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‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson to speak on Tuesday, Feb. 21

“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson will discuss, “Living a Social Justice Commitment,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series. Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will Livestream his lecture in the atrium of Biotech Place.

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Professors continue discussion on ‘What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?’ on Monday, Feb. 13

Wake Forest Law professors will follow up Feb. 2′s panel discussion on “What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?” with a second panel discussion focusing on climate change, immigration and health and safety regulations at noon on Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be live webcast and recorded. The event is free and open to the Wake Forest University community. Lunch will be served.

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Professor Michael Green quoted in USA Today, other media about unprecedented Facebook defamation settlement

Professor Michael Green was quoted in the following article, “Facebook Defamation Leads to 500k Settlement,” written by John Boyle and published in the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen Times on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. This story was also covered by several other media channels including USA Today Online, the Record & Herald News Online and the News & Record Online/

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Prospective law students receive insight into application process

Prospective law school students were given a glimpse into the admissions process at an “After You Submit” panel discussion on Feb. 7, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center.

Attendees in all stages of the application process received behind-the-scenes look from law admissions representatives from Wake Forest University, University of Tennessee, University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University.

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Professor Kami Chavis publishes op/ed on police reform under the Trump Administration on RegBlog

Professor Kami Chavis wrote the following op/ed, “The Future of Police Reform Under the Trump Administration,” originally published on RegBlog on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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Journal of Law and Policy announces new 2017-2018 editors

The Journal of Law and Policy has named its new Board of Editors for the 2017-2018 academic year.The staff of the Journal oversees the production of the Journal and is selected based on the following criteria: academic success, performance in an annual writing competition, and, in some cases, prior experience in law and policy.

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BLSA mock trial team advances to national competition March 7-12

A Wake Forest Black Law Students Association mock trial team has been granted a seat at the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition on March 7-12 in Houston, Texas.

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Professor Mark Hall releases ‘A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina’

Professor Mark A. Hall, with the help of Health Law and Policy Program Fellow Katherine Booth (JD ’16), has released “A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina.” Professor Hall is the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, which launched in 2015.

The report, researched and written by Professor Hall, is sponsored by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy and by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. Professor Hall recently was appointed as the only Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, part of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank’s Economic Studies research program.

The report is a 16-page analysis of North Carolina’s ACA market that was issued on Feb. 9, 2017, as part of an assessment of five ACA markets: North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, California and Florida.

The Raleigh News and Observer’s John Murawski published the following story, “Sicker population + state policy = NC’s high ACA costs,” on Feb. 10, 2017.

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Francie Scott (JD ’04) has article published in NALP’s February bulletin

Francie Scott (JD ’04), assistant director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, has authored an article in the NALP February bulletin.

In her role as the OCPD’s associate director, Scott counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning.  She helped create the curriculum and implement the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course, covering career development, job search skills, and professionalism. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development, where she maintains primary oversight for the course syllabus and teaching.

The article, published in the February 2017 NALP Bulletin, is entitled “Habit Forming: Self-Care as an Essential Element of Professional Development” and discusses incorporating self-care into professional development training.

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Professor Chris Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) publishes redistricting op/ed in News and Observer

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) and her research assistant, Adam Messenlehner, wrote the following op/ed, “Return NC to a democracy through fair redistricting,” that was published originally in the Raleigh News and Observer on Feb. 9, 2017.