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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 quoted in New York Times regarding Ken Thompson’s short stint as Brooklyn’s prosecutor

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following New York Times story, “Despite Ken Thompson’s Short Stint as Brooklyn Prosecutor, Agenda May Endure,”  written by Alan Feuer and published on Oct. 10, 2016.

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Russell Gold

Professor Russell Gold’s article, ‘Compensation’s Role in Deterrence,’ published in Notre Dame Law Review

Professor Russell Gold‘s article, “Compensation’s Role in Deterrence,”  was published in the most recent issue of the Notre Dame Law Review (Volume 91, Issue 5).

In the article, Professor Gold argues that compensating victims hinders more wrongdoing than other forms of relief, particularly in terms of damages in class actions. According to Professor Gold, scholars have largely overlooked that firms anticipating harm to their reputations as a result of litigation provides a source of deterrence, and because the American public values victim compensation in civil litigation, compensation enhances the legitimacy of the class device and then bolsters this reputational deterrence.

The abstract of the article follows.  To view the full article, click here.

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Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter tells Reuters ‘it’s hard to imagine a clearer corporate conflict of interest’ regarding Fidelity 401k scandal

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in the following Reuters story, “How a Private Fund of the Family that Runs Fidelity is Pocketing Hundreds of Millions off Americans’ 401(k),” originally published in Fortune on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

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Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis featured as expert in WalletHub article about N.C.’s new body camera law

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, was featured as an expert in the following WalletHub article, “Should Police Wear Body Cameras? Experts Pick Sides,” published on Oct. 5, 2016.  The article discusses North Carolina’s new body camera law with respect to recent high-profile shootings in Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Ferguson, Tulsa and more.

North Carolina’s new body camera law, which requires a court order for footage to be released, went into effect on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.  The law has sparked controversy, as many accuse the law of making policing less transparent.

Professor Kami Chavis is featured with other professors, program directors and experts in the field.  Her feature follows.

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Professor Mark Hall featured in Triad Business Journal

The following, “In the Spotlight: Mark Hall,” was written by Jim Buice and published in the Triad Business Journal on  Oct. 6, 2016.

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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) speaks at North Carolina Bar Association Appellate CLE

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 attorneys in Cary, North Carolina, on September 30, at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE.

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‘Gay Berlin’ book discussion highlighted in Yes! Weekly

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) and Robert Beachy, a former Wake Forest University history professor, are featured in the following story, “Professor Robert Beachy Presents on ‘Gay Berlin’ at WFU,” written by Allison Stalberg and published in Yes! Weekly on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein discusses ’2010 Flash Crash’ culprit and trader spoofing on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law segment

Professor Andrew Verstein appeared on the Bloomberg Radio segment, “Bloomberg Law Brief: Trump Taxes and Trader Spoofing (Audio),” on Oct. 3, 2016.  The segment was part of Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law,” hosted by June Grasso.

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Professor Wendy Parker

Professor Wendy Parker presents ‘Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter’ for 2016 Constitution Day lecture

In celebration of Constitution Day, Professor Wendy Parker opened a discussion on applications and interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause with the Wake Forest University community on Friday, Sept. 16.

In the widely attended lecture, “Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter,” Parker asked the audience to consider the language of the clause and whether presidential candidates should be responsible for understanding contemporary Constitutional interpretations, contextualizing the discussion through the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the responses it generates.

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Professor Kami Chavis

Professor Kami Chavis interview by 88.5 WFDD about N.C.’s new police body camera law

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, discussed North Carolina’s new police body camera law, which went into effect on Oct. 1, 2016, with Keri Brown on 88.5 WFDD’s Politics and Government segment.  The print story, “North Carolina Body Camera Law Goes Into Effect,” follows.

Professor Chavis also gave her “expert” opinion on the topic in the WalletHub article, “Should Police Wear Body Cameras? Experts Pick Sides.”

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