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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted in ABC News story about North Carolina’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ bill

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following ABC News story, “North Carolina’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill Likely to Remain Despite Election of Democratic Governor, Experts Say,” reported by Avianne Tan and Veronica Stracqualursi on Dec. 7, 2016. Following is an excerpt from the original story.

Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis discusses police accountability in Walter Scott shooting mistrial with Christian Science Monitor

Professor Kami Chavis, Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article, “Mistrial in Walter Scott police shooting sends strong message,” published by Henry Gass on Dec. 6, 2016.  In the article, a portion of which follows, Chavis discusses police accountability.

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Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis quoted by Carolina Journal regarding 2017 North Carolina general election

Professor Michael Kent Curtis is quoted in the following article, “Turnout will suffer in 2017 NCGA election, court admits,” written by Barry Smith and published by the Carolina Journal on Dec. 5, 2016.

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Tanya Marsh, Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tanya Marsh analyzes Texas’ new fetal burial rules

The Texas Department of State Health Services has announced that regulations limiting the way that health care facilities could dispose of aborted and miscarried fetuses will go into effect on Dec. 19, 2016.  Media headlines announcing the amendments create the impression that fetal tissue in Texas will now be treated like human remains and will require a funeral director or a cemetery, according to Wake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh.

Professor Marsh teaches courses in property and real estate transactions, as well as the only course in a U.S. law school on funeral and cemetery law. Marsh, a licensed attorney in the State of Indiana and a licensed funeral director in the State of California, is the author of The Law of Human Remains (2015) and the co-author of Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States (2015).  Her scholarship on the law of human remains has been cited by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, Time magazine and The Associated Press. Marsh is the founder and primary author of The Funeral Law Blog.

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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attends Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony on behalf of award recipient Elouise Cobell

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attended the Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at the White House. Smith attended on behalf of the late Elouise Cobell, a client and friend, who died in 2011.

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Professor Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh discusses ‘question of what we own of ourselves’ in Washington Post regarding new Texas fetal burial rules

Professor Tanya Marsh was quoted in following Washington Post article, ”After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried,” published by Samantha Schmidt on Nov. 29, 2016. This story also ran on MSN News here.

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David Smith

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) co-authors paper on conflicts over Native American allotment, published on Law 360

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) has written a paper, “The Current Battle Over Native American Land Allotment,” that was published on Law 360. In the paper, Smith and co-author Dustin Greene, a senior associate in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP’s Winston-Salem office, analyze the conflict between the Indian Land Consolidation Act and state and local governments wishing to condemn Native American Lands.

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Hall WP

Professor Mark Hall quoted in the Raleigh News and Observer regarding rising insurance rates

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the following story, “NC residents who don’t qualify for federal insurance subsidies feel the sting of rate increases,” by John Murawski and published in the Raleigh News and Observer on Nov. 25, 2016.
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Professor Chris Coughlin

Professor Christine Coughlin (JD ’90) takes on North Carolina court-packing rumors in Huffington Post

Professor Christine Coughlin (JD ’90) originally published the following post on The Huffington Post Blog on Nov. 22, 2016, here.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Marsh WP

Professor Tanya Marsh co-authors first-of-its-kind book, ‘Real Property for the Real World,’ with University of Texas professors

Professor Tanya Marsh has co-authored a book, “Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study,” with University of Texas Professors Heather Way and Lucille Wood. Published by West Publishing Co., the book shows how the concepts in first-year Property courses work in practice.

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