In the Media

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 »

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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 »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro discusses Obama and the Administrative Procedure Act on Background Briefing talk radio show

Professor Sidney Shapiro, chair of Administrative Law at Wake Forest Law, was interviewed on Jan. 14 by Ian Masters on Background Briefing, talk radio show syndicated to 120 stations. Continue reading »

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Program lets Wake Forest students focus on broader issues of criminal law

Kami Chavis Simmons, a law professor at Wake Forest University, wants to make legal issues relevant to law students and the general public. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells U.S. News citizens need to understand police are risking their lives

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells U.S. News that citizens need to understand the risks that police face daily, featured in the article “The Changes Facing U.S. Police,” published on Dec. 22, 2014:

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Professor Tanya Marsh predicts migration to online, mobile banking among major 2015 economic trends

WalletHub’s 11 Economic Predictions for 2015

GDP Growth Will Be Roughly 3%

2015 is expected to be another solid year for the U.S. economy, despite the various problems being endured by many foreign markets. In fact, all of the experts we consulted expect the U.S. economy to continue slowly trending upward, as we gain momentum at the end of 2014, and for GDP growth to be around 3% in the New Year. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted by The Associated Press about police tactics after killings, protests

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is quoted by The Associated Press about how police departments are revamping training guidelines as a result of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the resulting protests in the story, “Police Altering Tactics After Killings, Protests,” which follows. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in Wall Street Journal regarding police tactics

Police departments around the country are racing to develop new training rules on the use of force, a response that has gained urgency amid scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department and an emerging consensus that law-enforcement practices need to be reviewed and revamped. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright quoted in New Republic regarding Eric Garner’s death at hands of NYPD

Many of the people who took umbrage at the public outcry over a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson—the now-former police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson—cited the endless ambiguities surrounding that incident as evidence that the system had worked as intended. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in International Business Times about possible civil suit against Ferguson police officer

Michael Brown’s family would face a number of legal hurdles if they filed a lawsuit against former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in civil court, including laws that make it impossible to go after police officers as individuals for legal liability in state courts, according to law experts. Even if successful, a civil suit against Wilson isn’t likely to result in significant monetary damages, and a case against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, or St. Louis County would be even tougher to win. Continue reading »