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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 »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall speaks to WFDD about presenting healthcare reform research to Congress

The Affordable Care Act is once again being debated on Capitol Hill, as well as at kitchen tables across the country. Continue reading »

Journal Photo by Andrew Dye -- 10/04/12 - Mark Rabil(left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the Director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Attend free ‘Evening with Darryl Hunt and Mark Rabil’ on Thursday, May 29, at Hickory Community Theater

The Hickory Community Theater and The N.C. Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and The Episcopal Church of the Ascension present “An Evening with Darryl Hunt and Mark Rabil” on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at SALT Block Auditorium located at 243 Third Ave. NE, Hickory, N.C. with FREE admission.  Mark Rabil is the Director, Wake Forest Innocence & Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law. In 1984, a young newspaper reporter, Deborah Sykes, was brutally raped and murdered blocks from where she worked in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though no credible evidence linked Darryl Hunt to the murder, he would spend 20 years in prison trying to prove his innocence. He and his attorney, Mark Rabil, the man who never gave up on proving his innocence, now speak across the country about Darryl’s ordeal, to illuminate the issues of wrongful conviction, race and the death penalty.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall is quoted by PBS Newshour regarding self-insured companies

Professor Mark Hall, is quoted in the PBS Newshour article, “Why self-insured companies help pay for high-risk individuals on exchanges,” regarding the Affordable Care Act and says that the self-insured companies fee is a “sensible solution to a temporary problem.” Continue reading »