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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons writes about police accountability and racial bias in The 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 »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Media Matters article about climate agreement and the Constitution

Conservative media are suggesting that the Obama administration is “working with foreigners to subvert the Constitution” by seeking a climate agreement with other nations without Senate approval, but legal experts agree that because it is not expected to be legally binding, the accord does not require Senate ratification.

“It’s not unconstitutional…presidents have done it countless times in the past,” said John H. Knox, a UN independent expert on human rights and the environment and professor of international law at Wake Forest University School of Law, in an email to Media Matters. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes about fatal police shooting in Ferguson in Huffington Post blog

The fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, and the subsequent events in Ferguson, Missouri, once again highlights the tensions that continue to exist between police officers and the residents of poor urban communities. Brown’s fatal shooting comes only weeks after a police officer killed another unarmed man, Eric Garner, in New York City, by allegedly subjecting him to an illegal chokehold. While it is important to wait for the results of an investigation into the Brown shooting, many Ferguson residents lack faith in the local police department to conduct an impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding Brown’s death. Continue reading »

Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program featured in PreLaw magazine

Wake Forest Law is featured in the article, “The one-year legal-education option,” in the August 2014 issue of PreLaw magazine. The article profiles the MSL (Master of Studies in Law) degree program citing its application to careers including health care administrators, librarians, educators, scientists, and engineers among others. The article points out how many professions intersect with the law, and how a one-year MSL degree gives a person a solid foundation of understanding the law to excel in various careers. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall is quoted regarding universal insurability and Affordable Care Act in Triad Business Journal

Professor Mark Hall spoke in a panel discussion sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 12 about the Affordable Care Act stating “…the main point and the key objective is universal insurability — making sure that everyone has the ability to apply for and be granted health insurance coverage. Whether they can afford it is another matter, but making sure that access was there is the seat.” Triad Business Journal reporter, Owen Covington, authored the article below regarding the discussion  Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes on Huffington Post blog about controversial SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby case

Professor Harold Lloyd discusses the controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the recent Hobby Lobby case and its potential implications in his blog post titled “Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Players?” on HuffingtonPost.com.

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New Bern City attorney Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) gets bit part in TV show he helped inspire

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94)  is stepping out of his role as New Bern city attorney this weekend to play the part of a bailiff in a new CBS television series he helped inspire. Continue reading »

Reckless premieres on CBS on June 29 and features WFU Law as the alma mater of the male lead character.

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) inspires Wake Forest Law’s role in new CBS show ‘Reckless’

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) has extended his loyalty to his alma mater all the way to Hollywood. His longtime girlfriend, Dana Stevens, is a screenwriter and creator/executive producer/writer of the new television series, “Reckless,” that CBS is airing the pilot on Sunday, June 29, at 9 p.m. (EST). In the storyline, Stevens makes the male lead character, Roy Rayder, a Wake Forest Law graduate. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall is quoted by PBS Newshour regarding self-insured companies

Professor Mark Hall, is quoted in the PBS Newshour article, “Why self-insured companies help pay for high-risk individuals on exchanges,” regarding the Affordable Care Act and says that the self-insured companies fee is a “sensible solution to a temporary problem.” Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox, U.N. Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, quoted in Living Green Magazine article

The article, “Sharp Rise in Environmental and Land Killings as Pressure on Planet’s Resources Increases,” is published here as an excerpt from Living Green Magazine.

Urgent action is required to challenge impunity of perpetrators,protect citizens,and address root causes of environmental crisis.
Killings of people protecting the environment and rights to land increased sharply between 2002 and 2013 as competition for natural resources intensifies, a new report from Global Witness reveals. Continue reading »