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Elder Law Clinic featured in Que Pasa Periodico

The following story in Que Pasa focuses on how Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic supports elderly people by providing them with free legal assistance. Continue reading »

OCPD Assistant Director Alvita Eason Barrow

Office of Career and Professional Development welcomes Alvita Eason Barrow as new assistant director

Alvita Eason Barrow has joined the Office of Career & Professional Development at Wake Forest Law as assistant director. Continue reading »

Gene Braswell (’70) argues in U.S. Supreme Court in 1979 Miranda rights case

A career highlight for R. Gene Braswell (’70) occurred in 1979, when he appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue the case, North Carolina v. Butler. Continue reading »

Faculty News and Notes Summer 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards.

Carol Anderson 


  • Organized and led annual Trial Practice Adjunct Faculty Seminar (Summer 2014)
  • Organized and led orientation for new clinic supervising attorneys (July 2014)

Jonathan Cardi


  • Joined the American Law Institute’s Regional Advisory Group, charged with recruiting membership in the Southeastern region
  • Presented What Is the Principle Underlying the Offset the Benefits Rule? at the Remedies Discussion Group at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., August 2014


  • Modern Remedies: Cases, Practical Problems and Exercises  (with Russell L. Weaver, David E. Partlett & Michael B. Kelly) (3d ed. Thompson-West 2014)
  • Black Letter Outlines, Remedies (2d ed. with Russ Weaver & Michael Kelly 2014)
  • The Role of Negligence Duty Analysis in Employment Discrimination Cases, Ohio St. L.J. (forthcoming 2014)

Don Castleman


  • Moderated the 2014 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Workshop on Taxation:  Business Taxes in a Time of Uncertainty,  Omni Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla.(Aug. 4, 2014)

  • Participated in the SEALS Workshop on Trusts and Estates:  Designing an Estate Planning Course (Aug. 1, 2014)

  • Participated in the SEALS Workshop on Trusts and Estates: Innovations in Trusts and Estates  (Aug. 1, 2014)


  • Book “Mastering Trusts and Estates” which will be published in Spring 2015 by Carolina Press co-authored with Professor Gail Richmond, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (Forthcoming)

Christine Nero Coughlin


  • Legal Issues for the Medical Resident, Wake Forest University Medical Center, May 2014
  • Legal Issues in Medicine, Wake Forest University Medical Center, March 2014


  • An Advocate Persuades:  A Practical Guide to Persuasive Writing and Oral Advocacy (forthcoming Carolina Academic Press)(with Joan Malmud Rocklin, Bob Rocklin & Sandy Patrick)


  • Consent Process for Mandatory Vaccines are Possibly Unethical, 29 Medical Ethics Advisor


  • An Advocate Persuades:  A Practical Guide to Persuasive Writing and Oral Advocacy (forthcoming Carolina Academic Press)(with Joan Malmud Rocklin, Bob Rocklin & Sandy Patrick)

Timothy Davis


  • Facilitated workshop of law faculty on Guidelines to Drafting Multiple Choice Questions, North Carolina Central University School of Law, May 14, 2014

  • Presented Majoring in Infractions: The Evolution of the NCAA’s Enforcement Structure, University of Oregon School of Law, April 11, 2014

  • Chaired meeting of the Contracts Drafting Committee of National Conference of Bar Examiners, March 27-30, 2014

  • Facilitated workshop of law faculty on Guidelines to Drafting Multiple Choice Questions, Southern University School of Law, March 15, 2014


  • Majoring in Infractions: The Evolution of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Enforcement Structure, 92 Oregon L. Rev. 979 (2014) (with Christopher T. Hairston) (symposium issue)

  • August 2014 Supplement for Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Aspen Publishers 2014)

Shannon Gilreath


  • “The Internet and Inequality,” University of Quebec at Montreal, Nov. 18, 2013

  • “The Internet and Inequality,” Wake Forest University School of Law (Law Review symposium), Oct. 25, 2013

  • “The Legal Construction of Gender,” University of North Carolina School of Law, 17th Annual Conference on Class, Race, Gender & Ethnicity (with Avory Faucette, Director, National Center for Transgender Equality), Feb. 23, 2013


  • Feminism and Gay Liberation: Together in Struggle, 91 U. Denver L. Rev. 109-139 (2014)

  • Toward a Multiple-Consciousness of Language: A Tribute to Professor Mari Matsuda, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 91 (2014)

  • The Internet and Inequality: A Comment on the NSA Spying Scandal, 49 Wake Forest. L. Rev. 525 (2014)

