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Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green quoted in national media about wave of Lipitor lawsuits

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about possible serious side effects of its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor but never properly warned the public. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall’s health insurance study cited in Arizona Daily News

Some Arizonans will be getting money back from their health insurance companies this summer. Continue reading »

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Executive Associate Dean Suzanne Reynolds quoted in High Point Enterprise regarding gay marriage ban

It appears that a federal court is making what seemed like a legal buttress against gay marriage in North Carolina a moot point.

More than two years ago, state voters overwhelmingly approved what became known as Amendment One — a ban on gay marriage in the state Constitution.
The state already had a law against gay marriage passed by the N.C. General Assembly 20 years ago. But advocates for Amendment One said the ban needed to be codified in the state Constitution to provide greater protection for exclusive marriage between one man and one woman. The measure passed in May 2012 with 61 percent of the vote. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ron Wright deepens relationship between Wake Forest Law and Kosovo

A unique relationship has developed, and deepened, between Wake Forest University School of Law and the Balkan country of Kosovo, with the school educating legal scholars from the country, and faculty advising the country’s leaders as they rebuild its justice system. Continue reading »

Matthew Phillips (’00, JD ’06) has been named associate dean for Working Professional Programs at Wake Forest University School of Business

Matthew Phillips (JD ’06) has been named associate dean for Working Professional Programs at Wake Forest University School of Business. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in New Jersey Star-Ledger on investigation of Newark racial-profiling cases

A three-year investigation of the Newark Police Department has unearthed numerous constitutional violations in pedestrian stops and arrests, as well as the use of excessive force that is disproportionately affecting black citizens. Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons discusses the difficulty of proving intentional discrimination in court in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, saying, “Often times, in order to prove these cases, you need a smoking gun or some testimony that this is why the officer…engaged in this conduct, and that’s very difficult to find.”

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons says chokehold is ‘indefensible’ during HuffPo Live interview

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was interviewed on HuffPo Live on July 21, 2014 regarding the death of Eric Garner after police officers put him in a chokehold. Controversy hit the New York Police Department last week after the death of New York “gentle giant” Eric Garner, who can be seen in several videos struggling as police officers keep him in a chokehold. Continue reading »

Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green tells Winston-Salem Journal Reynolds punitive damage verdict strikes of jury overreach

A Florida state jury is trying to send a message about tobacco manufacturers’ past marketing strategies by handing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a $23.6 billion punitive damages award Friday.

Professor Joel Newman with the Paxton Phoenix

Professor Joel Newman visits the Paxton Phoenix, the steam-powered automobile

In the spring of 2011, I saw a piece in The New York Times about a steam-powered automobile, the Paxton Phoenix.  The car had been developed by Robert Paxton McCulloch, heir to the McCulloch chainsaw fortune.  He initiated the project in 1949, and finally abandoned it in 1954.  According to the sole, surviving member of the team—a retired foreman living in California—the project was killed by unfavorable tax laws.  Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes on Huffington Post blog about controversial SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby case

Professor Harold Lloyd discusses the controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the recent Hobby Lobby case and its potential implications in his blog post titled “Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Players?” on HuffingtonPost.com.

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