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Forum on Ferguson brings university community together

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, about recent events in Ferguson, Mo. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community.

“Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the university were in attendance. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in panel discussion on Ferguson

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, participated in a panel on Wednesday, Dec. 3, about racial issues.

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‘Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and Hope for the Future’

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the student body and campus community. “Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of religion and society at the School of Divinity; Kami Chavis Simmons, professor of law and director of School of Law’s criminal justice program; and Darryl Aaron, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. With standing room only, students, faculty, and staff from across the college and professional schools were in attendance. Continue reading »

Ferguson Forum 2014

‘Focus on Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and a Future Hope in America’ to be held Wednesday, Dec. 3

The Wake Forest University School of Divinity will host a forum and panel discussion at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Wait Chapel, Lower Auditorium, regarding the events of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the grand jury decision that the officer will not face criminal charges.  “Focus on Ferguson: Discussion on Race, Justice and a Future Hope in America” will include a panel discussion of faculty members, including Kami Chavis Simmons, director of Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program, and Derek Hicks, assistant professor of Religion and Culture, and Divinity School Dean Gail O’Day. First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Darryl Aaron will also participate in the panel discussion.

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The National Jurist names WFU Law and Divinity joint degree program among most unique

Wake Forest Law’s JD/mDiv program has been named among 20 most unique joint degree programs by The National Jurist in its most recent issue. Continue reading »

Women in Law, Pre-Law Society to host author Susan Smith Blakely on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Wake Forest Law Professor and WFU Pre-Law Adviser Laura Graham (’94), along with Women in Law and the Pre-Law Society, will host author and speaker Susan Smith Blakely from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. Blakely’s presentation is entitled, “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers.” Continue reading »

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Law library specialist, designer and artist Holly Swenson leaves her mark on the walls of Worrell

There’s no doubt that Holly Swenson is creative. As a library specialist and graphic designer for Wake Forest Law, she puts her talents to work on the school’s alumni magazine, “The Jurist,” as well as variety of print and online pieces. Her latest work won’t fit on a screen or in a magazine however. In fact, it takes up an entire wall.  Continue reading »

Members of the Moldova Congressional Delegation visited N.C. government officials in Raleigh on Monday, Sept. 29. From left: Oxana Gumennaia, Vitalie Mester, Deputy N.C. Secretary of State Rodney Maddox, N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Brian Anderson, Brian Anderson, Ana Furtuna, Natalia Molosag and Alexandra Sian

Congressional delegation from Moldova to visit Wake Forest Law on Thursday, Oct. 2

A U.S. Congressional Open World Delegation from Moldova is scheduled to visit Wake Forest Law on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of Adjunct Professor Ellen Gelbin’s arbitration and mediation course.

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Speakers announced for 10th annual Converge South tech conference to be held at Wake Forest Law on Friday, Oct. 17

Want to learn more about “when social hits the fan” and “the vanity of social media”? What about what to do when your audience doesn’t want to engage or the forces of disruptive innovation? Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law ranks among top health care law programs

Wake Forest School of Law has been ranked among the top schools for health care law by Law Street Media. Continue reading »