  • In Memory of Ann Scales, 3 Wake Forest. J. of Law and Pol’y. v (2013)

Laura Graham


  • Co-Chair of New Member Outreach for the Legal Writing Institute for 2014-2016


  • “To Footnote or Not to Footnote Citations: The Debate Rages On,” North Carolina Lawyer (May 2014)

  • “EET?  HERIM?  HISERT?  A Bridge Too Far In Search of Gender  – Inclusive Language?,” North Carolina Lawyer (August 2014)

Michael Green


  • Participated in Wake Forest Board of Trustees Meeting as faculty representative to the Administration Committee (January & April 2014)

  • Participated in a meeting of the Members Consultative Group for the ALI’s Principles of Liability Insurance, Philadelphia, Pa. (March 2014)


  • “Specific Causation” at a meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology and the Law of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (June 2014)

  • “Proximate Cause in Torts and Jury Cases,” Iowa Judges Association Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa (June 2014)

  • “Asbestos Litigation: The Problem of Transparency,” Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy (April 2014)


  • Epidemiologic Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases (with Steve Gold and Joseph Sanders), in Forensic Epidemiology (Michael Freeman ed. forthcoming)

  • Toxic Torts (with Steve Gold), in 4 Encyclopedia of Toxicology 770 (3d ed. Philip Wexler ed. 2014)

  • United States Response to Basic Questions on Tort Law from a Germanic Perspective, in II Helmut Kozial, Basic Questions on Tort Law from a Germanic Perspective (forthcoming 2014)

  • In Defense of Sufficiency: A Reply to Professor Twerski and Mr. Sapir, 23 Widener L.J. 663 (2014) (with Joe Sanders)

  • Drafting a Torts Restatement: Of Swiss cheese, Gravity, and Process 22 Tort L. Rev. 31 (2014) (with Bill Powers)

Mark Hall


  • Ranked by Thomson-Reuters as among the top 1 percent most cited academic researchers worldwide in the social sciences over the past decade


  • Distinguished Lecture, “Health Care Reform in the United States: What Obama Learned From the Netherlands,”  University Amsterdam Medical School, July 2014

  • Plenary Speaker, Implementation of Health Insurance Exchanges, Am. Society Law Med. & Ethics Health Law Teacher’s Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., June 2014

  • Congressional Testimony, Delivering Better Health Care Value to Consumers: The First Three Years of the Medical Loss Ratio, May 2014

  • Co-Organizer, Keeping it Fresh? Exploring the Relationship Between Food Laws and Their Impact on Public Health and Safety, Wake Forest Law School, April 2014

  • Presenter, “The History and Purpose of Health Insurance Exchanges,” Yale Health Law Society Conference, New Haven, Conn., February 2014

  • Presenter, “Employer-sponsored Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act,” American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., January 2014


  • Evaluating the Affordable Care Act: The Eye of the Beholder, Houston L. Rev. 1029-1056 (2014)

  • States’ Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid, 92 N.C. L. Rev. 1459 (2014)

John Korzen


  • Filed petition for certiorari in Supreme Court of the United States on Aug. 7 in Sexton v. Panel Processing, Inc.

  • Argued at the Supreme Court of the United States on April 23 in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger


  • Board of Directors of Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court

  • Board of Directors of Federal Bar Association Middle District of North Carolina (Secretary/Treasurer)

Barbara Lentz


  • Program Director, London (2014), Developed and taught two study abroad courses: History of English Common Law; Art & Cultural Heritage Law

  • Founder, Forsyth Backpack Program. Created and manage non-profit agency supporting and sharing best practices for 25 Backpack and supplemental feeding programs in Forsyth County, N.C., which provide supplemental food to hungry children attending local public schools (2013 to date)

  • Action Learning Partner, WFU School of Business Master of Arts, Management Program. Fall class service project partner and Spring ALP Champion (2013-14)

  • Selected Participant, WFU Faculty Learning group on Reflective Learning in Study Abroad (2013-14)

  • Coach, ABA National Moot Court Team (2011-13)


  • Aspiring Leaders Program, Wake Forest University (2014-15)

  • Senior Faculty Fellow, Wake Forest University (2013-date)

  • ACE Fellow, Wake Forest University and Institute for Public Engagement (2013)


  • Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award (selected by the graduating class) (2013)


  • “Best Practices for Designing Study Abroad Programs” South East Association of American Law Schools (Aug. 5, 2014)

