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Tracey Banks Coan

Professor Tracey Banks Coan named first assistant dean for academic engagement

Wake Forest Law Professor Tracey Banks Coan has been named the law school’s first assistant dean for academic engagement.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath quoted in Old Gold and Black about recent Hobby Lobby ruling by U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Shannon Gilreath is quoted in the Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, in an article titled “Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby.” The article outlines the controversial SCOTUS ruling that has exempted the owners of Hobby Lobby Stores from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers must include contraceptive coverage for employees due to religious reasons.

Gilreath, who believes the ruling to be pro-corporation and anti-worker, is quoted saying, “Corporations are not merely the people that control them or even the people that make up their work forces. Rather, corporations are a legal fiction, with something few individuals enjoy: eternal life. The ability of individuals in a business pursuit to organize as a corporation gives them many special benefits in the business world. It seems only fair to me that if you’ve voluntarily chosen to cloak yourself in that fiction in order to receive the considerable benefits, then you should play by the rules.”

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Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ron Wright heads to Kosovo to help form new sentencing laws

A Wake Forest Law professor is heading to Kosovo to help establish the Rule of Law in the new country. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in News Observer about 2015 N.C. subsidized health insurance proposal

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the News Observer article titled “Third health insurer to enter NC exchange for 2015,” regarding UnitedHealthcare’s recent proposal to sell federally subsidized health insurance in North Carolina, a move that would expand choice and increase competition here.

“It’s a very encouraging sign, a vote of confidence,” said Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. “When they get in a market, they usually do it for the long haul.”

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Carol Anderson, Director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Clinic
Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Carol Anderson quoted in Winston-Salem Journal on Hasani case mistrial

Professor Carol Anderson, the Director of Civil and Criminal Externship Clinic at Wake Forest School of Law, is quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal regarding her comments about the highly publicized and tragic Hasani case that has recently fallen apart due to the introduction of new evidence. In her commentary, Anderson states, ”Doing justice isn’t always satisfying. This is definitely one of those instances. Everybody loses.”

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ACS Convention 2014

Professor Eugene Mazo makes presentation on campaign finance at American Constitution Society’s Convention

Professor Eugene Mazo made a presentation on campaign finance at the American Constitution Society’s 2014 Annual Convention held June 19-21, 2014, in Washington, D.C. While there, Mazo presented a paper at the “ACS Scholars’ Schmooze.” The “Schmooze” events were started more than 20 years ago by Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School and invite leading scholars to showcase their work. Mazo’s presentation was entitled “Avoiding Supreme Injustice: A Way Around the Supreme Court for Campaign Finance Reform(ers).” 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.

Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil and Darryl Hunt to speak at Arizona Public Defenders Association annual conference on June 26

The Arizona Public Defenders Association (APDA) has invited Wake Forest Law  Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil and exoneree Darryl Hunt to speak at its annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, June 26. Rabil is an assistant capital defender in Forsyth County whose zealous advocacy led to the release and exoneration of Hunt after 19 years of incarceration. Continue reading »

Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) named interim dean of Wake Forest Law

Wake Forest University School of Law Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77) has been named interim dean of the law school effective Sept. 1 following the announcement that Dean Blake D. Morant has accepted an offer to become dean at George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue presents paper on gender polarization in higher education at AALS workshop

Wake Forest Law Professor Abigail Perdue gave a presentation on gender polarization in higher education at an American Association of Law Schools workshop on Saturday, June 7, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

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 »