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Wake Forest Law Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) addresses students and guests on Constitution Day

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) addressed students and guests at noon on Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, at Wake Forest University School of Law in a lecture titled, “Does the Constitution Deserve Our Fidelity: Lessons on Equality and Liberty.” Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about how difficult it is to start a new competitive insurance company

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the article, “Tough Going for Health Co-ops,” published in the New York Times on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, about how difficult it is to start a new insurance company that is competitive. Hall, who is the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, is the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons and Police Chief Kerr Putney present at UNC-Charlotte’s Constitution Day on Sept. 16

Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and Kami Chavis Simmons, a professor at the Wake Forest School of Law, will examine police use of force and other policing, civil rights and race issues at UNC Charlotte’s annual Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Continue reading »

Professor Solanke poses with her students this semester on the last day of class.

Visiting Professor Iyiola Solanke returns to teach European Union Law course

After a hiatus in 2014-15, Visiting Professor Iyiola Solanke returned in Fall 2015 to teach a concentrated course through the third week of September on the law of the European Union as she has done since 2010. Continue reading »

Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh provides law students with hands-on experience in funeral and cemetery law

Professor Tanya Marsh may not see dead people, but she certainly spends a lot of time researching and writing about them.  She has more than a passing interest in the laws surrounding human remains—she has literally written the book on the subject. Her approach to scholarship is unusually hands-on; during the summer, Professor Marsh took the licensing exam to become a funeral director in the State of California. It is likely that she is the only tenured law professor in America to hold such a license. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro to testify in front of U.S. Senate committee on revamping rulemaking process Wednesday, Sept. 16

Wake Forest Law Professor Sidney A. Shapiro, the Frank U. Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law, will testify in front of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) regarding several bills aimed at revamping the federal rulemaking process beginning at 10 a..m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in D-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Continue reading »

Faculty News and Notes Summer 2015

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in U.S. News and World Report about Freddie Gray police settlement case

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells U.S. News and World Report in the following story that police departments are under no direct pressure to change.

U.S. News and World Report writes: Baltimore’s decision Wednesday to give the family of Freddie Gray $6.4 million has been hailed as a triumph for those who have complained about police brutality, and a way to bring closure to a Baltimore community still attempting to heal painful divisions with its own police department. But it’s the wounded community that will end up paying, with its tax dollars, the settlement to the family of Gray, who died at age 25 while in police custody. Continue reading »

Professor Jonathan Cardi

Professor Jonathan Cardi selected to be Associate Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts

Professor Jonathan Cardi has been selected to be an Associate Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts, a project directed by the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor’s article regarding non-LPR cancellation featured on immigration blog

Professor Margaret Taylor’s article, “What Happened to Non-LPR Cancellation? Rationalizing Immigration Enforcement by Restoring Durable Relief from Removal” is featured in the Las Vegas/Reno Family Immigration Blog from Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Taylor is well known for her teaching and research on immigration detention policy and the deportation of criminal offenders. She is a recipient of the school’s Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award and of the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has testified on immigration detention before Congress and the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.  Continue reading »