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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to speak at Vermont Law School on July 10 about human rights and the environment

Professor John Knox will present a free lecture on Thursday, July 10: “Human Rights and the Environment: The Relationship Becomes Clearer” as part of the summer series at Vermont Law School. Knox is an internationally recognized expert on human rights law and international environmental law. In July 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed him to a three-year mandate as its first Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.  Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall speaks to WFDD about presenting healthcare reform research to Congress

The Affordable Care Act is once again being debated on Capitol Hill, as well as at kitchen tables across the country. Continue reading »

Journal Photo by Andrew Dye -- 10/04/12 - Mark Rabil(left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the Director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Attend free ‘Evening with Darryl Hunt and Mark Rabil’ on Thursday, May 29, at Hickory Community Theater

The Hickory Community Theater and The N.C. Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and The Episcopal Church of the Ascension present “An Evening with Darryl Hunt and Mark Rabil” on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at SALT Block Auditorium located at 243 Third Ave. NE, Hickory, N.C. with FREE admission.  Mark Rabil is the Director, Wake Forest Innocence & Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law. In 1984, a young newspaper reporter, Deborah Sykes, was brutally raped and murdered blocks from where she worked in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though no credible evidence linked Darryl Hunt to the murder, he would spend 20 years in prison trying to prove his innocence. He and his attorney, Mark Rabil, the man who never gave up on proving his innocence, now speak across the country about Darryl’s ordeal, to illuminate the issues of wrongful conviction, race and the death penalty.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall is quoted by PBS Newshour regarding self-insured companies

Professor Mark Hall, is quoted in the PBS Newshour article, “Why self-insured companies help pay for high-risk individuals on exchanges,” regarding the Affordable Care Act and says that the self-insured companies fee is a “sensible solution to a temporary problem.” Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Third-year students name Professor Tanya Marsh 2014 Teacher of the Year

Professor Tanya Marsh has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2014 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall testifies for U.S. Senate Committee regarding implications of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall testified in front of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, regarding impact healthcare reform has on health insurance consumer value.

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Elder Law Clinic featured in Winston-Salem Journal’s ‘Ask Sam’ column

Question: Where can a senior citizen in Winston-Salem go to have a simple will done? Is there any place in Winston-Salem that a senior citizen can go and get it done free or at a reduced cost? — J.P. Continue reading »

David Furr (’82) teams up with Superman to honor hometown heroes

David Furr (’80, JD ’82) doesn’t wear a red cape, but he’s helping Superman pursue hometown heroes with the same zeal the Man of Steel pursues his archenemy Lex Luther. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall to testify in front of U.S. Congressional Committee regarding impact health care reform has on health insurance consumer value

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall will testify in front of a U.S. Senate committee regarding the impact health care reform has had on health insurance consumer value on Wednesday, May 21. Continue reading »

Allison Levene ('14)

Graduate Profile: Meet Allison Levene (’14)

Degree:  J.D.

Hometown: Stamford, Conn.

The Sunday after graduation, Allison Levene (’14) will be getting married and then it’s time to start studying for the bar exam.

Q: What inspired you to pursue law school?

A: As cliché as it sounds, I came to law school so that I could help people. For many people, the law is difficult to understand and they often see the law as something that works against them rather than for them. I want to be able to use my law degree to help these kinds of people. I want to be able to use my knowledge of the law to explain to them their situations and their rights in ways that are easy to comprehend. I want to make the law less scary and actually show people that it is on their side and can be used to their advantage. Continue reading »