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Professor Omari Simmons

Publication co-authored by Professor Omari Simmons referenced in Canada’s Online Legal Magazine

Professor Omari Simmons speaks to the role of general counseling evolving, and what that means for counselors in the article “All the ways your legal skills can be used” by Omar Ha-Redeye for Canada’s Online Legal Magazine/Slaw. Professor Simmons is the director of the Business Law Program at Wake Forest Law and the program will offer a new in-house counsel course this fall.
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Adjunct Professor Kim Stevens (’92) hired as a Capital Resource Counsel

Adjunct Professor Kim Stevens (JD ’92) has been announced as the newest Capital Resource Counsel by the Capital Trials Expert Panel of the Federal Public Defender system and the Capital Resource Counsel Project. Professor Stevens is replacing Gerald Zerkin, who retired in March, and will begin working as a Capital Resource Counsel in July, 2015 in the Middle District of North Carolina.

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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh talks to People magazine about Urban Death Project

Professor Tanya Marsh is quoted in the following story, which ran in People magazine online here, about her Funeral and Cemetery Law class examining the laws regarding the status, treatment and disposition of human remains. In previous semesters, students have researched the law of a particular state and “represented” clients in hypothetical exercises. In the Fall 2015 semester, students will expand on this model to research the law of a particular state with respect to the feasibility of the Urban Death Project, and the resulting work product will be incorporated into the toolkit.  Planners will be expressly cautioned that the legal briefings prepared by students will not substitute for the advice of an attorney licensed to practice in a particular state, but they should provide a great start for planners and their counsel.

“This exciting collaboration with the Urban Death Project will allow students in Funeral and Cemetery Law to learn about the law while engaging in a unique and intensive experiential learning activity,” Professor Marsh explains.  “By focusing our attention on the feasibility of this project in various states, students will learn to appreciate the significance of small differences in law.  We will work on client communication skills throughout the semester in order to produce briefings that can be readily integrated into the toolkit.”

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox speaks to consequences of global warming

In an article written by Leehi Yona for, she discusses why Canada must become more aware of damages that can be created from global warming. She uses a quote from Professor John Knox, who spoke at the United Nations last week as the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons named a Joint Center Senior Fellow

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor and Criminal Justice Program Director Kami Chavis Simmons has been named a Senior Academic Fellow for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Continue reading »

Creative Commons: UNFCCC, 2015

Professor John Knox joins other human rights leaders discussing the Paris agreement

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Professor John Knox, joined other human rights leaders to discuss how the issues should be embedded in the Paris agreement. Knox recently published a report, working with the Climate Vulnerable Group of Countries, that highlights the implications of the current 2 °C temperature target versus more ambitious objectives for human rights. Continue reading »

Professor of International Law John Knox

Professor John Knox warns about temperature increase at U.N. Climate Talks covered by Reuters

Professor John Knox, U.N. special rapporteur for human rights and the environment, warned in a statement on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the United Nations Climate Talks that a 2 degree temperature increase would have “a grave effect on the enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including rights to life and health.” Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Ohio State University holds conference on Professor Eugene Mazo’s forthcoming book

A conference, sponsored by The Democracy Program at Ohio State University, in conjunction with Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, on “Election Law Stories,” a book being edited by Professor Eugene Mazo, along with his colleague Joshua Douglas of the University of Kentucky, was held June 4-5, 2015. The book will be published by Foundation Press this year. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons delivers Seaford High School commencement speech

Director of Wake Forest Law’s Business Law Program, Professor Omari Simmons, delivered the high school commencement speech for Seaford High School in Seaford, Delaware on Friday, June 5, 2015 in the Bob Dowd Stadium at Seaford High School. Simmons is a native of Delaware. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons inducted into MERIT Hall of Fame

Professor Omari Simmons was inducted into the MERIT Hall of Fame for his efforts advancing higher education opportunities. The ceremony was held at the Seaford Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, June 6 in Seaford, Delaware. Continue reading »