In the Media

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) tells the Advocate the real promise of the transgender movement is freedom from gender restrictions

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) tells the Advocate in the following story, “The real promise of the transgender movement is not the freedom to figure out ways to become more fully male or fully female, but rather freedom from gender entirely.” Read the original story posted on Dec. 14, 2015, by Cleis Abeni, “Psst … There’s a Radical Notion in a New Report About Gender Language,” here.

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Professor John Knox featured on CNBC, other media regarding Missouri Superfund landfill site

Professor John Knox is expected to receive a special report regarding the investigation of human rights violations against communities surrounding Republic Services’ West Lake Superfund landfill site in Bridgeton, Missouri, in his role as UN Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights and Environment Program. Read the original story here. Continue reading »

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Bloomberg View cites Professor Andrew Verstein law review article about insider trading in commodities markets

Professor Andrew Verstein‘s law review article and recent blog post regarding insider trading in commodities markets is referenced in the following Bloomberg View story by Matt Levine. Read the original report here.

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Professor Gregory Parks writes about ‘The Rise of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’ for Atlanta Journal Constitution

Professor Gregory Parks wrote the following article, “The Rise of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,” as part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s occasional Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations. Read the original story here. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted by Raleigh News and Observer about UnitedHealthcare’s move to stop paying insurance agents for selling ACA plan

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the following story in the Raleigh News and Observer: The original story can be read here.

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Professor John Knox featured in Raleigh, Charlotte newspapers for his involvement in 21st United Nations climate change summit

Wake Forest University Law Professor John Knox was quoted in the following Raleigh News and Observer story, “UN climate change summit could bring first progress in years,” published on Nov. 28. Wake Forest University’s director of journalism Justin Catanoso wrote the article that can be found here. The Charlotte Observer also covered this story.

Government leaders from 194 nations, braving threats of further terrorist attacks, gather Monday in Paris for the 21st United Nations climate change summit. Their goal is to forge a framework that they hope will spare the planet from the kind of catastrophic warming by 2100 that many climate scientists see as inevitable. Knox is the United Nations’ special representative on climate change and human rights. “If you’re really concerned about climate change,” Knox said, “you don’t take two decades to get to a decision. But we’ve got this issue: We don’t have one world government; having the world divided up into nearly 200 countries makes the problem infinitely harder to deal with.”

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New Veterans Legal Clinic students, alumni highlighted in Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic was highlighted in a Winston-Salem Journal article titled, “Wake Forest law students start clinic to help veterans,” that was published on  Nov. 30. John Harper (JD ’16) and Chris Alderman (JD ’16) were quoted in the article. along with Professor Steve Virgil, who is director of the clinic. Harper, a former U.S. Army captain, was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months and also served as a military intelligence officer. The original article is available here. The article also appears in the Greensboro News and Record and on Greedy Associates. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions the North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity since the lab, although no longer part of the State Bureau of Investigation, is still under the Attorney General’s Office, in the following story that originally ran in the Raleigh News and Observer here. 

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Professor Kate Mewhinney, OUTLaw members featured in Winston-Salem Journal for volunteer efforts at Adam Foundation’s festival

Professor Kate Mewhinney and OUTLaw program members are featured in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal titled, “Cindy Hodnett: Events underscore solidarity in community,” on Nov. 16. The story focuses on the Adam Foundation’s annual festival, which was held on Nov. 7 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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Professor Alan Palmiter tells New York Times revolt at Sequoia is ‘highly unusual’

Professor Alan Palmiter was quoted in a New York Times story, “Huge Valeant Stake Exposes Rift at Sequoia Fund,” by James B. Stewart published on Nov. 12, 2015. In the story, Professor Palmiter said the board revolt at Sequoia was highly unusual. “I’ve never heard of mutual fund directors ever quitting in protest of fund management. I’m sure it’s happened, but the world of mutual fund directors is one of ‘go along to get along.’ ” Continue reading »