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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor authors Iowa Law Review Online article on Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions and immigration policy

Professor Margaret Taylor was invited to respond to the Iowa Law Review article, “Advancing Executive Branch Immigration Policy Through the Attorney General’s Review Authority,” written by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Patrick Glen.

The original article addresses the role of the Attorney General in shaping immigration policy through the review of the Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions. Professor Taylor’s subsequent essay, “Midnight Agency Adjudication: Attorney General Review of Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions,” was published in the Iowa Law Review Online.

Professor Taylor also authored a blog entry about her essay titled, “Midnight Agency Adjudication, by Margaret H. Taylor.”  The entry, which follows, was posted on Notice & Comment, the blog for the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, on Aug. 10, 2016.

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Tanya Marsh Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tanya Marsh discusses cemetery laws concerning cemetery database Findagrave in Philadelphia Inquirer

Professor Tanya Marsh was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Volunteers head for cemeteries to put millions of gravestones online,” published by Katie Holmes on August 8, 2016.  In the article, which follows, Professor Marsh discusses cemetery laws concerning Findagrave, a public, online database of cemetery records.

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Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd publishes ‘Cognitive Emotion and the Law’ paper on SSRN, featured on Law360

Professor Harold Lloyd published his paper, “Cognitive Emotion and the Law,” on the Social Science Research Network on Aug. 1, 2016.   The paper, which discusses the integral role of cognitive emotion in law and legal analysis, was featured in the Law360 article, “Law Schools Should Be Teaching Emotional IQ, Paper Says,” published by Melissa Maleske on Aug. 3, 2016.  Maleske’s article follows.

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Tanya Marsh Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tanya Marsh authors article in Natural Transitions magazine regarding rights of dead, estate planning and more

Professor Tanya Marsh authored the article, “Who Controls the Dead? The Right to Make Funeral and Disposition Decisions,”  found on pages 20-22 in Issue 1, Volume 5 of Natural Transitions magazine.  In the article, Professor Marsh discusses the United States’ laws regarding human remains, the rights of the dead and the next kin, estate planning and more.  The magazine issue can be downloaded here.

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Fall deadline to enroll for the new online only, part-time Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree is Aug. 10

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it. The degree focuses on Health Care & Policy and Human Resources.

The application deadline for Fall 2016 is Wednesday, Aug. 10. The program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence of Wake Forest Law. Applications for a January start are also being accepted at this time.

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Emily Baxter, director of "We Are All Criminals." (Photo courtesy of Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.)

Criminal Justice Program to present ‘We Are All Criminals’ Director Emily Baxter on Nov. 2

Emily Baxter, the director of the documentary project “We Are All Criminals,” will share her findings with law students at noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The presentation is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program and the Pro Bono Project’s Ban the Box Initiative, which aims to convince businesses to refrain from inquiring about felonies on employee job applications.

After sharing her documentary project, Baxter will meet with student leaders interested in criminal justice issues.

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Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd discusses HB2 on WUNC’s ‘The State of Things’

Professor Harold Lloyd appeared on North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC) on Aug. 2, 2016.  Professor Lloyd discussed House Bill 2, or HB2, on the program The State of Things, hosted by Frank Stasio.  The corresponding print story, “Court Challenges to NC Laws,” by Laura Lee and Adam Hochberg, follows.

To listen to the podcast, click here.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis writes ‘A Welcome Defeat for the North Carolina Legislature’s Effort to Hobble Black Voting’ in The Huffington Post

Professor Michael Curtis authored the following op/ed, “A Welcome Defeat for the North Carolina Legislature’s Effort to Hobble Black Voting,” in The Huffington Post on Aug. 2, 2016.  The post discusses the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to strike down North Carolina’s voter restriction laws, which were originally passed in 2013.  A three-panel judge made the unanimous decision on July 29, 20176.  The complete article follows.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd responds in Huffington Post to Fourth Circuit’s striking of discriminatory provisions in N.C. election law

Professor Harold Lloyd wrote the following on his featured Huffington Post blog here published on July 29, 2016.
Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory’s “omnibus” election law requiring photo identification in form blacks are less likely to have and requiring changes to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration all in ways carefully calculated to adversely affect black voters. The full text of the opinion merits careful reading and can be found here. Continue reading »

Formerly with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Professor Heather Gram brings an entertainment industry perspective to the classroom

Having worked in legal broadcasting and on productions such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Professor Heather Gram hopes to help her students realize the diverse applications of a law degree. Professor Gram says she plans to use her specialized experience to encourage creativity and excitement within the classroom.

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