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Professor Solanke poses with her students this semester on the last day of class.

Visiting Professor Iyiola Solanke returns to teach European Union Law course

After a hiatus in 2014-15, Visiting Professor Iyiola Solanke returned in Fall 2015 to teach a concentrated course through the third week of September on the law of the European Union as she has done since 2010. Continue reading »

Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh provides law students with hands-on experience in funeral and cemetery law

Professor Tanya Marsh may not see dead people, but she certainly spends a lot of time researching and writing about them.  She has more than a passing interest in the laws surrounding human remains—she has literally written the book on the subject. Her approach to scholarship is unusually hands-on; during the summer, Professor Marsh took the licensing exam to become a funeral director in the State of California. It is likely that she is the only tenured law professor in America to hold such a license. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro to testify in front of U.S. Senate committee on revamping rulemaking process Wednesday, Sept. 16

Wake Forest Law Professor Sidney A. Shapiro, the Frank U. Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law, will testify in front of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) regarding several bills aimed at revamping the federal rulemaking process beginning at 10 a..m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in D-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Continue reading »

Faculty News and Notes Summer 2015

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in U.S. News and World Report about Freddie Gray police settlement case

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells U.S. News and World Report in the following story that police departments are under no direct pressure to change.

U.S. News and World Report writes: Baltimore’s decision Wednesday to give the family of Freddie Gray $6.4 million has been hailed as a triumph for those who have complained about police brutality, and a way to bring closure to a Baltimore community still attempting to heal painful divisions with its own police department. But it’s the wounded community that will end up paying, with its tax dollars, the settlement to the family of Gray, who died at age 25 while in police custody. Continue reading »

Professor Jonathan Cardi

Professor Jonathan Cardi selected to be Associate Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts

Professor Jonathan Cardi has been selected to be an Associate Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts, a project directed by the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor’s article regarding non-LPR cancellation featured on immigration blog

Professor Margaret Taylor’s article, “What Happened to Non-LPR Cancellation? Rationalizing Immigration Enforcement by Restoring Durable Relief from Removal” is featured in the Las Vegas/Reno Family Immigration Blog from Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Taylor is well known for her teaching and research on immigration detention policy and the deportation of criminal offenders. She is a recipient of the school’s Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award and of the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has testified on immigration detention before Congress and the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.  Continue reading »

Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Research by Professor Tanya Marsh, Daniel Gibson (JD ’15) about human remains featured in Winston-Salem Journal

The Winston-Salem Journal published the following story on Sept. 8, 2015:

Legal problems don’t go away when loved ones die. They can get more complicated. Continue reading »

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) named first assistant dean for instructional design, interim director of Master in Studies in Law degree

Wake Forest Law Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) has been named the law school’s first assistant dean for instructional design and interim director of the Master in Studies in Law (MSL) degree program. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells Wisconsin Public Radio police body cameras important tool in police accountability

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons talked on Wisconsin Public Radio about the role of body cameras in communities on Thursday, Sept. 3. Simmons is director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest University School of Law and she has made numerous radio and TV appearances in addition to writing articles for both international and national media outlets.

“Police-worn body cameras represent an important tool in increasing police accountability,” she said during the interview. “However, these cameras are only a part of what should be comprehensive strategy to promote professionalism, increase integrity and accountability, and build the public’s trust with respect to local police departments. Body-worn cameras are an evolving technology and the polices jurisdictions develop will need to  evolve as well.”

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