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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons interviewed on Sirius radio regarding police reform

Director of the Criminal Justice Program, Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, was interviewed on the “Just Love,” the Catholic Charities’ Weekly Radio Program on Sirius Satellite Radio regarding the topic of police reform on Friday, Dec. 12. Host of the show, Msgr. Sullivan also spoke with Rev. Gregory Carl Chisolm, Pastor of  St. Charles Borromeo/Resurrection Chapel on peaceful protests. Continue reading »

Chris Meazell, director of the new master's program at the Wake Forest University School of Law, outside the Worrell Professional Center on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Professor Chris Meazell quoted in article regarding MSL degrees

The state Board of Regents approved the University of Iowa College of Law’s proposed Master of Studies in Law degree at last week’s telephonic meeting. Generally, the regents expressed enthusiasm. Meazell, a Wake Forest professor of legal studies and director of law graduate programs, said in a quote in the article that enrollment in its MSL program is in the mid-teens with a “slow growth” since the degree’s inception three years ago.  Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox among WFU faculty attending international climate change conference in Peru from Dec. 1-12

An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12. 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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Professor Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks blogs in Huffington Post: ‘African-American Fraternities and Sororities: Our Fight Has Just Begun’

Just after I graduated from law school, in 2008, my second book was published –Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun (University Press of Kentucky). In the foreword, I made two points about the choice of the title, one internal to Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs), the other external. First, there are a host of internal issues that they must address. Second, and similarly, their efforts to uplift African Americans must be robust and meaningful. Together, these two dynamics — internal and external — are fights that were not resolved in the 20th Century; they are fights that BGLOs must take-on in this day and in this age in order for to remain relevant, impactful, and even viable. 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 »


Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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Denzell Moton ('15)

Master of Studies in Law Student Profile: Denzell Moton (’15)

Name: Denzell Moton (’15) Continue reading »

Abdullah Al Shehry (S.J.D. ’15) presents dissertation on insurance law

Abdullah Al Shehry, (LL.M. ’08) presented his dissertation, the culmination of his research and work as an S.J.D. student, to faculty and fellow students on Friday, Dec. 5. The project, entitled “The Reasonable Expectation Doctrine Knocks on the Saudi Legislative Council Door,” contains a comprehensive examination of Robert E. Keeton’s theories of insurance law. Continue reading »

Ferguson Forum

Forum on Ferguson brings university community together

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, about recent events in Ferguson, Mo. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community.

“Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the university were in attendance. Continue reading »