  • “Implementing Experiential Learning and Skills Training across the Curriculum,” South East Association of American Law Schools (Aug. 7, 2014)

  • “Principles of Advertising for Lawyers: Teaching Millennials,” Carolinas Legal Research and Writing Colloquium, University of South Carolina School of Law (May 17, 2013)

  • “Pairing Technology with Writing Assignments,”  (with Liz Johnson) Carolinas Legal Research and Writing Colloquium, University of South Carolina School of Law (May 17, 2013)

Harold A. Lloyd


  • Co-Editor in Chief of The Second Draft

  • Member of the N.C Bar Candidate Committee 18th Judicial District


  • “Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Payers?” Huffington Post, July 13, 2014

  • “Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error,” Huffington Post, May 12, 2014

  • “Letter to the Class of 2014,” Huffington Post, April 29, 2014

  • “From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education,” Huffington Post, April 25, 2014

  • “The Kingdom Is Within,” Huffington Post, April 16, 2014.

  • “Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World,” Huffington Post, April 5, 2014

  • “Obamacare and the Self-Made Man,” Huffington Post, March 26, 2014


  • Co-speaker with Chris Coughlin, Contract Seminar at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Oct. 5, 2013)

  • Speaker at San Diego ICSC on Lease Use Provisions (Permissive, Restrictive & Exclusive) (September 2013)


  • “Crushing Animals and Crashing Funerals: The Semiotics of Free Expression,” 12 First Amendment Law Review 237 (Published Spring 2014)

  • “Exercising Common Sense, Exorcising Langdell: The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice and the Humanities,” Volume 49, Issue 5 Wake Forest Law Review (Forthcoming)

  • “Publish and Perish? Handling the Unreasonable Publication Agreement,” 13 Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law 127 (Spring 2013)

  • “Real-World Cognition and the Artifice of ‘Original Meaning’” (Forthcoming)

Tanya Marsh

Bar Leadership

  • Selected as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) (2014)

  • Appointed as Chair, Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section (2013)

  • Appointed as Member, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, ABA RPTE Section (2013)


  • Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)

  • Student Bar Association Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)


  • Law Professors’ Panel: Recent Developments in Property Law, Spring Symposium sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Section, Chicago, Ill. (May 2, 2014)

  • Infusing the 1L Curriculum with Experiential Learning and Clinical Pedagogy, Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Chicago, Ill. (April 29, 2014)

  • Danger! Are You Covered?  Negotiating the Allocation of Risk in a Retail Lease, 2013 ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference, San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2013)

  • Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank, Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference, The Federal Reserve and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, St. Louis, Missouri (Oct. 3, 2013)

  • The Impact of Dodd Frank on Community Banks, testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs hearing on the Regulatory Burdens: The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Community Banking, Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2013)


  • Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank, 90 Ind. L. J. ____ (2014)

  • Rethinking the Law of the Dead, 48 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1327 (2013)

  • The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Community Banks, American Enterprise Institute white paper (2013).  Co-authored with Joseph Norman, JD ’12.

Eugene D. Mazo


  • Treasurer, Section on New Law Professors, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), elected at the AALS Annual Convention, New York, N.Y. (2014-2015)

  • Member, Linkages & Engagement Committee, Young Comparativists Committee,  American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), appointed by the Board (2014-2015)

  • Member, International Committee, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), appointed by the Executive Director (2014-2015). (Also serving on the Program Formatting Committee for 2014-2015)

  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College Law School, Newton, Mass., October 30-31, 2014. (Organized with Professor Richard Albert of Boston College)


  • Organizer and Moderator , Discussion Group on “The Evolution of Campaign Finance Reform: From Buckley v. Valeo to Citizens United to McCutcheon v. FEC,” 2014 Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Fla. Aug. 5, 2014

  • Moderator, “New York Times v. Sullivan at Fifty,” 2014 Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014

  • Panelist, “Law and Development in Russia,” 2014 Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014

  • Presenter, “Avoiding Supreme Injustice: Ways Around the Supreme Court for Campaign Finance Reform(ers),” Election Law Scholars’ Schmooze, 2014 Annual Convention of the American Constitution Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014

  • Presenter, “Toward a Theory of Constitution-Making,” 2014 Annual Conference, Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), American Society of Comparative Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Ore., April 4-5, 2014

  • Presenter, “Do Voter ID Laws Suppress the Vote, or Do They Have the Opposite Effect?” Conference on “Democracy in America: Participation and Social Justice,” Stetson University, DeLand, Fla., March 27-28, 2014

  • Presenter, “The Appearance and Disappearance of Corruption,” Symposium on the “Future of Campaign Finance Reform,” Duke University Law School, Durham, N.C. (February 2014)

  • Attendee, “The Right to Vote: From Reynolds v. Sims to Shelby County v. Holder and Beyond,” Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process, 2014 Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), New York, N.Y. (January 2014)

  • Organizer, “Potential & Pitfalls: Harnessing Your Teaching to Inform Your Scholarship,” 2015 AALS Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Jan. 4, 2015 (scheduled). (Organized panel with the Section on New Law Professors.)

