Business Law Program

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Business Law Program launches new courses to address emerging issues

The Business Law Program is launching two new cutting-edge courses for upper-level students to add to Wake Forest Law’s strong business law offerings.

“These courses, taught or co-taught by first-class practitioners, expand student exposure and deepen student understanding of emerging business law issues,” says Director Omari Simmons.

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Business Law Program and Business Law Society launch Learn@Lunch series on Oct. 8

The Business Law Program and Business Law Society are co-sponsoring a new Learn@Lunch series for students launching on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Wake Forest Law in Room 1302. Continue reading »

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Professor Omari Simmons delivers Seaford High School commencement speech

Director of Wake Forest Law’s Business Law Program, Professor Omari Simmons, delivered the high school commencement speech for Seaford High School in Seaford, Delaware on Friday, June 5, 2015 in the Bob Dowd Stadium at Seaford High School. Simmons is a native of Delaware. Continue reading »

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Professor Omari Simmons presented College 101 for the Partnership Village Transitional Housing Program

Professor Omari Simmons presented for the Partnership Village Transitional Housing Program in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Professor Simmons gave a presentation titled “College 101“ for Partnership Village, residents, staff, and volunteers.  Partnership Village is a part of Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Beyond GUM program that focuses on ending homelessness through rapid re-housing.

 

Learn more about Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Beyond GUM program here.

Professor Simmons is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Business Associations. He is also the Executive Director of the Simmons Memorial Foundation (SMF), a nonprofit organization that provides college consulting services and mentoring to vulnerable students.

Triad Business Journal reports on new Business Law Program launch

Owen Covington of the Triad Business Journal writes about the law school’s new Business Law Program here.

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Professor Omari Simmons named director of Wake Forest Law’s new Business Law Program

In Fall 2015, Wake Forest Law will introduce its Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice.  Continue reading »

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Professor Andrew Verstein’s article ‘Insider Trading in Commodities Markets’ to be published in Virgina Law Review

Professor Andrew Verstein‘s article, “Insider Trading in Commodities Markets,” will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Professor Verstein teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Financial Services Regulation and Securities Regulation. Verstein’s research focuses on financial regulation and contract law. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted by The Associated Press about Duke Energy paying $146 million over CEO ouster

Professor Alan Palmiter tells The Associated Press in a story about Duke Energy paying $146 million to settle claims from shareholders after the company ousted its CEO, “The decision to settle was probably driven by insurers who feared forking out more if the case went to trial.” Continue reading »

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Professor Tanya Marsh publishes “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank” in the Indiana Law Journal

A recent article by Professor Tanya Marsh, “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks After Dodd-Frank,” was published in the Indiana Law Journal, Volume 90, Issue 1 of 2015. Continue reading »