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Criminal Justice Program and Criminal Law Roundtable host screening of ‘The Central Park Five’ on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program and the Criminal Law Roundtable will present a screening of the documentary “The Central Park Five” by award-winning director and producer Ken Burns from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center. Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil will lead a discussion following the screening. Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue addresses culture of cruelty in the NFL in Huffington Post blog

When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then-fianceé unconscious, the NFL suspended him for two games. Only after a video of the incident surfaced did the NFL suspend Rice indefinitely. Regrettably, that suspension is on appeal, and Rice may evade punishment by invoking Article 46 of his collective bargaining agreement, which bars the NFL from disciplining a player twice for the same conduct. The NFL’s shocking response to Rice’s egregious behavior has sparked a national debate on interpersonal violence in the NFL. Continue reading »

Professor Steve Nickles

Professor Steve Nickles tells WGHP he predicts N.C. ban on gay marriage will be overturned

Voters in Virginia, like those in North Carolina, passed a constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage. However, in July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (which includes both Virginia and North Carolina) overturned Virginia’s law, claiming it was unconstitutional to place gender restrictions on marriage. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding N.C.’s election law

The same federal judge who denied a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s new voting law granted Friday, blocking two provisions of the law that prohibited same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting.
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Professor Mark Rabil to present ‘Forensic Pathology’ for CLE credit as part of UNC series on Thursday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil, along with Dr. Christena Roberts, will present, “Forensic Pathology: Conducting a Death Examination,” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Government on Thursday, Oct. 23.  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available for North Carolina attorneys who attend this program.

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) urges WFDD listeners to learn more about judicial candidates at Oct. 7 roundtable

North Carolina judicial races have historically attracted less attention – and money – than races for more partisan political offices.

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Rolf Garcia-Gallont ('16)

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16) named 2014 Womble Carlyle Scholar

Rolf Garcia-Gallont (’16)  is one of the 2014 recipients of the Womble Carlyle Scholarship. Continue reading »

Mia Falzarano ('17) and Kayleigh Butterfield ('17)

Mia Falzarano (’17) wins 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition finals

Mia Falzarano (’17) is the winner of the 2014 1L Trial Bar Competition Finals, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar.  Continue reading »

Grady L. Crosby (’91) appointed as vice president of public affairs and chief diversity officer of Johnson Controls

On Sept. 25, 2014, Johnson Controls announced that its board of directors has elected Wake Forest School of Law graduate Grady L. Crosby (’91) a corporate officer and appointed him as vice president public affairs and chief diversity officer, effective Oct. 1. In this role, Crosby will develop and implement focused government relations strategies, and lead the company’s sustainability and community involvement initiatives to build partnerships that align with the Johnson Controls brand and build value. Crosby will also serve as president of the Johnson Controls Foundation.

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) first woman to lead Wake Forest Law

She fell in love with the law at church. A small Methodist Church in Davidson County, N.C., to be precise, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. “When I was 11 years old, our preacher preached every sermon on civil rights issues. It made perfect sense to me. In fact, living in the segregated South, I couldn’t understand why every person of faith wasn’t speaking out about civil rights.” Continue reading »