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Professors Mark Rabil and Luellen Curry to discuss ‘The New Jim Crow’ at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum on Saturday, June 14

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

Civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander compares the mass imprisonment of black men today to the social repression of the earlier “Jim Crow” era in her book, The New Jim Crow. Continue reading »

Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds tells Winston-Salem Journal Judge John O. Craig first to challenge the constitutionality of alienation of affection law

North Carolina’s law allowing people to sue their spouse’s lover and collect damages violates constitutional protections on free speech and free expression and serves no legitimate state interest, a Forsyth County judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing a lawsuit. Continue reading »

Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic-water case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Obama administration attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit blaming contaminated tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) tells WUNC he agrees with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in his SCOTUS case

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina’s limits on how long people have to file pollution-related lawsuits. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) quoted in USA Today regarding SCOTUS’ water pollution ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox speaks on United Nations Radio on the eve of World Environment Day

Professor John Knox speaks on United Nations Radio urging states to fulfil obligations to environmental protection.

Governments around the world have been urged to ensure that people live in safe environments and that activists working on environmental issues are protected.

The call has come from John Knox, the UN independent expert on human rights and the environment on the eve of World Environment Day. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox and United Nations address safeguarding the rights of environmental defenders

The UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox, the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Human Rights Office have joined forces to develop a more systematic approach to safeguarding the rights of environmental defenders. Continue reading »

Professor Omari Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy.  Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

Professor Omari Scott Simmons presents on social capital and higher education at NACAC Conference

Professor Omari Scott Simmons presented “Social Capital: A Catalyst for Transforming Higher Education Narratives” at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Critical Components Conference which was held May 27 – 30, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C.  Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro participates in signing letter to Governor Jindal to veto bill regarding oil spill

Damage claims filed by a variety of local and state agencies against BP stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be negated by a bill approved by the legislature that is designed to kill a suit filed by the east bank levee authority against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies, according to a revised letter from 22 law professors and a retired New Orleans judge asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto the bill. Wake Forest Law Professor Sidney Shapiro is one of the law professors to sign this letter.

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Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox to speak at Vermont Law School on July 10 about human rights and the environment

Professor John Knox will present a free lecture on Thursday, July 10: “Human Rights and the Environment: The Relationship Becomes Clearer” as part of the summer series at Vermont Law School. Knox is an internationally recognized expert on human rights law and international environmental law. In July 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed him to a three-year mandate as its first Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.  Continue reading »