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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) tells Time Warner Cable News federal authority is clear in same-sex marriage debate

GRAHAM — An elected official in Alamance County said a federal judge had no legal standing to overturn North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. Ten days ago, U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn struck down North Carolina Amendment 1, passed by voters in 2012, but a law school dean says Cogburn was on firm legal ground. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons named director of Wake Forest Law’s new Criminal Justice Program

This fall, Wake Forest Law is introducing its Criminal Justice Program, which is designed to facilitate critical thinking and scholarly engagement surrounding criminal justice systems in the United States.

The Criminal Justice Program offers students interested in criminal justice an opportunity to engage in theoretical and practical dialogue about these issues to enhance their doctrinal classroom experiences.

“The Program will publicize the scholarship, advocacy efforts and policy work of people within and outside the legal academy on a variety of criminal justice topics,” says Executive Dean for Academic Affairs Ron Wright. “We believe this will enrich the student experience at Wake Forest Law.”

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77) moderates N.C. Supreme Court Candidate Roundtable

Missed the N.C. Supreme Court Candidates Roundtable? Watch it online

Wake Forest Law and the N.C. Center for Voter Education co-hosted a 2014 N.C. Supreme Court Candidates Roundtable on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Worrell Professional Center. Six of the eight candidates participated in the question-and-answer event that was moderated by Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), a 2008 N.C. Supreme Court candidate. Continue reading »

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) urges WFDD listeners to learn more about judicial candidates at Oct. 7 roundtable

North Carolina judicial races have historically attracted less attention – and money – than races for more partisan political offices.

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) first woman to lead Wake Forest Law

She fell in love with the law at church. A small Methodist Church in Davidson County, N.C., to be precise, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. “When I was 11 years old, our preacher preached every sermon on civil rights issues. It made perfect sense to me. In fact, living in the segregated South, I couldn’t understand why every person of faith wasn’t speaking out about civil rights.” Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law welcomes Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds (’77) took the helm as interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law on Sept. 1. She replaces former Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean of George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

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Executive Associate Dean Suzanne Reynolds quoted in High Point Enterprise regarding gay marriage ban

It appears that a federal court is making what seemed like a legal buttress against gay marriage in North Carolina a moot point.

More than two years ago, state voters overwhelmingly approved what became known as Amendment One — a ban on gay marriage in the state Constitution.
The state already had a law against gay marriage passed by the N.C. General Assembly 20 years ago. But advocates for Amendment One said the ban needed to be codified in the state Constitution to provide greater protection for exclusive marriage between one man and one woman. The measure passed in May 2012 with 61 percent of the vote. Continue reading »

Don Cowan (BA ’65, JD ’68) receives Judge John J. Parker Award, N.C. Bar Association’s highest honor

J. Donald Cowan Jr. (BA ’65, JD ’68) of Raleigh is the 36th recipient of the Judge John J. Parker Award, the highest honor presented by the North Carolina Bar Association. The award was presented on Saturday morning, June 21, at the N.C. Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting in Wilmington by Rhoda Billings (’66), past president of the NCBA.

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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 »

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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 »