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Grady L. Crosby (’91) appointed as vice president of public affairs and chief diversity officer of Johnson Controls

On Sept. 25, 2014, Johnson Controls announced that its board of directors has elected Wake Forest School of Law graduate Grady L. Crosby (’91) a corporate officer and appointed him as vice president public affairs and chief diversity officer, effective Oct. 1. In this role, Crosby will develop and implement focused government relations strategies, and lead the company’s sustainability and community involvement initiatives to build partnerships that align with the Johnson Controls brand and build value. Crosby will also serve as president of the Johnson Controls Foundation.

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) first woman to lead Wake Forest Law

She fell in love with the law at church. A small Methodist Church in Davidson County, N.C., to be precise, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. “When I was 11 years old, our preacher preached every sermon on civil rights issues. It made perfect sense to me. In fact, living in the segregated South, I couldn’t understand why every person of faith wasn’t speaking out about civil rights.” Continue reading »

Steve Virgil

Professor Steve Virgil quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about Johnson Amendment

With an important midterm election drawing close, Americans are using a variety of platforms to back their favorite candidates. Continue reading »

Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor among law professors filing amici brief in Mellouli v. Holder

Professor Margaret Taylor is one of 89 law professors across the country filing an amici brief to support the petitioner of the Mellouli v. Holder case, which is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading »

Members of the Moldova Congressional Delegation visited N.C. government officials in Raleigh on Monday, Sept. 29. From left: Oxana Gumennaia, Vitalie Mester, Deputy N.C. Secretary of State Rodney Maddox, N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Brian Anderson, Brian Anderson, Ana Furtuna, Natalia Molosag and Alexandra Sian

Congressional delegation from Moldova to visit Wake Forest Law on Thursday, Oct. 2

A U.S. Congressional Open World Delegation from Moldova is scheduled to visit Wake Forest Law on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of Adjunct Professor Ellen Gelbin’s arbitration and mediation course.

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Foreign Policy magazine about climate change

Grand words and pledges flowed out of the United Nations climate change summit in New York this week, as they always do when the world pauses to remember the dangers of melting glaciers and rising seas. This time, businesses — including a few oil companies — joined U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders in vowing to rein in climate-warming emissions. Yet, as the Washington Post‘s Wonkblog put it, “What good is a climate summit without emissions cuts?” Continue reading »

Professor Kate Mewhinney

Elder Law Clinic and community groups to host ‘Voting in N.C.: What’s Changed and What to Know’ on Wednesday, Oct. 8

The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law is partnering with the N.C. Center for Voter Education, Democracy North Carolina, AARP North Carolina and the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad to host a voter education and awareness event, “Voting in N.C.: What’s Changed and What to Know,” at Senior Services in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh presents community banking paper at Federal Reserve conference on Sept. 23

Professor Tanya Marsh will present her research paper, “Federal Policy, Market Failures and the Challenge for Community Banks,” at the second annual Federal Reserve community banking and policy conference on Sept. 23-24, 2014. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Boston Globe regarding OSHA fines welding company in Back Bay fire

The welding company whose workers allegedly sparked a fire that killed two Boston firefighters in the Back Bay last spring did not follow safety precautions, a failure that led to the fatal blaze, an investigation by the federal Occupational and Safety Health Administration has concluded. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall tells the N.Y. Times patients have right to be informed of out-of-pocket hospital costs

Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee. Continue reading »