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Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) discusses legal education and changing legal marketplace with deans of Campbell and Elon law schools

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) participated in North Carolina Bar Association  (NCBA) Continuing Legal Education program,”Strange Days Indeed:  Understanding and Navigating the Changing Legal Marketplace,” on May 14.  Also on the panel entitled, “School Daze: Legal Education and the Changing Legal Marketplace,” were the deans of Campbell University and Elon University law schools.

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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 takes on the injustice of piling on criminal fees in The Huffington Post

Professor Ron Wright co-authored the following piece with Florida State Law Professor Wayne Logan in The Huffington Post:

Criminal courts sometime function as fee-generating machines. Take, for example, a homeless woman in Ferguson, Missouri, who owed the city $152 in parking tickets. When she paid only a portion of the amount due, she was arrested twice and spent six days in jail. The court imposed more fines and late fees totaling hundreds of dollars. To date, she has paid $550 in fines and fees to the City of Ferguson, yet still owes the city over $500. This is just one example of mercenary criminal justice at work in state courts all over the country. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen

Professor John Korzen (’91) receives North Carolina Bar Service Award

Professor John Korzen (’91) was presented with the Howard L. Gum Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization at the annual specialists luncheon on Friday, May 8, in Charlotte. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall talks about Medicaid reform on WUNC’s ‘The State of Things’

Medicaid reform is at the forefront of North Carolina’s legislative agenda this session, but legislators are still debating how to design the reform.  Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons interviewed by NPR about President Obama’s ban on sale of military-style equipment

Monday, President Barack Obama announced his administration will ban the sale of certain military-style equipment to local police departments. Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was the guest on Wisconsin Public Radio discussing this news with host, Rob Ferrett, on Monday, May 18, 2015. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen

Professor John Korzen takes over appeal filed by Town of Beech Mountain against wildlife organization

According to representatives of Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, the Town of Beech Mountain has chosen to appeal the Watauga County Superior Court’s verdict on the due process claim that awarded the wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release center $361,000 in damages and accruing 8 percent interest. Wake Forest Law Professor John Korzen has agreed to take over appeal according to this article from the High Country Press. Continue reading »

Professor Timothy Davis tells Boston Herald attorney for NFL quarterback Tom Brady isn’t dealing with a complex matter

Professor Andrew Verstein and John Sanders (’16) write in The Huffington Post: ‘Legal Confusion as to Spoofing’

Wake Forest Law Professor Andrew Verstein and John Sanders (’16) co-wrote the following op/ed, which appears in The Huffington Post here.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) speak at film screening of ‘Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine’ on Monday, May 18

OUT at the Movies will screen “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 18, in cooperation with Aperture Cinema, 311 W. Fourth St. Immediately after the showing, there will be a panel discussion with Wake Forest School of Law Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) and Mary Dalton, professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies at Wake Forest University.
On Oct. 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay.

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Professor Tanya Marsh’s Funeral and Cemetery Law class collaborates with Urban Death Project to bring natural human remains decomposition to your state

Wake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh’s Funeral and Cemetery Law class is working to help bring the natural process of human remains decomposition to your state. As the first and only course of its kind at an American law school, Marsh’s course is already an innovation. By collaborating with the Urban Death Project and its Kickstarter campaign, the course is pioneering new models of experiential learning. Continue reading »