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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Kent Curtis co-writes letter asking President Obama to grant former Ohio Congressman John A. Bingham the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Professor Michael Kent Curtis, the Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law, has joined Gerard Magliocca, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, in drafting a letter asking President Barack Obama to award former Ohio Congressman John A. Bingham the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in supporting liberty and equality and in authoring the portion of the Fourteenth Amendment that guarantees to all Americans that no state shall abridge the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States nor deny to any person due process of law or  equal protection of the laws. The letter was published in Concurring Opinions here.

The petition has been signed by other professors from Yale, Duke, Indiana, North Carolina, Northwestern, Illinois, Columbia, Akron, Arkansas and Richmond universities.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted by NBC News about LGBTQ fears following Trump victory

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following NBC News story, “LGBTQ Community Fears Backlash After Trump Victory,” published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Nov. 11, 2016.

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Adjunct Professor Don Jodrey (BA '84)

Adjunct Professor Don Jodrey (BA ’84) writes op/ed, ‘Support those who support the Everglades,’ published in Miami Herald

Adjunct Professor Don Jodrey (BA ’84) wrote the following op/ed, “Support those who support the Everglades,” which was published on Oct. 27, 2016, in The Miami Herald.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis publishes op/ed, ‘The anti-Edmunds ad has a basis in fact,’ on The Huffington Post blog, News and Record

Professor Michael Kent Curtis had the following op/ed, “The anti-Edmunds ads has a basis in fact,” published on The Huffington Post blog here and in the Greensboro News and Record on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of our faculty members that are invited to write in national media outlets are their own, and not reflective of Wake Forest Law as an institution. Our policy is to re-publish all faculty member articles that are published in national media.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis authors paper, ‘Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery,’ achieves ‘highly recommended’ status on Legal Theory Blog

Professor Michael Curtis, Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law, recently authored a paper, “Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery: North Carolina’s ‘Redemption’ Revisited 1870-1905 and 2011-2013,” which appears in University of Minnesota Law School journal Law and Inequality, Vol. 33.

The paper was featured in a blog post on Legal Theory Blog, “Curtis on North Carolina History & Race,” published on Nov. 3, 2016.  University of San Diego School of Law Professor Lawrence Solum, blog administrator, awarded the paper “highly recommended” status.  This is the highest accolade achievable on the blog and is only given out several times per year.  The abstract follows.

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Wake Forest Law Review article featured on Law Professors Blog Network

Wake Forest Law Review was mentioned on Law Professor Blog Network’s CrimProf Blog. The blog post features William & Mary Law Professor Adam Gershowitz’ recent paper, “Consolidating Local Criminal Justice: Should Prosecutors Control the Jails?,” which appeared in the Law Review, Vol. 15.  Gershowitz’ abstract follows.

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Wake Forest Law Review’s fall symposium on human trafficking featured in WFU student newspaper, Old Gold & Black

Wake Forest Law Review‘s fall symposium, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” was featured in the Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest University’s student newspaper.  The article, authored by undergraduate senior Melissa Libuttti and published on Nov. 3, 2016, follows.

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Professor of International Law John Knox

UN Expert Professor John Knox calls major greenhouse gas-emitting countries to help Madagascar and other vulnerable countries

Professor John Knox, a United Nations Special Rappoteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has called on major greenhouse gas-emiting countries to immediately extend support to vulnerable countries.  The effort is to help these countries, like Madagascar, avoid the most harmful effects of climate change.

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Professor George K. Walker

Professor George Walker moderates ‘Rising Seas, Baselines Issues’ panel discussion on climate change at annual ABILA meeting

Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law George Walker moderated a panel on climate change and the law of the sea at the 95th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and International Law Association (ILA) on Oct. 29 at Fordham Law School in New York City.

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Professor Jagdeep Bhandari to participate in empirical legal studies panel at Duke Law, Nov. 18

Professor Jagdeep Bhandari will be a panelist in the 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies on Friday, Nov. 18.  The conference, to be held at Duke University School of Law, will consist of numerous discussion panels that center around empirical analysis of law and legal institutions.

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