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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons talks to WFDD about what we can learn from Ferguson

As the nation digests the news coming out of Missouri, a local law professor who studies police culture says there are lessons that can be learned from it, but says reports of violence are overshadowing the problem. Wake Forest Law Professor and Director of Criminal Justice Program Kami Chavis Simmons says is the underlying issue is how poor communities and those of color are policed.  Continue reading »
Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons featured in Deutsch Welle article regarding Ferguson and the U.S. criminal justice system

The judicial process in Ferguson was not illegal, but the prosecutor’s conduct deviated from the norm and thus created a perception of unfairness, two legal scholars tell DW. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes op/ed in New York Times about bias straining police prosecutions

The following op/ed by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons ran on the Opinion page of the New York Times on Nov. 25 under the headline, “Bias Can Strain an Already Difficult Standard in Prosecuting Police.” Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks quoted in Baltimore Sun about fraternity hazing

Professor Gregory Parks addresses fraternity hazing in the following Baltimore Sun story, stating he believes the national Greek organizations bear the greatest responsibility for preventing hazing, adding that universities should encourage more positive bonding experiences. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells Winston-Salem Journal she wasn’t surprised by Ferguson, Mo., jury decision

Local civil-rights activists say they are disappointed that a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided Monday not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons co-authors article in The St. Louis American about Ferguson

The Ferguson grand jury has made its decision. Now is the time for city, county, and state officials in Missouri to work to restore the legitimacy they lost through the events surrounding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Racially disproportionate stops, excessive court fines, police aggression, and other factors also suggest government is not serving all citizens equally. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in Inside Health Insurance Exchanges regarding private insurance for middle class

Professor Mark Hall addresses the politics of private insurance subsidies for the middle class in the following article from the Inside Health Insurance Exchange newsletter saying, “the politics of private insurance subsidies for the middle class are distinctly different.” Hall is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy and bioethics. He regularly consults with government officials, foundations and think tanks about health care public policy issues. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School professor Kami Simmons.

Criminal Justice Program Director Kami Chavis Simmons says Ferguson grand jury decision may not mean end of inquiry

As the nation waits to find out what decision a grand jury has reached about whether to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Wake Forest University School of Law Professor and Criminal Justice Program Director Kami Chavis Simmons says it is critical to note that this will not necessarily be the end of the inquiry no matter the decision. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks receives Delta Gamma Fraternity Compass Award

Professor Gregory Parks has been named among the four recipients of the 2014 Delta Gamma Fraternity Compass Award. “It’s humbling to be recognized for the research I’ve been doing for the past five, or more, years,” he said. “I pray that it makes a difference.” Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted on NPR’s Marketplace about avoiding the ‘regulatory capture’ trap

Another day, another Senate hearing on the financial industry. Continue reading »