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Professor Kami Chavis interview by 88.5 WFDD about N.C.’s new police body camera law

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, discussed North Carolina’s new police body camera law, which went into effect on Oct. 1, 2016, with Keri Brown on 88.5 WFDD’s Politics and Government segment.  The print story, “North Carolina Body Camera Law Goes Into Effect,” follows.

Professor Chavis also gave her “expert” opinion on the topic in the WalletHub article, “Should Police Wear Body Cameras? Experts Pick Sides.”

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) tells National Jurist ‘how to excel in legal writing’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, was featured in the article, “Get ready for ’1L of a Ride,’” in the Fall 2016 Back to School issue of The National Jurist magazine.  Professor Coughlin tells the National Jurist “How to excel in legal writing.”  Her advice follows.

The article also contains advice from Andrew McClurg of the University of Memphis School of Law, Meredith Duncan of the University of Houston Law Center and Nancy Levit of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, as well as excerpts from the book, “Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold,” by Thane Messinger.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses solutions to police confidence gap in Tulsa World

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, was quoted throughout the following Tulsa World story, “Blacks in Tulsa more likely than whites to be subject to police use of force,” published by Corey Jones and Curtis Killman on Oct. 3, 2016.

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Professor Tanya Marsh quoted in Boston Globe about the sale and displacement of burial grounds and cremated remains

Professor Tanya Marsh, advocate and scholar of funeral and cemetery law, was quoted in the following Boston Globe story, “When a final resting place isn’t so final,” published by Lisa Wangsness on Oct. 3, 2016. Professor Marsh discusses Massachusetts statutes as they relate to the sale and displacement of burial grounds and cremated remains.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) responds to political disarray, publishes textbook on sexual orientation for undergraduate political science students

North Carolina has endured a frenzy of political disarray over the past year, from House Bill 2 backlash to the recent protests in Charlotte over the death of Keith Lamont Scott.  During this turbulent time, Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) has provided expert guidance, opinions and more to media sources, all while publishing a textbook for undergraduate political science students.

“When you do the sort of work I do, you’re almost always responding to some emergency,” Professor Gilreath says. “House Bill 2 was just another emergency that needed a response, and I think in many ways, the response of the mainstream gay groups and of the Department of Justice has been the wrong response. I felt my role was to try to clarify the question we should be asking before formulating the response.”

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses relationship between citizens and police in light of recent shootings on American Constitution Society’s blog

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, is quoted in the following article, “Seeking Alternatives to the Deadly Use of Force,” published on American Constitution Society’s blog on Sept. 27, 2016.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses continued protests after release of police videos in Charlotte in the Wall Street Journal

Professor Kami Chavis, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted in the following Wall Street Journal article, “Police Videos Fail to Quiet Protests in Charlotte,” published by Valerie Bauerlein on Sept. 25, 2016.

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Professor Harold Lloyd authors ‘Poets as Artists of the Intentional’ on The Huffington Post blog

Professor Harold Lloyd published the following article, “Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional,” on The Huffington Post Blog on Sept. 25, 2016.

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Professor Andrew Verstein publishes ‘Enterprise without Entities’ paper on Oxford Business Law Blog

Professor Andrew Verstein published his paper, “Enterprise without Entities” on Oxford Business Law Blog on Sept. 20, 2016. The abstract follows.

Professor Verstein teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Corporate Finance and Securities Litigation. His recent research, featured in the Virginia Law Review, focuses on insider trading in commodities markets. He has also written and spoken widely on crowd funding and person to person lending, market manipulation and nature of financial benchmarks and indices such as Libor.

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Professor John Knox quoted in New York Times article that examines United Nation’s performance on global challenges

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the New York Time article, “Examining the U.N.’s Record on Urgent Global Challenges,” published by Somini Sengupta on Sept. 19, 2016.

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