Faculty News and Notes Summer 2012

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards.

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Professor Joel Newman on Indoor Tanning Taxes: Health Care Reform and the Excise Taxon the Artificial Suntan

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the June 2012 edition of the Lexis Federal Journal Quarterly.

The long debate on health care reform produced heat as well as light. Speaker of the House John Boehner became especially incensed about the proposed legislation. He was, “…so apologetic you had to wonder if he had just discovered one of its more obscure revenue-generating provisions, a tax on indoor tanning salons. But the laughs evaporated soon enough.”

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Innocence & Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil publishes Albany Law Review article on Darryl Hunt case

Innocence & Justice Clinic Director and Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Mark Rabil has just published an article in the Albany Law Review about his three decades of experience working on the Darryl Hunt Case, which ultimately resulted in Hunt’s release and exoneration after 19 years of incarceration.

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July In Vienna

I just returned from spending July in Vienna, teaching a course on the Financial Crisis in the United States and Europe to a class of 10-4 from Wake Forest Law, one from SMU Law, and five from the University of Vienna law program.  Really incredible experience.

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Former Law Professor Tom Roberts Publishes 6th Edition of Casebook

Former Law Professor Tom Roberts, who retired from teaching after 33 years at the Wake Forest University School of Law in May, 2010, has published the 6th edition of his casebook, Cases and Materials on Land Use.

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Professor John Knox appointed as United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox has been appointed as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil says new Racial Justice Act will lead to more litigation

A new scaled-back Racial Justice Act will lead to more litigation, not less, supporters of the original law say.

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SCOTUS: The Tax Man Cometh To Healthcare

In the coming weeks, months and years ahead there will be scholarly volumes written about yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court opinion. I’ve already read a few and there are many more to come – including this very short and far less scholarly one.

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Wake Forest Law Review to host ‘Privatizing the Public Good: Emerging Trends in K-16 Education’ symposium Oct. 26

The Wake Forest Law Review will host the symposium, “Privatizing the Public Good:  Emerging Trends in K-16 Education,” on Friday, Oct. 26.

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Supreme Court Ruling Means N.C. Inmates Convicted As Juveniles Could Be Paroled

Triad, NC — They’re young. They’ll learn a lesson and change. They didn’t mean it. Those may be excuses parents make for a child’s poor behavior but what if your child takes someone’s life?

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