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Professor John Knox says international community must do more to protect environmentalists from violence

All around the world, people who are on the front lines of efforts to protect our planet are murdered for their eco-advocacy. They put their lives on the line, and they are being slaughtered while the world does not appear to notice. Many other environmentalists are subject to intimidation, violence, stigmatization and criminalization. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons to moderate ‘Solutions for Improving Police/Community Relations’ in W-S town hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 19

The Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity has scheduled a second town hall meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 (the federal Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday), in the Anderson Center’s Dillard Auditorium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. The community is invited to participate.
Like the first meeting, the upcoming one will address the theme, “Solutions for Improving Police/Community Relations.”

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A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil presents U.S. death penalty system to various groups in Taiwan

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, joined the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei. Also participating on the panel was Wilson’s former law clerk, John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney in Virginia, and now head of while-collar crime for Holland & Knight. Continue reading »

Indiana University's Andrew Klein presents Professor Michael Green with the AALS Torts Section William L. Prosser Award

Professor Michael Green recognized for outstanding scholarship, teaching during 2015 AALS annual meeting

Professor Michael Green was recognized by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Torts and Compensation Systems Section on Sunday, Jan. 4. The section presented Green with the annual William L. Prosser Award for outstanding contribution in scholarship, teaching and service related to tort law. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox’s recent UN talks highlight need to include human impacts of green projects

Two of the UN climate talks’ biggest greenhouse gas solutions also happen to be two of the negotiators’ most difficult human rights problems. Continue reading »

Journal Photo by Andrew Dye -- 10/04/12 - Mark Rabil(left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the Director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Professor Mark Rabil tells the Winston-Salem Journal death penalty on the way out

Juries in North Carolina handed out just three death sentences in 2014, helping contribute to the lowest number of people sentenced to death nationally in 40 years, according to a report from the Death Penalty Information Center. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells U.S. News citizens need to understand police are risking their lives

“The police are the public and the public are the police.” This maxim – part of nine principles that guide New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other law enforcement officials – reflects not only the harsh reality that police officers must exist within the same communities they protect and oversee, but that the communities themselves often are the foundation for enforcing laws and order. It would make sense, then, that when the sentiments of a community change, the ways of maintaining law and order must change as well. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall co-authors study on local enforcement of federal immigration laws negative affect on health care

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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Professor Tanya Marsh predicts migration to online, mobile banking among major 2015 economic trends

WalletHub’s 11 Economic Predictions for 2015

GDP Growth Will Be Roughly 3%

2015 is expected to be another solid year for the U.S. economy, despite the various problems being endured by many foreign markets. In fact, all of the experts we consulted expect the U.S. economy to continue slowly trending upward, as we gain momentum at the end of 2014, and for GDP growth to be around 3% in the New Year. Continue reading »

Former adjunct Professor Guy Blynn, longtime activist and lawyer who led Silk Plant Forest committee, dies

Former Wake Forest Law adjunct Professor Guy Blynn, a retired Reynolds American executive who was the chairman of the Silk Plant Forest Citizens Review Committee and established the Blynn Holocaust Collection at Forsyth Technical Community College, died Wednesday. He was 69. Continue reading »