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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in Wall Street Journal about police-misconduct cases

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “Cost of Police-Misconduct Cases Soars in Big U.S. Cities: Data show rising payouts for police-misconduct settlements and court judgments,” published on Thursday, July 16. Continue reading »

Wake Forest School of Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) principal drafter for ULC legislation recognizing Canadian domestic violence protection orders

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has approved legislation urging U.S. law enforcement and courts to recognize Canadian domestic violence protection orders. Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), who was appointed to the ULC by former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, was the reporter of the statute’s drafting committee. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) featured in The Chronicle of Winston-Salem

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), the first female Dean of the Wake Forest Law, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Winston-Salem for her accomplishments and future with the law school. The full article is as follows. Continue reading »

Professor Tim Davis

Professor Timothy Davis featured in Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Professor Timothy Davis has been appointed as Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is one of eight other African Americans in the country to be recently appointed to an administrative role in higher education.  Continue reading »

Professor Shannon Gilreath

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) to discuss his book, ‘The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation,’ on July 25 in Washington, D.C.

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) will read from and discuss his most recent book at noon on Saturday, July 25, at The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105. The event is free and open to the public.

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Professor of International Law John Knox

Professor John Knox writes for Open Democracy about the human rights and the environment

John Knox is the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Knox authored the following article which was published on Open Democracy online on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Continue reading »

United States Supreme Court

Professors tell Winston-Salem Chronicle why they support recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings

Law professors support of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about the Affordable Care Act, fair housing, and marriage equality has been very high, according to an article written by The Chronicle of Winston-Salem.
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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will participate in the Washington, D.C., Judiciary Committee’s Roundtable, “21st Century Policing,” to be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Simmons will speak during the Policy and Oversight section of the roundtable. Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes Huffington Post blog about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Justice Scalia in a fairly-recent co-authored book (Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts) tells us that “in their full context, words mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written — with the understanding that general terms may embrace later technological innovations.” Justice Scalia considers something like this approach “the normal, natural approach to understanding anything that has been said or written in the past.” (I say “something like this” because in that most recent book Justice Scalia gives multiple and not entirely consistent definitions of original meaning — more about that below.) Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on scarcity of elected black prosecutors across U.S. cited by Reuters, other national media

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on elected prosecutors was recently quoted in numerous national news stories regarding the fact that 60 percent of states do not have elected black prosecutors. Continue reading »