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Conversation With Kami Simmons

‘A Conversation With …’ Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Amanda Wharton (‘17) interviewed Professor Kami Chavis Simmons on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Wake Forest Law as a part of the “Conversation With” series. Professor Simmons, who joined the Wake Forest Law faculty in 2006, frequently makes presentations on law-enforcement issues and is a leader in the field of police accountability. She writes in the areas of police and prosecutorial accountability, federal hate crimes legislation and enforcement, and racial profiling. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to speak about his work for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox will speak about his experience at the first independent expert on human rights and the environment for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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Professor George K. Walker

Professor George Walker publishes lead article in the Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce

Professor George Walker, Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law at the Wake Forest University School of Law, chaired a panel discussion, “Potential Chaos on the Oceans: Baselines Issues,” on October 24 in New York City as part of the International Law Association (American Branch) annual meeting theme, “International Law in a Time of Chaos.”

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Wake Forest Law to host a ‘Conversation With’ Professor Kami Chavis Simmons on Wednesday, Nov. 19

Wake Forest Law will host Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, as part of its “Conversation With” series at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law co-sponsors panel discussion on role of in-house counsel during corporate crisis on Nov. 13

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A panel, including Wake Forest Law Professor Harold Lloyd, will discuss the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel when a company goes through a corporate crisis, such as the one faced by General Motors earlier this year, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the O’Henry Hotel.

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Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh offers quick fix for funeral directors with respect to Ebola in WFU Law Review article

Professor Tanya Marsh shares her thoughts in a new article, “Ebola, Embalming, and The Dead: Controlling The Spread of Infectious Diseases,”published by the Wake Forest Law Review on Oct. 31, 2014. Continue reading »

Human rights and the environment: Professor John Knox, a UN expert, in first fact-finding visit to France

The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, will undertake an official visit to France from 20 – 24 October 2014, to assess how the country is implementing human rights relating to environmental protection and to identify good practices.

“France is at the forefront at linking human rights with environmental protection,” the expert said, praising it for being the first country to devote an entire constitutional declaration to the right to the environment.

The French Environment Charter raises sustainable development to the highest level in France’s legal structure, alongside the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the preamble to the 1946 Constitution.

“However,” Mr. Knox stressed, “it is important to assess the lessons learned and challenges faced in the country with regard to realisation of such environmental rights, as well as how it is addressing global environmental challenges with human rights impacts, such as climate change.”

During his five-day visit, at the invitation of the Government, the UN Independent Expert will meet Government officials and experts, as well as representatives of civil society.

Mr. Knox will present his preliminary observations on the visit at a press conference on the last day of the mission, Friday 24 October at 11:00, at Salle René Cassin, Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH), 35 rue saint Dominique, 75007 Paris.

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Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo co-presents ‘Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design’ at Boston College on Oct. 31

Imagine this scenario. One day, the foreign minister of a distant and developing country finds you, a young faculty member, in your law school office and asks for your help in writing a new constitution for his struggling nation. As a law professor, what do you tell the foreign minister? What tools would you use to write this new constitution? Where do you begin? Continue reading »

Professor Michael Green writes article, sparks dispute among asbestos experts

Toxic tort experts are in dispute over the proper employment of the Supreme Court’s Daubert ruling in regards to determining the sufficiency of evidence of causation and when it’s appropriate to address admissibility in asbestos cases. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall to help shape health care policy as member of Institute of Medicine

Since 1970, the Institute of Medicine has recognized and tapped into the collective knowledge of a broad range of health care experts, and has now added another Triad expert to its number. Continue reading »