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Wake Forest University researchers release study on ‘Medicaid Reform Options for North Carolina’

Wake Forest Law’s Mark A. Hall, Professor of Law & Public Health, and Edwin Shoaf (’14), Health Law and Policy Research Associate, released a study entitled, “Medicaid Reform Options for North Carolina,” on Friday, May 1. The study is the product of Wake Forest Law’s soon-to-be announced Health Law and Policy Program. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons interviewed by Huffington Post Live regarding Baltimore curfews

Criminal Justice Program Director and Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was featured in a live interview by Huffington Post Live on Monday, May 4, 2015. The segment, “Baltimore’s Curfews And The Socioeconomic Divide,” was lead by interviewer and HuffPost producer, Ricky Camilleri, and featured Philip Stinson, Criminal Justice Professor, Bowling Green State University and Mandla Deskins, National Organizer for Region 7 (D.C., Baltimore, Va.), NAACP, along with Professor Simmons. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox tells Reuters global warming negatively affects the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Holding global warming to a 2-degree Celsius temperature rise – the cornerstone of an expected new global climate agreement in December – will fail to prevent many of climate change’s worst impacts, a group of scientists and other experts, including Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, warned Friday in a Reuters story here. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons appears on Fox 8 Live regarding Baltimore police charges

Criminal Justice Program Director and Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was featured in a live television interview by WGHP/Fox 8 on Friday, May 1, 2015 to discuss charges against the six Baltimore, Md. police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.  Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons speaks on Wisconsin Public Radio about police body cameras

Criminal Justice Program Director and Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was featured in an on-air interview by Wisconsin Pubic Radio to discuss the Department of Justice’s $20 million in funding for body-worm cameras for police which was held on May 1, 2015. Continue reading »

Professors Harold Lloyd, Tanya Marsh to present at ABA’s Real Property Basics Program on April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Wake Forest Law Professors Harold Lloyd and Tanya Marsh will present at the American Bar Association’s Real Property Basics Program from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Professor Marsh is also one of the program chairs along with Soo Yeon Lee of Gordon & Centracchio, L.L.C., Chicago, Ill.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted about police shootings in Charlotte Observer

After the killings of unarmed African-Americans in Charlotte, Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, some legal experts, civil rights activists and even President Barack Obama called for law enforcement officials to consider independent criminal investigations into use of force by police Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo

Professors Eugene Mazo and Zoe Niesel present at Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference of the American Society of Comparative Law

Wake Forest Law Professors Eugene Mazo and Zoe Niesel traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to present their research at the Fourth Annual Global Conference of the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law. Held on April 16-17, 2015, on the campus of the Florida State University College of Law, the Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference brought together ninety scholars from across the globe.  Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein quoted in Bloomberg Business about Deutsche Bank libor damage

Deutsche Bank AG was ordered to pay a record $2.5 billion for its role in rigging benchmark interest rates. That’s just part of the damage. Wake Forest Law Professor Andrew Verstein says in the Bloomberg Business article, “If I’m a regulator, the forex developments changes my calculation…When you delay, there is a risk that more bad news comes down the pike. It’s rare that things miraculously get better.”

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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh writes in The Huffington Post about the greening of American burials

As Jessica Mitford explained in her 1963 blockbuster, The American Way of Death, American funerary and burial practices are incredibly consumptive and expensive. Our strongly entrenched social norm is that the appropriate way to express grief and show love for the deceased is by spending money — on flowers, a viewing, a casket, a vault and a prime burial spot. Our practices are in stark contrast to those in other developed countries that seek to hasten decomposition and minimize the land dedicated for burial purposes. Continue reading »