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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) to discuss his book, ‘The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation,’ on July 25 in Washington, D.C.

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) will read from and discuss his most recent book at noon on Saturday, July 25, at The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105. The event is free and open to the public.

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Professor of International Law John Knox

Professor John Knox writes for Open Democracy about the human rights and the environment

John Knox is the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Knox authored the following article which was published on Open Democracy online on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Continue reading »

United States Supreme Court

Professors tell Winston-Salem Chronicle why they support recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings

Law professors support of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about the Affordable Care Act, fair housing, and marriage equality has been very high, according to an article written by The Chronicle of Winston-Salem.
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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will participate in the Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable, “21st Century Policing,” to be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Simmons will speak during the Policy and Oversight section of the roundtable. Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes Huffington Post blog about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Justice Scalia in a fairly-recent co-authored book (Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts) tells us that “in their full context, words mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written — with the understanding that general terms may embrace later technological innovations.” Justice Scalia considers something like this approach “the normal, natural approach to understanding anything that has been said or written in the past.” (I say “something like this” because in that most recent book Justice Scalia gives multiple and not entirely consistent definitions of original meaning — more about that below.) Continue reading »

Allan Head ('69)

Allan Head (’66, JD ’69) awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Allan Head (’66, JD ’69) has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This is awarded to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on scarcity of elected black prosecutors across U.S. cited by Reuters, other national media

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on elected prosecutors was recently quoted in numerous national news stories regarding the fact that 60 percent of states do not have elected black prosecutors. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) highlighted in National Jurist article about year of female deans

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) is featured in the National Jurist article, “Year of the female dean,” which published on July 8, 2015. Reynolds was appointed to lead her alma mater after serving as its executive associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2014. Following a year of work as the interim dean, she is now the first woman ever appointed as the school’s head. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons presents for the Carolina Advising Corps at UNC-Chapel Hill

On Monday, June 29, Professor Omari Simmons gave a presentation titled “Social Capital and Navigating the Higher Education Landscape” for the Carolina Advising Corps. The presentation was part of the training of new Carolina Advising Corps participants. Continue reading »

Appellate Clinic wins appeal in Fourth Circuit

In a unanimous published opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on June 30 in favor of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, in the case of United States v. Joseph Newbold. Ashley Waring (’15) had argued to the panel of Fourth Circuit judges on behalf of Defendant Newbold on March 24, at the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. Kathleen Bradway (’15) and Professor John Korzen (’91), director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, assisted with the briefs and oral argument preparation. Continue reading »