Cemetary Law

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Leaders of ‘death care revolution’ publish first-ever comprehensive look at challenges facing funeral industry

Leading voices in the “death care” reform movement have published in the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy the first-ever comprehensive look at the challenges facing the funeral industry, editors announced on Feb. 28, 2018.  The Journal issue can be found at  https://wfulawpolicyjournal.com/current-issue/. Continue reading »

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Professor Tanya Marsh pieces together oddities and obscurities in funeral and cemetery law

Professor Tanya Marsh is a continuing advocate for legal changes to support the future of the funeral services industry, hosting the first-ever symposium on funeral and cemetery law on Feb. 24, 2017, with the support of the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy.

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Professor Tanya Marsh quoted in Metro Philadephia regarding Pennsylvania’s restrictive funeral home regulations

Professor Tanya Marsh is quoted in the following Metro Philadelphia article published on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015  about how an obscure lawsuit over funeral home regulations coupled with a down economy has resulted in the recent discoveries of bodies in unlicensed funeral homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marsh teaches Property, Real Estate Transactions, a Seminar on Law, Business, and the Economy, Funeral and Cemetery Law, and Professional Development. Her scholarship addresses commercial real estate, the regulation of community banks, and the laws regarding the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains.
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