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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 of International Law John Knox

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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Professor Margaret Taylor signs letter advising President Obama to defer deporting young immigrants

Nearly 100 law professors from top universities nationwide, including Wake Forest University, signed a letter advising President Barack Obama that the executive branch has the authority to defer deportation of young immigrants — just weeks before the president announced plans to do so.

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Kami Chavis Simmons, Omari Simmons and Steve Virgil promoted to full professorships

The law school congratulates Kami Chavis Simmons, Omari Simmons and Steve Virgil on their promotions to full professor with tenure as of July 1, 2012.

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Rhoda Billings ('66)

Rhoda Bryan Billings (’66) receives John J. Parker Award from North Carolina Bar Assocation

Rhoda Bryan Billings (’66), former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, is the 34th recipient of the Judge John J. Parker Award, presented on Saturday, June 23, at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association in Wilmington.

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