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Quentin Huff (BA ’95, JD ’03) joins Wake Forest Law as Assistant Director of Bar Success

Professor Quentin Huff (BA ’95, JD ’03) joined Wake Forest Law in August 2016 as Assistant Director of Bar Success, but this is not his first experience with Wake Forest or the law school. “I like to call myself a ‘Triple Deac,’” he says.

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Professor Wendy Parker

Professor Wendy Parker to give Wake Forest Constitution Day lecture on Friday, Sept. 16

In celebration of Constitution Day 2016, Professor Wendy Parker will present her lecture,  ”Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter.”  The lecture is set for noon on Friday, Sept. 16, in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  The event is free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.

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Professor Mark Hall appointed to Brookings Institution as Nonresident Senior Fellow in Center for Health Policy

Professor Mark Hall, the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, has been appointed as the only Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, part of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank’s Economic Studies research program.

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Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis speaks at Wake Forest Fall Leadership Summit on Thursday, Sept. 8

Professor Kami Chavis, Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, spoke at Wake Forest University’s Fall Leadership Summit on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Graylyn Estate’s Mews Conference Room.
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic

Professor Mark Rabil and Innocence and Justice Clinic featured in Record & Landmark article chronicling Norman Satterfield’s wrongful conviction

The Innocence and Justice Clinic and Director Professor Mark Rabil was featured in the Statesville Record & Landmark article, “‘MY OWN HELL’: 37 years after rape, victim’s life remains forever changed and a prisoner maintains his innocence,” published by Robert E. Lee on Sept. 4, 2016.

The articles chronicles the wrongful conviction of Norman Satterfield of Statesville, N.C.  Statterfield was sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for rape and burglary charges.  In 2012, the Innocence and Justice Clinic took his case.  Satterfield was expected to be released this past spring.  Instead, his sentence was reduced due to an overlooked common robbery conviction.

The first section of the article follows.

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Heather Gram returns to teach LAWR, Business Drafting

Adjunct Professor Heather Gram will begin the 2016-2017 academic year teaching the first section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) to first-year students in the fall. In the spring semester, she will teach the second section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research as well as a Business Drafting course.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Kent Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal: ‘It’s a good day for the right to vote’

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina’s voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The court rejected a request by Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright 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.

Professor Ron Wright says Florida election results hint at a new era of prosecutor accountability

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following story, “John Legend, yes that one, is happy State Attorney Angela Corey lost Tuesday night,”  published by the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 30, 2016.  The quote also ran in the Common Dreams article, “Celebrations Abound as Angela Corey, ‘Cruelest Prosecutor in America,’ Ousted.”

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Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green tells Philadelphia Inquirer of ‘smoking gun’ in Ikea dresser recall

Professor Michael Green was featured in the following Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Ikea balks at releasing records tied to deadly dresser recall,” published by Tricia Nadolny on August 29, 2016.  The article was also published on Yahoo! Finance Canada.

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Meghan M. Boone, Visiting Assistant Professor

Meghan Boone joins faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor teaching civil procedure

Meghan Boone joined Wake Forest Law in July 2016 as a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching civil procedure.

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