  • Presenter, “The Upstream Problem in Constitutionalism,” Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design, the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College Law School, Newton, Mass., Oct. 31, 2015 (scheduled)


  • Democracy’s Residencies (in progress)

  • The Intellectual Justifications for Voter ID Laws (In progress)

  • The Rise and Demise of “One Person, One Vote” (In progress)


  • “The Disappearance of Corruption and the New Path Forward in Campaign Finance,” Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy (2014)

  • “The Upstream Problem in Constitutionalism,” Wake Forest Law Review (forthcoming 2015)

  • “The Myth of the Disinterested American Voter” (Reviewing IIya Somin’s book, “Democracy and Political Ignorance”) (forthcoming)

  • Election Law Stories (book proposal in progress for Foundation Press). (With Joshua A. Douglas of the University of Kentucky)

Kate Mewhinney


  • Supervised students in the spring semester in the representation of 60 clients on a variety of civil matters, including litigation, estate planning, Medicaid planning, consumer law and other issues

  • Published “The E-Clinic News.”

  • Served as a consultant to the Forsyth County Elder Abuse Task Force, made up of law enforcement and several agencies

  • Re-certified as an elder law specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only ABA-approved elder law certification

  • Applied for recertification as an elder law specialist by the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  • Selected by attorneys to serve as mediator in a contested guardianship matter in Wake County, resulting in successful resolution. Mewhinney is a Superior Court Mediator with special certification to handle estate and guardianship disputes

  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Adam Foundation, which raises money for a range of LGBT-related issues.  The Adam Foundation, which is twenty-five years old, contributed $50,000 to several local non-profits in 2014 and also started the first LGBT-focused endowment fund with the Winston Salem Foundation

  • Completed “Safe Zone” training administered by the university’s LGBTQ Center, on creating and maintaining a safe environment for LGBTQ students, staff and clients

  • Gave presentation at the Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) to the Alzheimer’s Patients Family Caregivers Group, on legal issues related to dementia and caregiving

Rebecca Morrow


  • “Accelerated Depreciation in Recession” Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Aug. 4, 2014; American University, June 6, 2014

  • “Mediating Parental Relocation Cases Behind a Veil of Ignorance” Wake Forest, April 11, 2014

  • “Valuation in Light of Uncertainty: How Stock Option Pricing Models Can Inform More Accurate Valuation Discounts for Built-In Gains” Washington & Lee, Feb. 17, 2014; University of Kentucky, Jan. 31, 2014; Emory, Nov. 16, 2013; Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Aug. 8, 2013; Georgia State, Aug. 23, 2012


  • “Mediating Parental Relocation Cases Behind a Veil of Ignorance” (forthcoming in Wake Forest Law Review Colloquium: Law as Violence)

  • “Valuation in Light of Uncertainty: How Stock Option Pricing Models Can Inform More Accurate Valuation Discounts for Built-In Gains” 102 Ky. L.J. 653 (2014)

Joel Newman 


  • Sales and Donations of Self-Created Art, Literature and Music Conference on Critical Tax Theory, University of Baltimore School of Law, April 2014.

Ralph Peeples 


  • “Medical Errors, Medical Malpractice and Death Cases in North Carolina,” American Sociological Association in San Francisco (with co-author Wake Forest University Professor of Sociology Catherine Harris)

Abigail Perdue 

  • Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide, Purdue University Press, May 2014 (with  Dr. Randall Lockwood, Ph.D.)
  • Transforming “Shedets” into “Keydets:” Examining the Impact of Gender Polarization at a Military College, The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Winter 2014
  • The Nth Decree: Examining Intra-racial Use of the N-Word in Employment Discrimination Cases, DePaul Law Review, Fall 2014 (with Gregory Parks)
  • Making Forward Progress, Huffington Post, March 7, 2014
  • Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman’s Critique of the NLF’s Proposed Ban of the N-word, Huffington Post, March 17, 2014
  • A Bone to Pick about Animal Protection Legislation, Huffington Post, March 20, 2014


