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Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in New York Times on Valeant’s $53 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan, maker of Botox

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in an Oct. 26, 2014, New York Times article on Valeant Pharmaceuticals ‘ partnering with a hedge fund to buy out Allergan, the maker of Botox.

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Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein quoted in book about the financial crisis of 2008

Professor Andrew Verstein is quoted in a new book released September 2014 entitled, “Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions.”

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Professor Tracey Banks Coan and Professor Kami Chavis Simmons featured in The Chronicle for new appointments

Wake Forest Law has announced some changes.

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons has been named director of the new Criminal Justice Program, and Professor Tracey Banks Coan has been named the school’s first assistant dean for academic engagement.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons featured in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recognized Professor Kami Chavis Simmons for her new teaching position as director of the new criminal justice program at the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Professor Simmons has been on the law school’s faculty since 2006. Professor Simmons is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation from Harvard Law School, Professor Simmons practiced law in Washington and later was an assistant United States Attorney.

The article cites these appointments in higher education.

Samory Kpotufe is a new assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2012, he has been an assistant research professor at the Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago. Prior to that appointment, D.r Kpotufe was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Kpotufe is a graduate of the University of Denver. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego.

Nadine Finigan-Carr was named a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She was a clinical research specialist at the university.

Dr. Finigan-Carr is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she majored in psychology and African American studies. She holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore and a doctorate from the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Charlotte Braithwaite is a new assistant professor of theater arts. She was a visiting professor of theater and dance at Amherst College in western Massachusetts.

Braithwaite is a graduate of the Amsterdam School for the Arts in the Netherlands. She earned a master of fine arts degree in directing from the Yale School of Drama.

View the original article from The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret H. Taylor will participate in “The Future of Immigration Enforcement” symposium on Friday, Oct. 24

Professor Margaret H. Taylor will participate in the  “The Future of Immigration Enforcement,” symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Oct. 24, 2014. Continue reading »

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) tells Time Warner Cable News federal authority is clear in same-sex marriage debate

GRAHAM — An elected official in Alamance County said a federal judge had no legal standing to overturn North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. Ten days ago, U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn struck down North Carolina Amendment 1, passed by voters in 2012, but a law school dean says Cogburn was on firm legal ground. Continue reading »

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

Professor Harold Lloyd to lead discussion at the ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference on Friday, Oct. 24

Professor Harold Lloyd to lead a round table discussion on Friday, Oct. 24, at the ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference in Orlando, Fla.  The topic he is discussing will be “Default and Remedies–All Perspectives.”

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall named among newest members of the Institute of Medicine

Wake Forest University Law and School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Professor Mark Hall has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a subset of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox makes first fact-finding visit to France as U.N. Independent Expert on human rights, environment

GENEVA  – The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, will undertake an official visit to France from Oct. 20-24, 2014, to assess how the country is implementing human rights relating to environmental protection and to identify good practices. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons discusses N.C. constitutional amendment on jury trials

A ballot amendment asks residents to vote for or against changing the state constitution to allow those accused of crimes the right to waive a trial by jury and allow a judge to decide their fate. Jury trials would still be required in all cases with the possibility of a death sentence.

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