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Professor Steve Virgil

Professor Steve Virgil quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about Johnson Amendment

With an important midterm election drawing close, Americans are using a variety of platforms to back their favorite candidates. Continue reading »

Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor among law professors filing amici brief in Mellouli v. Holder

Professor Margaret Taylor is one of 89 law professors across the country filing an amici brief to support the petitioner of the Mellouli v. Holder case, which is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Foreign Policy magazine about climate change

Grand words and pledges flowed out of the United Nations climate change summit in New York this week, as they always do when the world pauses to remember the dangers of melting glaciers and rising seas. This time, businesses — including a few oil companies — joined U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders in vowing to rein in climate-warming emissions. Yet, as the Washington Post‘s Wonkblog put it, “What good is a climate summit without emissions cuts?” Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh presents community banking paper at Federal Reserve conference on Sept. 23

Professor Tanya Marsh will present her research paper, “Federal Policy, Market Failures and the Challenge for Community Banks,” at the second annual Federal Reserve community banking and policy conference on Sept. 23-24, 2014. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Boston Globe regarding OSHA fines welding company in Back Bay fire

The welding company whose workers allegedly sparked a fire that killed two Boston firefighters in the Back Bay last spring did not follow safety precautions, a failure that led to the fatal blaze, an investigation by the federal Occupational and Safety Health Administration has concluded. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall tells the N.Y. Times patients have right to be informed of out-of-pocket hospital costs

Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

CrimProf Blog publishes abstract of paper by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons about racial profiling solutions

Kami Chavis Simmons has posted Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem on SSRN. CrimProf Blog published this abstract on their website on Sept. 18.  Continue reading »

Executive Associate Dean Ron Wright tells Watchdog.org that Mississippi’s DUI laws are contrary to the Fourth Amendment

Vampire movies, books and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright

Professor Ron Wright resumes role as executive associate dean for academic affairs

Ron Wright, Needham Yancy Gulley professor of criminal law, is serving as executive associate dean for academic affairs for Wake Forest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. It’s a role that he is more than familiar with having served the law school in the same capacity from 2007-2010. Continue reading »

Professor Michael D. Green

Professor Michael D. Green to receive Prosser Award

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Torts & Compensation Systems Section has announced that Wake Forest Law Professor Michael D. Green will receive the 2015 William L. Prosser Award.  Continue reading »