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Professor Mark Rabil’s work as a capital defender featured in Virginia Quarterly Review

On Dec. 16, 2007, Jennifer Vincek was pulling another overnight shift at the Shell Food Mart in downtown Statesville, North Carolina, when Jeffrey Peck, a regular at the store, stopped in for coffee and the morning paper. As usual, Vincek was alone, so she and Peck sat together and talked through the final flickers of night. She had three young children at home. Peck had five young grandkids. With Christmas just a week away and an unusual weather pattern sweeping across the East Coast, it isn’t difficult to imagine what they might have discussed. Eventually a customer wearing a green parka walked in, a nineteen-year-old named Andrew Ramseur. The store’s surveillance camera picked him up as he walked straight to the bathroom, and  then again thirty seconds later as he made his way toward the front of the store. By then Vincek had returned to the counter. She pointed him toward the bread display, where he picked up a loaf and placed it between them at the register.  Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue addresses culture of cruelty in the NFL in Huffington Post blog

When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then-fianceé unconscious, the NFL suspended him for two games. Only after a video of the incident surfaced did the NFL suspend Rice indefinitely. Regrettably, that suspension is on appeal, and Rice may evade punishment by invoking Article 46 of his collective bargaining agreement, which bars the NFL from disciplining a player twice for the same conduct. The NFL’s shocking response to Rice’s egregious behavior has sparked a national debate on interpersonal violence in the NFL. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding N.C.’s election law

The same federal judge who denied a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s new voting law granted Friday, blocking two provisions of the law that prohibited same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting.
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Steve Virgil

Professor Steve Virgil quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about Johnson Amendment

With an important midterm election drawing close, Americans are using a variety of platforms to back their favorite candidates. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Foreign Policy magazine about climate change

Grand words and pledges flowed out of the United Nations climate change summit in New York this week, as they always do when the world pauses to remember the dangers of melting glaciers and rising seas. This time, businesses — including a few oil companies — joined U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders in vowing to rein in climate-warming emissions. Yet, as the Washington Post‘s Wonkblog put it, “What good is a climate summit without emissions cuts?” Continue reading »

Associate Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh presents community banking paper at Federal Reserve conference on Sept. 23

Professor Tanya Marsh will present her research paper, “Federal Policy, Market Failures and the Challenge for Community Banks,” at the second annual Federal Reserve community banking and policy conference on Sept. 23-24, 2014. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

CrimProf Blog publishes abstract of paper by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons about racial profiling solutions

Kami Chavis Simmons has posted Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem on SSRN. CrimProf Blog published this abstract on their website on Sept. 18.  Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox is the keynote speaker at Yale University’s International Conference held on role of human rights in global issues

On 5 September 2014, the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy was held at Yale University. The conference brought together a wide range of participants, including representatives of UN agencies, NGOs, academics, human rights defenders and others to discuss issues related to “Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post 2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime” (the conference theme). The goal of the conference was to develop actions and recommendations for policy makers involved in these issues. Natural Justice attended the conference and also submitted a case study paper on community protocols in Ghana and Kenya.

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Wake Forest Law welcomes Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds (’77) took the helm as interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law on Sept. 1. She replaces former Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean of George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons writes about police accountability and racial bias in New York Times

Most police officers fulfill their duties with professionalism and integrity. But the purity of one individual officer’s motives is not the real issue in the post-Ferguson debate. Rather, there is a broader concern about systemic issues that contribute to racial disparities within our criminal justice system. Continue reading »