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Wake Forest Law to host a ‘Conversation With’ Professor Mark Hall on Wednesday, April 2

Wake Forest Law will host Professor Mark Hall, Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law,as part of its “Conversation With” series at noon on Wednesday, April 2, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons provides expertise for Congress on IRS tax scandal involving Lois Lerner

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is among the independent experts who consulted with the Congressional committee regarding possible contempt charges in the IRS tax exempt scandal involving former IRS official Lois Lerner. Lerner is a witness in the Committee’s ongoing investigation of alleged irregularities by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the processing of applications by certain organizations for tax-exempt status. Continue reading »

Professors Michael Green and Gregory Parks weigh in on High Point University hazing suit

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Prominent legal and medical professionals are lending their services to the family of a High Point University student suing the school, alleging that his death was the result of fraternity hazing. Continue reading »

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Professor Eugene Mazo presents on Voter ID Laws at Stetson University Conference on March 27-28

Professor Eugene Mazo will present his paper, ”Do Voter ID Laws Suppress the Vote, or Do They Instead Have the Opposite Effect?,” at a conference on Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, at Stetson University in Florida. The conference is entitled “Democracy in America: Participation and Social Justice.” Professor Mazo will be presenting on Friday, March 28.

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Professor Abigail Perdue writes in The Huffington Post blog about animal cruelty legislation

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. The law’s enactment was a victory for animal welfare advocates and comports with other measures that Congress and state legislatures have recently taken to prevent animal cruelty. For example, animal fighting took center stage when reports surfaced regarding the alleged involvement of NFL free agent, Michael Vick, in an illegal dogfighting ring. Dogfighting is a felony in every state. Some states even punish possession of a fighting dog or attending a fight. Federal law provides for felony penalties arising from the interstate commerce, import, and export relating to commerce in fighting animals and paraphernalia. Several states also prohibit encouraging, enticing, assisting, or causing another person to perform any illegal activity related to dogfighting. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall tells New York Times some small non-profit health insurance co-ops will fail

The rented offices of HealthyCT, a new insurer in Connecticut, bustle with the energy of a start-up. The sales force takes pride in noting that HealthyCT is a truly local outfit, governed by members, rather than a for-profit behemoth like Anthem, the state’s dominant insurer whose offices are a 10-minute drive away. Continue reading »

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Professor Tanya Marsh receives Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh at the Wake Forest Founders’ Day Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Wait Chapel.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic sponsors roundtable on Silk Plant Forest Case on Wednesday, Feb. 19

The Innocence and Justice Clinic is sponsoring a roundtable discussion on the Silk Plant Forest beating case at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1109 . Members of the Wake Forest Law community are encouraged to attend.

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Guest judges needed for Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition preparation

Wake Forest Law is excited to announce that three of our most gifted advocates: Tee Hassold, Evan Leadem, and Brooke Loucks will be attending the Mardis Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 26-28, 2014, in New Orleans.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in The Huffington Post that citizens should have less blind faith in markets, more in government

As we develop in a book just published by Oxford University Press, Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Reformthe history of the United States reveals a pattern in which citizens alternate between relying on markets and democracy, including government intervention in those markets, to achieve the type of country in which we wish to live.

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