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Professors tell Winston-Salem Chronicle why they support recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings

Law professors support of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about the Affordable Care Act, fair housing, and marriage equality has been very high, according to an article written by The Chronicle of Winston-Salem.
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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will participate in the Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable, “21st Century Policing,” to be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Simmons will speak during the Policy and Oversight section of the roundtable. Continue reading »

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 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Justice Scalia in a fairly-recent co-authored book (Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts) tells us that “in their full context, words mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written — with the understanding that general terms may embrace later technological innovations.” Justice Scalia considers something like this approach “the normal, natural approach to understanding anything that has been said or written in the past.” (I say “something like this” because in that most recent book Justice Scalia gives multiple and not entirely consistent definitions of original meaning — more about that below.) Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on scarcity of elected black prosecutors across U.S. cited by Reuters, other national media

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on elected prosecutors was recently quoted in numerous national news stories regarding the fact that 60 percent of states do not have elected black prosecutors. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) highlighted in National Jurist article about year of female deans

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) is featured in the National Jurist article, “Year of the female dean,” which published on July 8, 2015. Reynolds was appointed to lead her alma mater after serving as its executive associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2014. Following a year of work as the interim dean, she is now the first woman ever appointed as the school’s head. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons presents for the Carolina Advising Corps at UNC-Chapel Hill

On Monday, June 29, Professor Omari Simmons gave a presentation titled “Social Capital and Navigating the Higher Education Landscape” for the Carolina Advising Corps. The presentation was part of the training of new Carolina Advising Corps participants. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ron Wright speaks in webinar about Criminal Liability of workplace health and safety violations

Professor Ron Wright spoke on Friday, June 26, 2015 about expanding criminal liability of workplace health and safety violations in a webinar co-sponsored by the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) and National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH). Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) tell Asheville Citizen Times SCOTUS decision could become landmark case

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) are quoted in the following article originally published by the Asheville Citizen Times here.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath writes in The Huffington Post: ‘Can Hatred Be a Virtue?’

Professor Shannon Gilreath published the following piece on his personal Huffington Post blog:

The following is a reflection on something that happened to me recently, and why I feel it is a moment to learn and to teach. Continue reading »

Wake Forest School of Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

The Charlotte Observer Q&A: Wake Forest Law dean on what same-sex marriage ruling means for N.C.

The Charlotte Observer’s Tim Funk spoke to Dean Suzanne Reynolds to clarify just what does Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling mean for North Carolina? Does the decision affect magistrates who may cite religious objections to refuse to marry same-sex couples? And will gays and lesbians who marry their partners enjoy the same benefits and rights as other married couples? Continue reading »