skills to train the mind..  Nickoloff presented the program for the first time to Wake Forest Law faculty and staff on Friday, July 15, in the Worrell Professional Center.

The presentation, sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development, was an overview of the conception, purpose and aims of the program, which Nickoloff developed during her 1L year in part as part of a project for her legal writing course with Professor Abigail Perdue.

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