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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 »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in panel discussion on Ferguson

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, participated in a panel on Wednesday, Dec. 3, about racial issues.

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‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the student body and 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 college and professional schools were in attendance. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in Wall Street Journal regarding police tactics

Police departments around the country are racing to develop new training rules on the use of force, a response that has gained urgency amid scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department and an emerging consensus that law-enforcement practices need to be reviewed and revamped. Continue reading »

Abdullah Al Shehry (S.J.D. ’15, LL.M. ’08) 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 »

Professor Ron Wright quoted in New Republic regarding Eric Garner’s death at hands of NYPD

Many of the people who took umbrage at the public outcry over a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson—the now-former police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson—cited the endless ambiguities surrounding that incident as evidence that the system had worked as intended. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons co-authors article about policy changes to hold Ferguson accountable in The Michigan Citizen

The grand jury has made its decision. Now is the time for city, county and state officials in Missouri to work to restore the legitimacy they lost through the events surrounding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Racially-disproportionate stops, excessive court fines, police aggression and other factors also suggest government is not serving all citizens equally. This inequality is also reflected in Ferguson’s political representation. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ron Wright quoted in Policy Mic article regarding Eric Garner case and police officer prosecution problems

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ron Wright says in a quote regarding the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., “You could revise state law so that you could describe the category of cases where the appointment of a special prosecutor is mandatory…The governor shall appoint a special prosecutor in the possible criminal wrongdoing by police officer in jurisdiction with the same boundary as the district attorney. You could have an automatic trigger.” Continue reading »
Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green to receive William L. Prosser Award from AALS in January 2015

Professor Michael Green of Wake Forest Law has been named a winner in The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. Green will receive the Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award. The awards are hosted by several sections of the association which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. The winners will be acknowledged at section programs during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-5 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »