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Sidney A. Shapiro, law professor at Wake Forest University and vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform, testifies on regulatory reform before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.  Sept. 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.  Photo:  Jay Mallin

Professor Sidney Shapiro elected as public member of Administrative Conference of the United States

Professor Sidney A. Shapiro, Wake Forest University’s Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law, has been elected by the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States to become a public member.

 The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures, according to ACUS website. Its membership is composed of innovative federal officials and experts with diverse views and backgrounds from both the private sector and academia.
Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein discusses recent forex trader arrest in HSBC scandal in Financial Times article

Professor Andrew Verstein was quoted throughout the Financial Times article, “HSBC’s US woes continue with forex trader arrest,” published by Carolina Binham, Martin Arnold and Kara Scannell on July 21, 2016.

Professor Verstein discusses the recent arrest of Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange trading.  Trader and colleague Stuart Scott has also been charged.  The US Department of Justice has accused both men of using insider information to make a $8 million illicit profit from a $3.5 billion currency deal.  The article follows.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall discusses insurers in Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Washington Examiner and other sources

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the Washington Examiner story, “Most Obamacare insurers lost money,” published by Paige Winfield Cunningham on July 20, 2016.  The article was posted on the American Thinker in the blog entry, “Two thirds of Obamacare insurers losing money,” published by Rick Moran on July 21, 2016.  Hall’s quotes also appeared in the Insurance & Financial Advisor article, “Most insurers lost money in the first year of Obamacare.”  The original article follows.

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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor’s essay on immigration appeals decisions posted on Law Professor Blogs Network

Professor Margaret Taylor‘s essay, “Midnight Agency Adjudication: Attorney General Review of Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions,” was posted on Law Professor Blogs Network on July 20, 2016.  The article was also posted on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and will appear in the Iowa Law Review.

In the essay, Professor Taylor explores the timing of contemporary Attorney General review authority in immigration appeals decisions from an administrative law perspective.  The abstract follows.

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Professor George K. Walker

Professor George Walker, alumnus act as observers for Uniform Law Commission passing of Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Professor George Walker, the Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law, served as an observer for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA), recently approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  Alumnus Lynn Burleson (JD ’80), a certified arbitrator and member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, also served as an observer.

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Russell Gold

Professor Russell Gold wants to help students find their own path in the law

Professor Russell Gold found his path within the law by combining his criminal law interests and his experiences within civil litigation. As Wake Forest Law’s newest Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty member, Professor Gold says he hopes to mentor law students to help them find their own specialty within the law.

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Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis co-authors article for The Nation on five ways to make America safe

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, co-authored the article, “Want to Make America Safe? Here Are 5 Ways to Do That,” with George Washington University Law School Professor Spencer Overton, published on The Nation on July 21, 2016.

Professor Chavis and Professor Overton discuss advice and solutions gathered from traveling to cities across the country.  The original article follows.

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Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Wake Forest University School of Law Innocence and Justice Clinic

Winston-Salem Journal reports Professor Mark Rabil has filed appeal to overturn 1994 conviction of John Robert Hayes

Professor Mark Rabil, director of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, was quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal article, “Winston-Salem man appeals conviction in ’93 fatal shootings,” published by Michael Hewlett on July 16, 2016.

The article follows recent developments in the 1994 conviction of John Robert Hayes, Professor Rabil’s client.  Last Tuesday, Professor Rabil filed a petition with the N.C. Court of Appeals to overturn Hayes’ conviction and grant Hayes a new trial.  The original article follows.

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Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis named Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement

Professor Kami Chavis, founder and director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, has been named the law school’s Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement. Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) says this position will highlight Professor Chavis’ passion for public engagement.

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Professor Kami Chavis writes in Pittsburgh Law Jurist: ‘Hate Crime Laws to Protect Police are Misguided’

The following was originally posted here in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Jurist.
JURIST Guest Columnist Professor Kami N. Chavis of Wake Forest University School of Law discusses the recent proposals to add police officers to hate crime statutes…

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