  • OMG!: The Problems and Possibilities of Teaching with and about Technology, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, August 2014 (with Tessa Dysart)
  • Transforming “Shedets” into “Keydets”: Examining the Impact of Gender Polarization at a Military College, AALS Sex and Gender Conference, June 2014
  • Treating the Harmful Side Effects of Differential Diagnosis in Vaccine Act Litigation, Wake Forest University Center of Bioethics, Health, and Society March 2014

Mark Rabil


  • Innocence & Justice Clinic (2013-14):  with remarkable assistance from I&J Fellows Kelly Lantz (’13) and Jay Kyler (’13), and outstanding clinic students in Fall and Spring  semesters, as well as Summer Session, reviewed more than 300 claims of innocence from inmates – including travel with students to numerous prisons across the state, accepting several dozen for further investigation, including the filing of state and federal post-conviction motions for clients with claims of innocence

  • Contemplative Pedagogy Community, Fall 2013-Spring 2014:  worked with other professors from the University in an effort to incorporate mindfulness practices into our teaching; sponsored by the University’s Teaching and Learning Center

  • Expunction Clinic (2013-14):  in conjunction with Darryl Hunt, volunteer students from the law school’s Pro Bono Program, and attorneys from the Legal Aid Society, worked with people in the community who may be qualified for expunctions of their criminal records, or “certificates of relief” which allow convicted offenders to avoid some of the collateral consequences of certain non-violent, criminal convictions; meets twice a month at ESR in Winston-Salem

  • Attended International Innocence Network Conference, Portland, Ore., April 9-12, 2014

  • Capital Case:  with assistance from students in the Innocence & Justice Clinic, saved indigent client from El Salvador from death penalty, which was stricken from the first degree murder case on grounds of intellectual disability (formerly called “mental retardation”); worked with summer clinic students to organize and conduct focus group for this murder case in order to determine jury selection topics and case themes; students then assisted with first degree murder trial in which defense was false confession (Summer 2013)


  • BET broadcast episode of “Vindicated” about the Darryl Hunt case, including interviews with Mark Rabil, Darryl Hunt and Larry Little (J.D. ’88) – (Summer 2013)


  • Presentation to Arizona Public Defender Association on Lessons from North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act and Implications for Arizona Capital Litigation (June 26, 2014)

  • Panelist, along with Professor Luellen Curry, International Civil Rights Museum Panel Discussion on Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” June 14, 2014

  • Q&A Sessions with Darryl Hunt to high school students at N.C. Governor’s School East (Meredith College) and West (Salem College) following screening of “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” July 8 & 10, 2014

  • The Hickory Community Theater, The N.C. Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and The Episcopal Church of the Ascension sponsored “An Evening with Darryl Hunt and Mark Rabil,” at SALT Block Auditorium, Hickory, N.C., for a discussion on capital punishment and innocence cases. May 29, 2014

  • Presentation, along with Darryl Hunt, to class on “Advocacy, Debate and the Law,” a class taught by Professors Chris Coughlin and Wilson Parker, along with faculty members from the Department of Communication, to undergraduate students interested in law school, May 27, 2014

  • Spoke to Professor Mark Gibney’s political science class at UNC-Asheville on innocence cases, capital punishment and the criminal justice system, in conjunction with Tarrah Callahan, Director, NCCADP, Darryl Hunt, and D.J. McIntee (’13) March 20, 2014

  • Presentation to Winston-Salem Dharma Group about “Mindful Lawyering” March 11, 2014

  • Spoke at West Forsyth High School to civics class about criminal justice system along with Darryl Hunt March 6, 2014

  • Moderator, Panel Discussion on Lethal Injection Issues, University of North Carolina School of Law, March 5, 2014

  • Along with Darryl Hunt, spoke to undergraduate students attending Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change facilitated by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Vincent Harding, Feb. 20, 2014

  • Presentation at North Carolina Advocates for Justice Capital Defense Seminar on Defending Central American Clients with Intellectual Disabilities, with extensive discussion of the 2013 murder trial of the El Salvadorean client, Jan. 24, 2014

  • Leadership Winston-Salem presentation; spoke to community leaders about the local criminal justice system along with representatives of the District Attorney’s Office, Dec. 4, 2013

  • Presentation, along with Darryl Hunt, at University of South Carolina School of Law, to students and attorneys interested in organizing an innocence project for South Carolina, Nov. 12, 2013

