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Wake Forest Law co-sponsors panel discussion on role of in-house counsel during corporate crisis on Nov. 13

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A panel, including Wake Forest Law Professor Harold Lloyd, will discuss the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel when a company goes through a corporate crisis, such as the one faced by General Motors earlier this year, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the O’Henry Hotel.

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Wake Forest Law alumni have success on midterm election night

Jim Roberson (’75) has been elected as Alamance County’s new Superior Court judge. He is currently the county’s chief District Court judge but will now fill the seat left vacant when Rob Johnson retired over the summer. According to a Times-News article, Roberson received 30.5 percent of votes in the Nov. 4, 2014, midterm election. “I appreciate the voters giving me the opportunity to serve in Superior Court,” Roberson told the Times-News. “I’m gratified. We worked very hard in a short period of time. I hope this is an indication of some confidence placed in me by the people. I hope to continue to earn that trust placed in me. ”

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Student Profile: Kevin Martin (’17)

Name: Kevin Martin (’17)

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Why I chose Wake Forest Law: Wake Forest Law sells themselves on their community for good reason. It’s real. I love it here. Continue reading »

Regan Adamson (’10) joins Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Regan Adamson (’10) has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Winston-Salem office as an associate on the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department. Continue reading »

T.K. Thorne shares reporting behind book “Last Chance for Justice”

Author T.K. Thorne discussed the historical events behind her recent book “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers” on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The event was co-sponsored by Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic and the Wake Forest Pro Humanitate Institute. Mark Rabil, professor of law and director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic, introduced Thorne, and joked to students that “If the prosecutors had paid attention in criminal procedure class they would’ve had a better time handling this case.” Many of the issues the prosecutors faced are the same issues dealt with in the Innocence and Justice Clinic. Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh offers quick fix for funeral directors with respect to Ebola in WFU Law Review article

Professor Tanya Marsh shares her thoughts in a new article, “Ebola, Embalming, and The Dead: Controlling The Spread of Infectious Diseases,”published by the Wake Forest Law Review on Oct. 31, 2014. Continue reading »

Human rights and the environment: Professor John Knox, a UN expert, in first fact-finding visit to France

The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, will undertake an official visit to France from 20 – 24 October 2014, to assess how the country is implementing human rights relating to environmental protection and to identify good practices.

“France is at the forefront at linking human rights with environmental protection,” the expert said, praising it for being the first country to devote an entire constitutional declaration to the right to the environment.

The French Environment Charter raises sustainable development to the highest level in France’s legal structure, alongside the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the preamble to the 1946 Constitution.

“However,” Mr. Knox stressed, “it is important to assess the lessons learned and challenges faced in the country with regard to realisation of such environmental rights, as well as how it is addressing global environmental challenges with human rights impacts, such as climate change.”

During his five-day visit, at the invitation of the Government, the UN Independent Expert will meet Government officials and experts, as well as representatives of civil society.

Mr. Knox will present his preliminary observations on the visit at a press conference on the last day of the mission, Friday 24 October at 11:00, at Salle René Cassin, Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH), 35 rue saint Dominique, 75007 Paris.

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Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo co-presents ‘Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design’ at Boston College on Oct. 31

Imagine this scenario. One day, the foreign minister of a distant and developing country finds you, a young faculty member, in your law school office and asks for your help in writing a new constitution for his struggling nation. As a law professor, what do you tell the foreign minister? What tools would you use to write this new constitution? Where do you begin? Continue reading »

Professor Michael Green writes article, sparks dispute among asbestos experts

Toxic tort experts are in dispute over the proper employment of the Supreme Court’s Daubert ruling in regards to determining the sufficiency of evidence of causation and when it’s appropriate to address admissibility in asbestos cases. Continue reading »

Donald Bogan (’79) is inducted into Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

University of Oklahoma College of Law professors Jonathan Forman and Donald Bogan (’79) were inducted as Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. This honor recognizes them for their contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field.  Continue reading »