Law professor Kelly Pope to screen documentary ‘Crossing the Line’ on Nov. 8 in Brendle Recital Hall

Kelly Pope, adjunct professor of law, will be screening her documentary “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 ,in the Brendle Recital Hall.

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Law school community welcomes new journal staff members

The law school community welcomes new write-on journal staff members for the coming year.

The N.C. Bar Association YLD and the WFU School of Law to present The Rule of Law Program on Nov. 8

The North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division and the Wake Forest University School of Law invite local high school students to participate in an interactive program involving students, lawyers, and community leaders titled “The Rule of Law – Your Rights, Your Life: How the Law Affects You” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Professor Laura Graham (’94) to teach N.C. Bar Association Program on Legal Writing on Nov. 16

Professor Laura P. Graham will teach a program titled, “Legal Writing for Practitioners: Lessons from Aristotle (2012),” at the N.C. Bar Center on Friday, Nov. 16.

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Professor Michael Curtis quoted in the Asheville Citizen-Times regarding free speech

Let’s face it: “free speech” is a bit of a misnomer.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in the Huffington Post: ‘Regulatory ‘Pay-Go’ Caps Protections But Not Harms to the Public’

When the government succeeds in protecting the public from harms, is that good news – or something to be atoned for by eliminating other successful protections? If the Department of Labor issues a new rule on construction crane safety, saving dozens of lives each year, should the agency also be required to eliminate an existing safety regulation? A policy of regulatory “pay-go” would prohibit agencies from issuing new rules, no matter how beneficial they are, unless they first identify and eliminate an existing rule that involves greater or equal costs for industry.

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Wake Forest law school panel calls for elimination of death penalty

A panel of death penalty opponents used the one-year anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis to call for the elimination of a system that they say is broken.

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Professor Omari Simmons presents at 68th Annual National Association for College Admissions Counseling Conference

Professor Omari Simmons will be presenting on Higher Education Access for America’s Vulnerable Students at the 68th Annual National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Conference on Oct. 6 in Denver, Colo.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons elected to the American Law Institute

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) on Sept. 21, 2012. The ALI will have its 90th Annual Meeting in May 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Georgia execution anniversary sparks concerns over N.C. death penalty

RALEIGH, N.C. – A year ago this month, Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis was executed for the murder of a police officer. It was a crime he denied up until his death, and his execution sparked protests around the world. Opponents of the death penalty in North Carolina are using the anniversary of Davis’ death as a platform to discuss the issue.

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