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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court wins regional competition, advances to international finals in April

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team won the North American Regional Competition during the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The moot court team, led by Professor John Knox, is composed of law students Elissa Hachmeister (’16), Ashley Sims (’16) and Emily Singer (’16). They will now advance to the International Finals held at Stetson College of Law on April 16-18, 2015.
Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to participate in ‘Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet’ on March 18 at ZSR Library

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox and Wake Forest Professors Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso will participate in “Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Wake Forest ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404).  They will discuss their experience at the December 2014 climate conference in Lima, Peru. This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, but was rescheduled due to the University closing because of winter weather.

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in GlobalVoices: ‘Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?’

Professor John Knox was quoted in the GlobalVoices article, “Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?,” that discusses powerful economic interests versus the marginalized in society.

Knox is an internationally recognized expert on human rights law and environmental law and is currently serving a three-year mandate as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s first Independent Expert on the issues of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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National Moot Court Team

National Moot Court Team is Final Four semi-finalist at 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Karon Fowler (’15), Caroline Massagee (’15) and Kelsey Meuret (’15) competed successfully in the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition during the week of Feb. 9, 2015, in New York City. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells CNN, CTV prosecutors must show Chapel Hill shootings were based on religion to be considered hate crimes

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is considered one of the nation’s leading hate crime experts. As a result, over the past 24 hours she has been interviewed by CNN’s Brook Baldwin and Canada’s CTV News Channel, the country’s largest private broadcaster.

The CNN interview can be seen here. The CTV News interview can be found here.

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Learn about the Elder Law Clinic’s 2014 Fall Semester in its latest newsletter

This fall, the Elder Law Clinic moved into a spacious suite on the ground floor of the law school.  The space was completely renovated and specifically designed to meet the needs of clients and students.  Reserved client parking is directly in front of the building.  Come visit sometime soon!

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Amber Featherstone

Amber Featherstone joins Wake Forest Law as new director of International Programs

Amber Featherstone is no stranger to finding herself in a strange land. She spent two years living in Costa Rica recruiting teachers and traveling throughout South America, Europe and Asia. “Everything is so different, even the way you pump gas,” she explains, adding that’s just one reason she can relate to the international students attending Wake Forest Law. “The things we do every day and take for granted may be very foreign to our international students.” Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh publishes “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank” in the Indiana Law Journal

A recent article by Professor Tanya Marsh, “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank,” was published in the Indiana Law Journal, Volume 90, Issue 1 of 2015. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons to address police misconduct at Duke Law School on Saturday, Feb.14

Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program, will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Duke University School of Law as part of its “Teach-In: Policing, Civil Rights, and Race.” Continue reading »

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Journal of Law & Policy to host ’50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act: Looking Back and Moving Forward’ symposium on Friday, March 20

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy will host a symposium, “50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Looking Back & Moving Forward,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 20, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association is pending approval.

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