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Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

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Professor Dick Schneider tells WFDD Duke Energy coal ash spill may have caused Gov. Pat McCrory political damage

Professor Dick Schneider, associate dean for international affairs, is quoted extensively in the following WFDD 88.5 story, “Coal Ash Ponds And The Governor’s Race,” reported by David Ford on Dec. 8, 2016.

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NYT features Associate Dean Richard Schneider, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s roles in ‘Merchant of Venice’ project

Professor Richard Schneider, Associate Dean for International Affairs, is featured in the New York Times article, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock’s Appeal,” for his contributions to a “Merchant of Venice” project with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week in Venice.  The article, which follows, was published by Rachel Donadio on July 27, 2016.

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Professor Richard Schneider, law students join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on July 27 in special ‘Merchant of Venice’ experience in Italy

Wouldn’t you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error — from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism — deserves an appeal?  After a verdict resulting in a forced religious conversion and the surrender of wealth and property, and the passage of more than 400 years, Shylock, the hard-hearted moneylender from Shakespeare’s controversial comedy, “The Merchant of Venice,” has been granted an appeal.  His appeal has been briefed and will be argued in his native Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

On July 27, 2016, at the intersection of the 500th anniversary of the formation of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a mock appeal hearing will be held in Shylock’s case. The judicial panel hearing the arguments will consist of none other than the Honorable U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wake Forest Law’s Professor Richard Schneider.

“This is the kind of thing that only happens once,” said Professor Schneider.

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Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzelli (SJD ’16) presents dissertation on sustainability and indigenous populations

Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzzelli (SJD ’16) of Peru recently presented his Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (SJD) dissertation to faculty, staff and classmates, entitled, “Sustainability and Indigenous Populations: Yaneshos Amueshos Ashaninkas of Peru and Sioux of the United States.”

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Law professors to participate in ‘Studying Race and Human Community’ panels on Tuesday, Feb. 23

Professors Jonathan Cardi, Gregory Parks, Wendy Parker, Luellen Curry, Abigail Perdue, Kami Simmons, Richard Schneider and Wilson Parker will participate in “Studying Race and Human Community: Current Curricula Opportunities in the Humanities” panel discussions. The panels will be held from 7-7:25 p.m. and  7:35-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310. Students are encouraged to register here if they are interested in attending. Continue reading »


Professors John Knox and Richard Schneider present at ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium

The work of Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert in environmental law, was an inspiration of the symposium titled “The Human Face of Environmental Inequality.” The symposium was held in Benson Center on Thursday and Friday, March 26 – 27 at Wake Forest University. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and the Human Rights and Global Justice research group, an affiliate of the Humanities Institute.

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Wake Forest Law first in North Carolina to offer Two-Year J.D. for International Lawyers

Beginning in August 2015, the Wake Forest University School of Law will offer an American Bar Association-approved Two-Year Juris Doctor (J.D.) for International Lawyers. Wake Forest is the first law school in North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining expertise in American law. Continue reading »


Professor John Knox inspires ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium March 26-27, 2015

“The Human Face of Environmental Inequality” symposium will be held in Benson Center and Wait Chapel on Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is inspired by and expands upon the work of John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and the first U.N. appointed Independent Expert on human rights and the environment. Knox’s three-year mandate has been to clarify human rights obligations relating to the environment, and to identify and disseminate best practices in the use of such obligations. Continue reading »

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Amber Featherstone joins Wake Forest Law as new director of International Programs

Amber Featherstone is no stranger to finding herself in a strange land. She spent two years living in Costa Rica recruiting teachers and traveling throughout South America, Europe and Asia. “Everything is so different, even things that we consider to be simple, everyday tasks can be done in completely unfamiliar ways,” she explains, adding that’s just one reason she can relate to the international students attending Wake Forest Law. “We don’t always think about how things that are common to us can seem so different to an international student or visitor.”

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