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Professor Gregory Parks writes in the Huffington Post that black ‘Greek’ hazing is tied to leadership behavior

Spurred by the senseless hazing death of Robert Champion at Florida A&M University in November 2011, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member) proposed legislation, on May 31, 2012, to end hazing on college campuses.

 

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Shaka Mitchell (’04) interviewed by NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ about federal lawsuit over compensation for bone marrow

Doreen Flynn is the mother of three young girls with an incurable blood disorder called Fanconi anemia. Jordan, 13, and twins Jorja and Julia, 7, will all need bone transplants to survive.  Their mother fears there won’t be a match for her girls when the time comes.  Or worse, that if a match is found that the donor won’t follow through and donate.

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted by Reuters regarding possible action against S&P for securities violations

Sept 26 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators disclosed they may take action against Standard & Poor’s for securities law violations after the ratings agency gave top grades to a package of securitized mortgages in 2007 that quickly soured. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright quoted in the New York Times regarding sentencing shift gives new leverage to prosecutors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After decades of new laws to toughen sentencing for criminals, prosecutors have gained greater leverage to extract guilty pleas from defendants and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, often by using the threat of more serious charges with mandatory sentences or other harsher penalties. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil quoted in Associated Press story regarding N.C. Innocence Commission

RALEIGH (AP) — Fifteen hours after Troy Davis was executed, two men walked out of a North Carolina prison after being exonerated of a murder they had pleaded guilty to committing more than 10 years ago.N.C. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic director, students react to Troy Davis execution

Twenty years ago, in 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of killing a police officer in Savannah, Ga. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, the Georgia board of pardons denied a bid to delay his execution, and state officials scheduled his death for the following day at 7 p.m. