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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh quoted in Metro Philadephia regarding Pennsylvania’s restrictive funeral home regulations

Professor Tanya Marsh is quoted in the following Metro Philadelphia article published on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015  about how an obscure lawsuit over funeral home regulations coupled with a down economy has resulted in the recent discoveries of bodies in unlicensed funeral homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marsh teaches Property, Real Estate Transactions, a Seminar on Law, Business, and the Economy, Funeral and Cemetery Law, and Professional Development. Her scholarship addresses commercial real estate, the regulation of community banks, and the laws regarding the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains.
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Professor Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh writes in The Huffington Post: ‘A Grave Injustice to Religious and Economic Liberty in New Jersey’

Professor Tanya Marsh published the following on Aug. 31, 2015, on her Huffington Post blog: Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) featured as Tar Heel of the Week in Raleigh News and Observer

Raleigh News and Observer Correspondent Marti Maguire featured Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) as the Tar Heel of the Week in the following story:

As a young law professor, Suzanne Reynolds was drawn to the field of family law because of the gender disparities she saw written into the state’s laws – antiquated notions she would work to change in a long career as a prominent expert in the field. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professor Gene Mazo discusses N.C. congressional districts heading back to state high court with WFDD

WFDD’s Paul Garber interviewed Professor Gene Mazo for the following report about North Carolina’s congressional district lines:

North Carolina’s disputed congressional maps are headed back to the state Supreme Court Monday, where the justices will be looking at how prominently the role of race played in drawing the lines. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf (JD ’15) write op/ed in Winston-Salem Journal stating Medicaid reform in sight

 Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf (JD ’15) wrote the following op/ed that was published here in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, Aug. 30. Shoaf is a research fellow with, and Hall is the director of, the  law school’s Health Law and Policy Program. Continue reading »

Professor Tanya Marsh and Daniel Gibson (JD ’15) publish first casebook on cemetery law

Most recent graduates take a breather after they finish the bar exam. Daniel Gibson (JD ’15) went to work finishing up a book instead. “Cemetery Law: The Law of Burying Grounds in the United States” was published on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77). Photo: Julie Knight. Courtesy Triad Business Journal.

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) profiled in Triad Business Journal about scripting new chapter for law school

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) is profiled by the Triad Business Journal in the Friday, Aug. 21 article, “Suzanne Reynolds: Law dean not afraid to script new chapter.” A portion of the article follows with a link to the full article.

It’s beyond fair to say that Suzanne Reynolds is a proud Wake Forest University School of Law lawyer. Continue reading »

Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter tells the Wall Street Journal there may have been pent up demand for proxy access

Wake Forest Law Professor Alan Palmiter talks to the Wall Street Journal about the recent uptick from proxy access.

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Investors have new ammunition in the fight to place directors on company boards – improved financial performance. Continue reading »

Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis writes in The Huffington Post that ‘Free Speech Matters’

Professor Michael Curtis published the following piece on The Huffington Post blog: Protesters chanting “black lives matter” have heckled, seized the microphone, and shut down a Seattle, Washington, rally for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. An offer to let the protesters speak after Sanders was rejected. Continue reading »

Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh publishes unprecedented resource regarding human remains

“Death is sometimes tragic, sometimes a blessing—always inevitable. Death transforms a living human being, a person with rights and autonomy, into … something else. Tissue and bone, once animated by life, converted into an object of fear, a focus for grief, and a medical and scientific resource.”

“The Law of Human Remains”


A human cadaver is no longer a person, but neither is it an object to be easily discarded. As a result of this tenuous legal status, human remains occupy an uneasy position in U.S. law. Perhaps because of what anthropologist Ernest Becker called our “universal fear of death,” the law of human remains occupies a remarkably unexamined niche of U.S. law.

In her new book, “The Law of Human Remains,” Professor Tanya D. Marsh undertakes the ambitious task of collecting, organizing and stating the legal rules and principles regarding the status, treatment and disposition of human remains in the United States.  The most recent comprehensive overview of the law was published in 1950. The Law of Human Remains builds on that work by creating detailed summaries of each individual state’s laws and regulations. This unprecedented resource allows readers to quickly identify the often fascinating differences that exist between states.

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