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Alumni Profile: Andrea Santoro (’09) and Tom Santoro (’08)

With a biography that includes stints as a teenage daycare worker in a French village and host of a television program about business in Beijing, Tom Santoro (’08), who is currently Chief of Party at a nonprofit law firm in Nairobi, Kenya, might have one of the more eclectic and international resumes in recent history at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

Law students can travel to Nicaragua as part of new Micro-Trade Development Clinic

The Micro-Trade Development Clinic, formerly known as the “Cross-disciplinary Professional Development” course, explores economic, community and human development efforts in Nicaragua from various perspectives.   Continue reading »

Executive Associate Dean Ron Wright tells Watchdog.org that Mississippi’s DUI laws are contrary to the Fourth Amendment

Vampire movies, books and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act. Continue reading »

C. Mark Wiley (’88) talks Supreme Court experience in U.S. v. Home Concrete & Supply

C. Mark Wiley (’85, JD ’88) is an attorney and Vice Chairman with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in the firm’s Winston-Salem, N.C. office. Wiley is no stranger to the area as a Double Deacon. His practices include healthcare transactions, tax law, and timberland resources. He helps companies plan efficient tax structures, and also works with clients to resolve tax controversies. In addition, Mark helps hospitals and physician groups form joint ventures. He received his Bar Admission to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, argued on January 17, 2012.

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Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ron Wright resumes role as executive associate dean for academic affairs

Ron Wright, Needham Yancy Gulley professor of criminal law, is serving as executive associate dean for academic affairs for Wake Forest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. It’s a role that he is more than familiar with having served the law school in the same capacity from 2007-2010. Continue reading »

Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael D. Green to receive Prosser Award

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Torts & Compensation Systems Section has announced that Wake Forest Law Professor Michael D. Green will receive the 2015 William L. Prosser Award.  Continue reading »

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) to host park cleanup in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Sept. 13

Wake Forest Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a park cleanup as a part of the Southern Region Black Law Students Association’s  annual community service weekend on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The park cleanup will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2001 Pittsburg Ave., in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons to speak about police brutality at Howard University law school on Sept. 16

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will participate in a panel discussion at Howard University School of Law as part of its “After Ferguson” symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court Room at Howard University School of Law. Continue reading »

Winston-Salem Journal: Mayors Allen Joines and Nancy Vaughan present “A Tale of Two Cities” at Wake Forest Law

Winston-Salem and Greensboro are taking steps to improve relations between their police forces and local residents to keep the cities from experiencing the problems of Ferguson, Mo., the cities’ mayors said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Continue reading »

John Knox

Professor John Knox is the keynote speaker at Yale University’s International Conference held on role of human rights in global issues

On 5 September 2014, the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy was held at Yale University. The conference brought together a wide range of participants, including representatives of UN agencies, NGOs, academics, human rights defenders and others to discuss issues related to “Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post 2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime” (the conference theme). The goal of the conference was to develop actions and recommendations for policy makers involved in these issues. Natural Justice attended the conference and also submitted a case study paper on community protocols in Ghana and Kenya.