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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about ‘How an adverse Supreme Court ruling would send Obamacare into a tailspin’

Professor Mark Hall tells The New York Times that policy environment does not work well in the article,  “How an Adverse Supreme Court Ruling Would Send Obamacare Into a Tailspin,” published on Feb. 27, 2015.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons adds to further discussion on hate crime prosecution in the Muslim student murders

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is quoted by the Duke Chronicle in the following story: The murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier this month has brought national attention once again to how hate crimes are prosecuted in America. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in SLU’s controversial ‘The Thin Blue Line: Policing Post-Ferguson’ symposium

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Wake Forest Law Criminal Justice Program, spoke about how to police policemen during the “The Thin Blue Line: Policing Post-Ferguson” symposium at St. Louis University School of Law on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

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Professors Michael Curtis and Eugene Mazo urge U.S. Supreme Court to hear North Carolina redistricting case

On a day that North Carolina was blanketed with snow, Professors Michael Kent Curtis and Eugene Mazo were busy urging the United States Supreme Court to hear an important redistricting case.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis writes in Huffington Post about ‘Our Debt to the Abolitionists’

American slavery ended in the awful carnage of the Civil War. But to conclude Abolitionism was a failure that made no contribution to abolition of slavery (or to the cause of civil liberty) would be a grave mistake. Abolitionists divided between those who rejected political action and those who embraced it, between those who thought the Constitution was an agreement with Hell and those who read it as outlawing slavery, at least in all the federal territories. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright posts ‘Evidence Laundering: How Herring Made Ignorance the Best Detergent’ on SSRN

Yancy Gulley Professor of Criminal Law Ronald Wright worked with Kay L. Levine of Emory University School of Law and Jenia Iontcheva Turner of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law to post “Evidence Laundering: How Herring Made Ignorance the Best Detergent” on SSRN on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

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Wake Forest hosts its annual Founders Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Law professor Susan Grebeldinger receives the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Sue Grebeldinger receives Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Professor of Law Sue Grebeldinger at the Wake Forest Founders’ Day Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Wait Chapel. In presenting the award, Provost Rogan Kersh said, “I will start with the remarkable range of courses she teaches including Animal Law, an area of which she has particular interest.” Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ronald Wright among national experts to discuss the future of plea bargaining at William and Mary Law School on Feb. 20-21

Professor Ronald Wright will be among nearly two dozen of the most prominent criminal procedure scholars in the nation who will convene at William & Mary Law School on Feb. 20-21 to discuss the future of plea bargaining in the United States. Wright, who is the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Yancy Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, 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. Learn more about him here. Continue reading »


Professor John Knox inspires ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium March 26-27, 2015

“The Human Face of Environmental Inequality” symposium will be held in Benson Center and Wait Chapel on Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is inspired by and expands upon the work of John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and the first U.N. appointed Independent Expert on human rights and the environment. Knox’s three-year mandate has been to clarify human rights obligations relating to the environment, and to identify and disseminate best practices in the use of such obligations. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox to speak on climate change at Duke University on Monday, March 2

Wake Forest School of Law Professor John Knox will be featured as a panelist in the “Climate Change, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice: Which Ways Forward?” discussion at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. The panel will be hosted by the Duke Human Rights Center from 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the 101 West Duke Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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