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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in New Jersey Star-Ledger on investigation of Newark racial-profiling cases

A three-year investigation of the Newark Police Department has unearthed numerous constitutional violations in pedestrian stops and arrests, as well as the use of excessive force that is disproportionately affecting black citizens. Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons discusses the difficulty of proving intentional discrimination in court in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, saying, “Often times, in order to prove these cases, you need a smoking gun or some testimony that this is why the officer…engaged in this conduct, and that’s very difficult to find.”

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Grammy-Award Winning Country Singer Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd is keynote speaker at ‘Home Free’ annual fundraiser on Oct. 16, 2014

From humble beginnings as a single mom in a small Kentucky town, to her meteoric rise as a country music superstar and American icon, Naomi Judd, first known to the world as half of country music’s mother/daughter duo, The Judds, will share her personal story of domestic violence during “Home Free,” the third annual benefit luncheon in Forsyth County to end domestic violence. “Home Free” will be joint hosted by Family Services and the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina.

Since Fall 2010, the Children’s Law Center has partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Law to launch the Child Advocacy Clinic, a program in which gives students the unique opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal settings.

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Wake Forest Law Review welcomes new staff members for 2014

The Wake Forest Law Review just announced the membership of 34 new students to its organization. Students were selected by grading into the top ten percent of their class or by their outstanding performance in the write-off competition. Continue reading »

Professor Joel Newman’s article “Do IRC Sections 174 and 41 Really Matter?”

Do IRC Sections 174 and 41 Really Matter

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons says chokehold is ‘indefensible’ during HuffPo Live interview

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was interviewed on HuffPo Live on July 21, 2014 regarding the death of Eric Garner after police officers put him in a chokehold. Controversy hit the New York Police Department last week after the death of New York “gentle giant” Eric Garner, who can be seen in several videos struggling as police officers keep him in a chokehold. Continue reading »

Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green tells Winston-Salem Journal Reynolds punitive damage verdict strikes of jury overreach

A Florida state jury is trying to send a message about tobacco manufacturers’ past marketing strategies by handing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a $23.6 billion punitive damages award Friday.

Professor Joel Newman with the Paxton Phoenix

Professor Joel Newman visits the Paxton Phoenix, the steam-powered automobile

In the spring of 2011, I saw a piece in The New York Times about a steam-powered automobile, the Paxton Phoenix.  The car had been developed by Robert Paxton McCulloch, heir to the McCulloch chainsaw fortune.  He initiated the project in 1949, and finally abandoned it in 1954.  According to the sole, surviving member of the team—a retired foreman living in California—the project was killed by unfavorable tax laws.  Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading »

U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. News ranks Wake Forest Law among top schools for most federal judicial clerkships

Wake Forest Law is among the nation’s Top 20 law schools for the most federal judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Dean Blake Morant and David Wagner ('68)

Funeral arrangements announced for David Wagner (’68), one of first African-American graduates from Wake Forest Law

Funeral service details have been announced for David H. Wagner, Jr. (’68), who died on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Wagner was one of the first African-American graduates of the Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Chief Justice John Martin (’67) to retire from N.C. Court of Appeals on Aug. 1

Chief Justice John C. Martin (’67) of the N.C. Court of Appeals is retiring effective Aug. 1. Martin has served on the Court of Appeals for more than a decade.

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