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Assistant Professor of Law Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks featured speaker for Coastal Carolina University’s MLK Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 14

CONWAY, S.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor Gregory Parks will be the featured speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public with a ticket.

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Professor Ronald Wright

Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Ron Wright weighs in on NYPD slowdown

Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Ron Wright tells the Gothamist.com that criminal justice actors rely on the income from LFOs in the article “The NYPD Slowdown is Working, Let’s Keep It,” published on Jan. 7, 2015:

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox says international community must do more to protect environmentalists from violence

Professor John Knox tells GlobalWarmingIsReal.com that the international community must do more to protect environmentalists in the article “The Slaughter of Innocents: Our Complicity in the Murder of Environmentalists” published on Thursday, Jan. 8th:

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Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) receives Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award from Florence County (S.C.) Bar Association

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) received the prestigious Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award for 2014.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons to moderate ‘Solutions for Improving Police/Community Relations’ in W-S town hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 19

The Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity has scheduled a second town hall meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 (the federal Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday), in the Anderson Center’s Dillard Auditorium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. The community is invited to participate.
Like the first meeting, the upcoming one will address the theme, “Solutions for Improving Police/Community Relations.”

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

District Court Judge April Smith (’08) is sworn in as part of historic Cumberland County District Court bench

When District Court Judge April Smith (’08) was sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 6 afternoon, Cumberland County crossed a historic threshold: For the first time, its District Court bench has a majority of ethnic and racial minorities. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil presents U.S. death penalty system to various groups in Taiwan

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, joined the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei. Also participating on the panel was Wilson’s former law clerk, John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney in Virginia, and now head of while-collar crime for Holland & Knight. Continue reading »

Indiana University's Andrew Klein presents Professor Michael Green with the AALS Torts Section William L. Prosser Award

Professor Michael Green recognized for outstanding scholarship, teaching during 2015 AALS annual meeting

Professor Michael Green was recognized by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Torts and Compensation Systems Section on Sunday, Jan. 4. The section presented Green with the annual William L. Prosser Award for outstanding contribution in scholarship, teaching and service related to tort law. Continue reading »

Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis to present ‘The Climate Conscience of a Conservative’ on Thursday, Jan. 15

Former Congressman Bob Inglis will speak to law students, faculty and staff about “The Climate Conscience of a Conservative” at noon on Thursday, Jan. 15, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest Law. Lunch will be served. Continue reading »