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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh writes in The Huffington Post about the greening of American burials

As Jessica Mitford explained in her 1963 blockbuster, The American Way of Death, American funerary and burial practices are incredibly consumptive and expensive. Our strongly entrenched social norm is that the appropriate way to express grief and show love for the deceased is by spending money — on flowers, a viewing, a casket, a vault and a prime burial spot. Our practices are in stark contrast to those in other developed countries that seek to hasten decomposition and minimize the land dedicated for burial purposes. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons tells The Chronicle of Winston-Salem use of cell phone cameras encourages police accountability

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is tells The Chronicle of Winston-Salem that the use of cell phone cameras is an incredible tool for police accountability.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall receives Blue Cross Blue Shield grant for heath and well-being research

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall is among several fellow Wake Forest University faculty members who will receive support from four $50,000 seed grants from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to fund their research projects in the field of health and well-being. Hall, who is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, will be working mainly to develop and disseminate information and to balance debates over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility within North Carolina.

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Professor Margaret Taylor

Professor Margaret Taylor quoted in L.A. Times regarding immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

More than 7,000 immigrant children have been ordered deported without appearing in court since large numbers of minors from Central America began illegally crossing the U.S. border in 2013, federal statistics show. Margaret Taylor, a law professor at Wake Forest University, says in the article following from the Los Angeles Times that “immigrants who have been ordered deported may eventually file motions to reopen their cases. To do so, an immigrant must prove that he or she did not receive a notice to appear or couldn’t show up for the hearing.” Taylor further states that, “Those future cases will create new strains on what she calls an underfunded, overburdened and ‘antiquated’ court system.” She noted that immigrants are required to file address changes through the mail, instead of online, which may open the door to errors. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about ‘How an adverse Supreme Court ruling would send Obamacare into a tailspin’

Professor Mark Hall tells The New York Times that policy environment does not work well in the article,  “How an Adverse Supreme Court Ruling Would Send Obamacare Into a Tailspin,” published on Feb. 27, 2015.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons adds to further discussion on hate crime prosecution in the Muslim student murders

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons is quoted by the Duke Chronicle in the following story: The murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier this month has brought national attention once again to how hate crimes are prosecuted in America. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells CNN, CTV prosecutors must show Chapel Hill shootings were based on religion to be considered hate crimes

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is considered one of the nation’s leading hate crime experts. As a result, over the past 24 hours she has been interviewed by CNN’s Brook Baldwin and Canada’s CTV News Channel, the country’s largest private broadcaster.

The CNN interview can be seen here. The CTV News interview can be found here.

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Professor Mark Hall tells Yahoo Finance insurance premiums are going up due to medical costs, not corporate profits

The rising cost of healthcare is a big budget-buster for many families, and a lot of them fault the Affordable Care Act for straining their finances. But the controversial healthcare law appears to be getting far more blame than it deserves. Continue reading »

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) featured in 2015 Super Lawyers cover story

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) was featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine’s February cover story. The article, “You’re just here to find a husbands,” gives an oral history of North Carolina’s first female attorneys in the 1970s. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Bennington Banner new House bill will extend delay of basic public protections

President Obama, with no more elections left to run, has let his inner progressive out, as was seen in the State of the Union message last night. Continue reading »