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White House Domestic Policy Council invites Professor Ron Wright to join Roundtable on Criminal Justice

Professor Ronald Wright participated in a “Roundtable on Criminal Justice” hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council in conjunction with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

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Federalist Society event on the militarization of American police reported in the Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s Federalist Society, as well as the Criminal Law Roundtable and the Criminal Justice Program, hosted an event featuring Washington Post reporter and author Radley Balko to discuss the increasing militarization of American police officers. The event was covered in the Winston-Salem Journal by Michael Hewlett here.  The original story follow.

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Professor Ron Wright to present findings from his ‘Jury Sunshine Project’ on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Professor Ron Wright has been interviewing prosecutors across North Carolina as part of his research regarding jury selection known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.” His research eventually will generate a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina. He will give a presentation about preliminary results, his research and findings at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4,  in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1301. Lunch will be served. Continue reading »

Criminal Justice Program and Criminal Law Roundtable host screening of ‘The Central Park Five’ on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Wake Forest Law’s Criminal Justice Program and the Criminal Law Roundtable will present a screening of the documentary “The Central Park Five” by award-winning director and producer Ken Burns from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center. Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil will lead a discussion following the screening. Continue reading »

Criminal defense lawyers plead their case

Working as a criminal defense attorney is some of the most interesting work you’ll ever do, a panel of lawyers recently told Wake Forest University School of Law students. But it can wreak havoc with your personal life and require you to confront the shades of gray in the human character.

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