  • Presentation to N.C./S.C. BLSA Retreat at Wake Forest School of Law, on pro bono service, innocence issues and capital punishment, along with Darryl Hunt, Oct. 26, 2013

  • Following a screening of the documentary, “The Trials of Darryl Hunt”, along with Darryl Hunt, addressed high school students attending the International Baccalaureate World Student Conference, hosted by Wake Forest University, June 26, 2013

Suzanne Reynolds 


  • Presented Academic Update, Law Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University School of Law, March 28, 2014, Winston Salem, N.C.
  • Welcomed Wake Forest alumni at the NC Advocates for Justice Awards Luncheon on June 14, 2014
  • Welcomed Wake Forest alumni at the NC State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on June 20, 2014, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Recognized at the NC State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on June 21, 2014, as a mentee of Don Cowan as Cowan received the John J. Parker Award, the Bar Association’s highest honor, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Represented North Carolina at the 123d Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), as one of the state’s 10 commissioners on Uniform State Laws, July 10-16, 2014, Seattle, Washington
  • Presented Curriculum Revisions, Law Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University School of Law, July 18, 2014
  • Served on Board of Directors, Center for Urban Ministry, 2006 – 2014, Winston Salem, N.C.
  • Servied on Board of Directors, North Star (local community center for LGBTQ events), 2012-date, Winston Salem, N.C.
  • Named Interim Dean of Wake Forest University School of Law, September 1, 2014


  • “Women’s Leadership in Law and Politics,” January 10, 2014, as opening of the Open World Leadership Center program, which invited a delegation of 5 women leaders from Kosovo to a weeklong experience of women leaders in the United States
  • “The Impact of DOMA,” January 14, 2014, Interfaith Communities, Winston Salem, N.C.
  • “Professionalism in the Practice of Family Law,” Forsyth County Bar Association, February 21, 2014, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • “The Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic Violence Protection Orders,” Reporter, Drafting Committee, Uniform Law State Laws, July 15-16, 2014, Seattle, Washington


  • Quoted by national media outlets regarding jilted husband’s action against an online partners service, December 13, 2014
  • Quoted in Slate Magazine article on marriage equality in N.C., May 2, 2014
  • Interviewed on constitutionality of alienation of affection law, Winston Salem Journal, June 13, 2014
  • Interviewed on marriage equality, High Point Enterprise, August 1, 2014

Sidney Shapiro


  • Achieving Democracy: Pragmatism, Regulation and Markets (Oxford University Press, 2014) (with Joe Tomain)

  • Administrative Law & Procedure: A Problem Casebook (West Publishing Co., 5th ed. 2014) (with William Funk & Russell Weaver)

  • Administrative Law & Process (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2014) (with Paul Verkuil & Richard Pierce)


  • BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter, Silica Hearings’ First-Person Oral Testimony

  • BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter, Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart

  • Develops Record Beyond Written Commentary, Interview with journalist (May 12, 2014)

  • Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits, Interview with journalist (April 17, 2014)

  • BNA Occupational & Safety Reporter, Chamber Unleashes Barrage of Comments Critical of OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule, Interview with journalist (Feb. 27, 2014)

  • CQ Weekly, Rule-Makers Could Have A Busy Year, Interview with journalist (Jan. 24, 2014)

Policy Reports

  • The Role of Health and Safety Evidence in Regulation and the Civil Justice System: Preserving Protection of the Public (February 2014) (with Emily Hammond, Tom McGarity, Noah Sachs, Wendy Wager, and James Goodwin)

Kami Chavis Simmons

  • Criminal Law Pedagogy Panel on Effective Course Design, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2014

  • Law as Violence: The Troubling Legacy of “Stop and Frisk” and the Vestiges of a Violent Police Culture, Wake Forest University School of Law Symposium, Winston-Salem, N.C., April 11, 2014

  • A Human Rights Conversation Regarding Racial Profiling, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014

  • President Johnson’s Crime Commission and Community Policing, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Md., Jan. 24, 2014

  • The Future of the Fourth Amendment: U.S. v. Jones, Poverty, and Privacy, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, The VERA Institute for Justice, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2013

  • The Future of the Fourth Amendment: U.S. v. Jones, Poverty, and Privacy, University of Maryland Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender and Class, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, M.D., Oct. 26, 2013

