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Professor Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh writes in The Huffington Post: ‘A Grave Injustice to Religious and Economic Liberty in New Jersey’

Professor Tanya Marsh published the following on Aug. 31, 2015, on her Huffington Post blog: Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) featured as Tar Heel of the Week in Raleigh News and Observer

Raleigh News and Observer Correspondent Marti Maguire featured Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) as the Tar Heel of the Week in the following story:

As a young law professor, Suzanne Reynolds was drawn to the field of family law because of the gender disparities she saw written into the state’s laws – antiquated notions she would work to change in a long career as a prominent expert in the field. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars.  He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on scarcity of elected black prosecutors across U.S. cited by Reuters, other national media

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on elected prosecutors was recently quoted in numerous national news stories regarding the fact that 60 percent of states do not have elected black prosecutors. Continue reading »

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77), Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) tell Asheville Citizen Times SCOTUS decision could become landmark case

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) and Professor Shannon Gilreath (’02) are quoted in the following article originally published by the Asheville Citizen Times here.

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Professor Andrew Verstein and John Sanders (’16) write in The Huffington Post: ‘Legal Confusion as to Spoofing’

Wake Forest Law Professor Andrew Verstein and John Sanders (’16) co-wrote the following op/ed, which appears in The Huffington Post here.

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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 Chavis

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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