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

Professor Mark Rabil to speak on ‘Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System’ symposium panel Thursday, March 19

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic, will participate in a faculty panel discussion as part of the faculty-student symposium, “Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System,” and opening for the art exhibit “Release: From Stigma to Acceptance” on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, 2015, to be held at ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404, on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The symposium is being held by The Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons to present the Dunbar-Stone Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, March 20

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will be the special guest lecturer at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History auditorium located at 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor quoted in L.A. Times regarding immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

More than 7,000 immigrant children have been ordered deported without appearing in court since large numbers of minors from Central America began illegally crossing the U.S. border in 2013, federal statistics show. Margaret Taylor, a law professor at Wake Forest University, says in the article following from the Los Angeles Times that “immigrants who have been ordered deported may eventually file motions to reopen their cases. To do so, an immigrant must prove that he or she did not receive a notice to appear or couldn’t show up for the hearing.” Taylor further states that, “Those future cases will create new strains on what she calls an underfunded, overburdened and ‘antiquated’ court system.” She noted that immigrants are required to file address changes through the mail, instead of online, which may open the door to errors. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox writes Universal Rights Group blog post regarding Human Rights Council climate change debate on Friday, March 6

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, Independent Expert on human rights and the environment to the United Nations, authored the following article for the Universal Rights Group blog, URG Insights, regarding the Human Right Council’s full-day panel debate on climate change, happening on Friday, March 6, 2015, saying it “should be a springboard for further and deeper action in the run-up to COP21 in Paris.” Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd publishes article about legal education in Wake Forest Law Review

Professor Harold Lloyd has published and revised an article, Exercising Common Sense, Exorcising Langdell: The Inseparability of Legal Theory, Practice and the Humanities, in the Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 5, on Feb, 28, 2015. Continue reading »

Professor Tim Davis

Professor Tim Davis tells blog that high school sports lawsuits arise because of athletes’ interests at stake

Professor Tim Davis tells Get the Picture blog that lawsuits surrounding high school sports arise not just because of the litigious nature of society, but also more importantly because of the interests at stake. The article, titled “A lawsuit waiting to happen?,” was published on March 1, 2015.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program, quoted in EBONY Magazine about Ferguson

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted by EBONY in the following article, “What Side Are You On: McCulloch Defends Himself, St. Louis Police.”

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Professor Chris Coughlin

Professor Christine Coughlin (’90) shares expertise on ‘Ebola: At Home and Abroad’ symposium faculty panel

Professor Christine Coughlin (’90) was featured as an expert panelist for Wake Forest University’s symposium, “Ebola: At Home and Abroad,” held Feb. 12-13. Coughlin, who spoke on the first night of the two-night informational event, discussed U.S. quarantine law and how it differs from state to state along with the outdated regulations currently in place that do not fit the needs of modern viral outbreaks. Coughlin joined an expert panel of Wake Forest University faculty and guest speakers specializing in history, economics, bioethics, biology and medicine.

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Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes Huffington Post blog about the Supreme Court and Obamacare

The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell argue that federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) are lawful only in states which have set up their own health care exchanges. This case is now pending before the United States Supreme Court, and the very survival of the ACA could be at stake. In the words of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled against the plaintiffs, “[w]ith only sixteen state-run Exchanges currently in place, the economic framework supporting the Act would crumble if the credits were unavailable on federal Exchanges.” Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about ‘How an adverse Supreme Court ruling would send Obamacare into a tailspin’

Professor Mark Hall tells The New York Times that policy environment does not work well in the article,  “How an Adverse Supreme Court Ruling Would Send Obamacare Into a Tailspin,” published on Feb. 27, 2015.

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