Omari Simmons


  • Presenter, “Delaware’s Brand Equity,” Washington & Lee School of Law, Lexington, Va., Feb. 9, 2015 (forthcoming)
  • Presenter, University of California-Irvine School of Law Summit, “Renewing the Search for The Faces at the Bottom of the Well,” Irvine, Calif., Oct. 5-6, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • Discussant, “Corporate Compliance,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2014
  • Discussant, “What is the Role of Trust in the Marketplace?,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla., August 2014
  • Presenter, “Social Capital,” National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Charlotte, N.C., May 28, 2014
  • Presenter, “Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety,” Australian Torts Forum, University of Sydney Law School, Dec. 14, 2013


  • Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety, 22 Torts L. J. 75 (2014) (Australian peer-reviewed journal)
  • Class Dismissed: Rethinking Socio-Economic Status and Higher Education Attainment, 2014 Ariz. St. L. J. 231 (2014)

Margaret Taylor 

  • Consultant on Immigration, Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, Judicial Conference of the United States
  • “In Absentia Removal Orders:  Doctrinal, Empirical, and Policy Analysis,”  Works-in-Progress Workshop, Immigration Law Teachers Conference, Irvine, CA, May 2014

Andrew Verstein


  • Yale Law School, Moot Camp, Panelist
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools, “A Theory of Manipulation,” New Scholars Program, August 2014, Paper Presenter
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools, “When Prices Fail: Judicial Intervention in Long-Term Contracts” New Scholars Works-in-Progress Workshop, August 2014, Paper Presenter
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools, “Imagining a New Paradigm for Insider Trading Law,” August 2014, Panelist
  • National Business Law Scholars Conference, Loyola Law School, “Manipulation with Other People’s Money,” June 2014, Paper Presenter
  • National Business Law Scholars Conference, Loyola Law School, “When Prices Fail: Judicial Intervention in Long-Term Contracts,” June 2014, Paper Presenter
  • Wake Forest University, “White-Collar Violent Crime,” Law As Violence Interdisciplinary Colloquium, April 2014, Paper Presenter


  • Ex Tempore Contracting, 55 William & Mary Law Review 1869 (2014)
  • White-Collar Violent Crime, Wake Forest Law Review (forthcoming 2014) (essay)
  • Private Ordering, Harmonization and International Financial Regulation: The Case of Libor, 54 Virginia Journal of International Law 9 (2014) (with Gabriel Rauterberg)
  • The Law and Economics of Benchmark Manipulation, The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, August 27, 2014

Steven Virgil


  • Pro bono counsel on 13 referred cases in immigration court involving unaccompanied minors pursuing lawful permanent resident status (2013-2014)

  • Faculty Mentor, 2014 Breast Cancer Start-up Plan Challenge and 2015 Brain Cancer Start-up Challenge, along with Professors Stan Mandel School of Business and Dr. Steven Susalka, School of Medicine, The Center for Advancing Innovation, Washington, D.C.


  • Appointed Executive Director of Experiential Education, Wake Forest Law (August 2014)

  • Appointed Of Counsel, Legal Aid of North Carolina (May 2014)

  • Appointed Member of the Board, Cobblestone Farmers Market, Winston Salem, N.C. (April 2014)


  • Academic Development Excellence Award, N.C. Biotechnology Center, Raleigh, N.C. Awarded for innovative teaching in the areas of biotech transfer and enterprise development. Co-Awardees Dr. Stan Mandel and Dr. Steve Susalka. (May 2014)


  • Developing Professional Identity and Core Competencies for the Business Lawyer through Cross Cultural Clinical Programs: A Case Study from Nicaragua, Transactional Law Conference, Emory University, June 2014

  • Structuring Foodhubs: Entity Choice and Tax Compliance for Food Based Economic Development Projects, Food Hubs and Economic Development Conference, N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C. , May 2014

  • International Clinical Opportunities at Wake Forest University School of Law: The Microtrade Development Clinic in Nicaragua, Forsyth County Bar Association, May 2014

  • Lobbying and Public Advocacy by the Nonprofit Organization, Business Essentials for the Nonprofit Leader,  Wake Forest University – Charlotte Center, May 2014

  • ArtsLaw for the Artist, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, N.C., April 2014

  • ArtsLaw for the Artist, Associated Artist Annual Meeting, Winston Salem, N.C., March 2014

  • Governing the Nonprofit Organization, Business Essentials for the Nonprofit Leader,  Wake Forest University – Charlotte Center, August 2013


  • Challenging Justice: The Rise of Drug Testing the Poor and the Erosion of Privacy, ___ Southern Journal of Policy and Justice ____ (forthcoming 2015)

