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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox featured in Raleigh, Charlotte newspapers for his involvement in 21st United Nations climate change summit

Wake Forest University Law Professor John Knox was quoted in the following Raleigh News and Observer story, “UN climate change summit could bring first progress in years,” published on Nov. 28. Wake Forest University’s director of journalism Justin Catanoso wrote the article that can be found here. The Charlotte Observer also covered this story.

Government leaders from 194 nations, braving threats of further terrorist attacks, gather Monday in Paris for the 21st United Nations climate change summit. Their goal is to forge a framework that they hope will spare the planet from the kind of catastrophic warming by 2100 that many climate scientists see as inevitable. Knox is the United Nations’ special representative on climate change and human rights. “If you’re really concerned about climate change,” Knox said, “you don’t take two decades to get to a decision. But we’ve got this issue: We don’t have one world government; having the world divided up into nearly 200 countries makes the problem infinitely harder to deal with.”

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Professor Chris Coughlin

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) co-publishes ‘An Advocate Persuades’ as follow-up to ‘A Lawyer Writes’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), co-author of the textbook, “A Lawyer Writes,” has co-written a follow-up book, “An Advocate Persuades,” with the same co-authors Joan Malmud Rocklin and Sandy Patrick, with the addition of Robert B. Rocklin. Continue reading »

Tanya Marsh Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tanya Marsh co-launches new Jotwell section on Property with Chapman Law Professor Donald Kochan

Professor Tanya Marsh has launched a new Property Section on Jotwell  “The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)”  with Professor Donald Kochan of the Chapman University School of Law. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions the North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity since the lab, although no longer part of the State Bureau of Investigation, is still under the Attorney General’s Office, in the following story that originally ran in the Raleigh News and Observer here. 

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Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons to give METCO Director’s Association 31st Annual Conference keynote address on Friday, Dec. 4

Professor Omari Simmons will give the keynote address at the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Director’s 31st Annual Association Conference on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Norwood, Massachusetts. (See announcement here).

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes about predictive policing technology in The New York Times

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, a former federal prosecutor and director of Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program, authored “Police Technology Shouldn’t Replace Community Resources,” which was published in The New York Times on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

She is a frequent contributor to national and international media outlets and has appeared on CNN, CTV and NPR. She has also written for The Huffington Post and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BBC News, U.S. News and World Report, International Business Times, Deutsche Welle and other outlets regarding police accountability and the structural reform of law enforcement agencies. Continue reading »

Professor Tim Davis

Professor Timothy Davis tells Winston-Salem Journal it’s unclear whether fantasy football gambling websites are legal in North Carolina

Professor Timothy Davis was quoted in the story, “Controversies, lawsuits don’t keep players away from fantasy sports websites,” in the Winston-Salem Journal on Nov. 8. The article looks at two fantasy football websites and the possibility of insider trading and predatory tactics.

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Professor George K. Walker

Professor George Walker moderates ‘Rising Seas, Baselines Issues’ panel discussion at annual ABILA meeting on Nov. 7

Dean’s Professor of Admiralty and International Law George Walker moderated a panel discussion at the International Law Association (ILA)’s and American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)’s International Law Weekend 2015 on Nov. 7 at Fordham Law School in New York City. Continue reading »

Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter tells New York Times revolt at Sequoia is ‘highly unusual’

Professor Alan Palmiter was quoted in a New York Times story, “Huge Valeant Stake Exposes Rift at Sequoia Fund,” by James B. Stewart published on Nov. 12, 2015. In the story, Professor Palmiter said the board revolt at Sequoia was highly unusual. “I’ve never heard of mutual fund directors ever quitting in protest of fund management. I’m sure it’s happened, but the world of mutual fund directors is one of ‘go along to get along.’ ” Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil is the director of the law school's Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Professor Mark Rabil participates in death penalty panel discussion at Duke University on Friday, Nov. 13

Professor Mark Rabil, director of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, is one of three participants on the panel, “Human Dignity and the Death Penalty.” to be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Duke University, Rubenstine Library, Room 153. The event, which will be followed by a dinner reception, is free and open to the public. Continue reading »