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Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh offers quick fix for funeral directors with respect to Ebola in WFU Law Review article

Professor Tanya Marsh shares her thoughts in a new article, “Ebola, Embalming, and The Dead: Controlling The Spread of Infectious Diseases,”published by the Wake Forest Law Review on Oct. 31, 2014. Continue reading »

Human rights and the environment: Professor John Knox, a UN expert, in first fact-finding visit to France

The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, will undertake an official visit to France from 20 – 24 October 2014, to assess how the country is implementing human rights relating to environmental protection and to identify good practices.

“France is at the forefront at linking human rights with environmental protection,” the expert said, praising it for being the first country to devote an entire constitutional declaration to the right to the environment.

The French Environment Charter raises sustainable development to the highest level in France’s legal structure, alongside the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the preamble to the 1946 Constitution.

“However,” Mr. Knox stressed, “it is important to assess the lessons learned and challenges faced in the country with regard to realisation of such environmental rights, as well as how it is addressing global environmental challenges with human rights impacts, such as climate change.”

During his five-day visit, at the invitation of the Government, the UN Independent Expert will meet Government officials and experts, as well as representatives of civil society.

Mr. Knox will present his preliminary observations on the visit at a press conference on the last day of the mission, Friday 24 October at 11:00, at Salle René Cassin, Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH), 35 rue saint Dominique, 75007 Paris.

Read the story on The Asia Digest.

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo co-presents ‘Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design’ at Boston College on Oct. 31

Imagine this scenario. One day, the foreign minister of a distant and developing country finds you, a young faculty member, in your law school office and asks for your help in writing a new constitution for his struggling nation. As a law professor, what do you tell the foreign minister? What tools would you use to write this new constitution? Where do you begin? Continue reading »

Professor Michael Green writes article, sparks dispute among asbestos experts

Toxic tort experts are in dispute over the proper employment of the Supreme Court’s Daubert ruling in regards to determining the sufficiency of evidence of causation and when it’s appropriate to address admissibility in asbestos cases. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall to help shape health care policy as member of Institute of Medicine

Since 1970, the Institute of Medicine has recognized and tapped into the collective knowledge of a broad range of health care experts, and has now added another Triad expert to its number. Continue reading »

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 »