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Professors John Knox and Richard Schneider present at ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium

The work of Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert in environmental law, was an inspiration of the symposium titled “The Human Face of Environmental Inequality.” The symposium was held in Benson Center on Thursday and Friday, March 26 – 27 at Wake Forest University. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and the Human Rights and Global Justice research group, an affiliate of the Humanities Institute.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons featured in The New York Times opinion pages about police using deadly force

Kami Chavis Simmons, a former federal prosecutor, is a professor and director of the criminal justice program at Wake Forest University School of Law. The police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., seems to many to be the latest occurrence in a disturbing pattern of police officers using deadly force against unarmed African Americans. Simmons is among four persons included in The New York Times Opinion Pages in the debate, “Do Police Use Deadly Force Too Often?” Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons reacts to police shooting of suspect in North Charleston, S.C.

Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, says the shooting of a black man by a white North Charleston, S.C., police officer over the weekend highlights the need for greater transparency and accountability in policing in the United States. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo speaks at leading symposium on the Law of Democracy

Professor Eugene Mazo recently spoke at a leading voting rights symposium, along with some of the foremost election law and democracy scholars in the nation. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall cited in AJMC article on benefits of Affordable Care Act

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall is cited in The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) article titled “Medical Loss Ratio Provision Pays Consumers $5 Billion from 2011-2013″ by Laura Joszt, published on March 26, 2015.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis’ Law Review article on discrimination quoted regarding Indiana’s new religious freedom law

A 2012 article by Professor Michael Curtis written for the Wake Forest Law Review was quoted in a Newseum Institute article titled, “Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law faces critics, history” on March 31, 2015.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons to speak at George Washington Law School on April 2 regarding White House Task Force policing report

Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, will speak on a panel regarding the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s report on Thursday, April 2, at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox named first United Nations Human Right Council special rapporteur on human rights and the environment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox has been named the first special rapporteur on human rights and the environment to the United Nations. Knox has served as the first Independent Expert on human rights and the environment to the United Nations since 2012.  Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein’s article ‘Insider Trading in Commodities Markets’ to be published in Virgina Law Review

Professor Andrew Verstein‘s article, “Insider Trading in Commodities Markets,” will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Professor Verstein teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Financial Services Regulation and Securities Regulation. Verstein’s research focuses on financial regulation and contract law. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall tells NPR’s Marketplace health insurance companies are healthy

Professor Mark Hall tells NPR’s Marketplace Dan Gorenstein in this story that despite a rough few years, health insurance companies have weathered the storm. On Thursday, a new report out from the Commonwealth Fund finds the health insurance industry is doing just fine, thank you very much. Continue reading »