George Walker


  • Adviser, Law Student International Law Moot Court Team; practice round judge for other appellate moot court teams; assisted with moot argument for postconviction appeal in capital case, U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Observer (non- ULC expert), Uniform Laws Commission project for a proposed Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act; comments on project drafts

  • Member, International Law Association Law of the Sea Baselines Committee; comments on draft report

  • Member, International Law Association (American Branch), Executive Committee

  • Duke University School of Law’s Feb. 28 – March 1, 2014, Law, Ethics and National Security Conference


  • Local Admirality Rules Committee, U.S District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina


  • Chair of Panel, “Oceans Law and the Practitioner;” presented paper, “The Interface of Admirality Law and International Law, ” International Law Association (American Branch) annual meeting, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2013)


  • “Guerre de Course in the Charter Era,” Chapter 15 in Commerce Raiding: Historical Case Studies 1755-2009, (Bruce A. Elleman & S.C.M Payne eds., Navel War College Newport Papers No. 40, (2013)

  • Member, International Law Association Law of the Sea Baselines Committee, Interim Report, published in International Law Association biennial meeting proceedings

Ronald F. Wright


  • Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


  • “Sentencing Options for Kosovo,” presentation to judges and prosecutors at conference sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice; Pristina, Kosovo (July 2014)

  • “Methodologies of Prosecutor Studies,” presentation at Fordham University conference on Criminal Justice and Professionalism; New York, N.Y. (June 2014)

  • “The Many Faces of Prosecution,” presentation at Prosecutorial Discretion conference at Stanford University School of Law; Palo Alto, Calif. (May 2014)

  • “Open the Shades and Let the Sun Shine In,” presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries; Knoxville, Tenn. (April 2014) (with Liz Johnson and Jennifer Noga)

  • “Sentencing Law and Sentencing Climate Change,” presentation at Sentencing Structures conference at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law; Chicago, Ill.. (April 2014)

  • “Beyond Prosecutor Elections,” Criminal Law and Procedure Conference at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (January 2014)


  • “Sentencing Climate Change and the Infrastructure of Finality,” 4 Wake Forest J. Law & Policy 1-8 (2014)

  • “The Many Faces of Prosecution,” 1 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2014) (symposium issue)

  • “Beyond Prosecutor Elections,” SMU L. Rev.  (forthcoming 2014)

  • “The Cure for Young Prosecutor’s Syndrome,” 56 Ariz. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014)

  • “The Supreme Court and Sentencing Reform,” in Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (Craig Emmens, ed., forthcoming 2014, Oxford University Press)

  • 2014 Supplement for Criminal Procedures — Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (Aspen Publishers 2014)

Worrell Professional Center

Law Alumni Weekend to be held at Worrell Professional Center on Oct. 17-18, 2014

All Wake Forest Law School alumni are invited to participate in the school’s first-ever Law Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, 2014.
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WFU Law School hosts inaugural Teen Court Academy for area high school students on Saturday, Sept. 6

The Teen Court Academy will hold a training session for interested law and high school students at the Wake Forest School of Law on Saturday, Sept. 6. The four-hour event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in Room 1309 in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Alumni Profile: Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) credits Wake Forest with shaping her career, family

Wake Forest Law is where Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) received her introduction to her career-shaping passion for employment law. It’s also where she met her husband, Craig Wheaton (’81) and one of her life-long best friends, Marci Armstrong (’83), during her first week of law school. That might have been enough to make her grateful for her Wake Forest experiences, but recently Fox hit another lifetime highlight when she traveled to Washington, D.C., in May 2014 with Wheaton and 18 other alumni to be sworn in as part of a group admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Wake Forest Law Challenge Cup

Davis and Hamrick wins inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge

The results are in and Davis and Hamrick has won the inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge. The Winston-Salem-based law firm had 100 percent participation in giving to their alma mater by its Wake Forest Law alumni as well as the highest average gift among the 57 law firms that participated in the challenge. Continue reading »

Professor Tim Davis

Professor Timothy Davis quoted about SCOTUS decision on televised college football games

The excitement of watching your favorite college football teams on a big-screen TV. Non-stop action, from kickoffs at noon to contests on the West Coast that start closer to midnight. Blitz coverage of games on a host of television channels. Continue reading »

John Robinson presents a ‘One-Man Play: Clarence Darrow’ on Thursday, Sept. 25

John Robinson, a retired teacher in Winston-Salem, will perform stories of Clarence Darrow’s struggles and triumphs as a Chicago lawyer in a one-man play at Wake Forest Law. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center followed by a reception. Continue reading »