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Professor Mark Rabil participates in N.C. Advocates for Justice Annual Death Penalty Seminar

Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil recently participated in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Death Penalty Seminar held to educate and inform attorneys handling death penalty cases. More than 200 lawyers attended the panel that attempted to assist attorneys and capital defense team workers with handling issues of traumatization within the courtroom. Continue reading »

Professor Don Castleman

Memorial service for Professor Don Castleman held Saturday, Feb. 7

The Wake Forest Law community is in shock over the recent death of Professor Don Castleman, who began teaching at the law school in 1979. For 36 years, Professor Castleman specialized in estates, trusts, and taxation. His obituary can be found in the Winston-Salem Journal here.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27101, with Pastor Peter Barnes officiating. There will be a gathering in the church’s Fellowship Hall following the service. Flowers can be sent to the church. Memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Ka., 66675, or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis writes Huffington Post blog about using race in the struggle for political mastery

After their victories in 2010 state legislative elections, Republicans reapportioned a number of state legislatures. They drew districts so that, for later elections, a minority or slim majority of Republican voters for Congress or the state legislature could produce a super-majority of Republican legislators. Since most blacks vote Democratic, Republican legislators often gerrymandered using race. They claimed justification under the Voting Rights Act. North Carolina is an instructive example of the technique. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons featured in winter issue of the Journal of College Admission

Professor Omari Simmons discusses “social capital deficit” in the winter 2015 issue of the Journal of College Admission. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons participates in 27th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference

Professor Omari Simmons served as a panelist for the 27 Annual Sadie T.M Alexander Commemorative Conference, hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at University of Pennsylvania Law School on Saturday, Jan. 24. Continue reading »

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) to receive Renaissance Lawyer Award from N.C. Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Board of Governors has voted unanimously to award the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award to interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77). The award will be presented at the NCBA Annual Meeting on June 19 in Asheville, N.C. Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76), partner at Parker Poe and president of the NCBA, will present the award to Dean Reynolds. Arrowood received the award in 2011. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall tells Yahoo Finance insurance premiums are going up due to medical costs, not corporate profits

The rising cost of healthcare is a big budget-buster for many families, and a lot of them fault the Affordable Care Act for straining their finances. But the controversial healthcare law appears to be getting far more blame than it deserves. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to participate in N.C. Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation Symposium on Friday, Jan. 30

Professor John Knox will speak at  the N.C. Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation Symposium on Friday, Jan. 30, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Eugene Mazo writes about campaign finance in the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy

Professor Eugene Mazo published a paper in the 2014 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy entitled, “The Disappearance of Corruption and the New Path Forward in Campaign Finance.” Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh elected to The American Law Institute

Professor Tanya Marsh is among 26 new members elected to The American Law Institute (ALI) on Tuesday, Jan. 27. According to ALI, this group includes highly accomplished individuals from 15 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading »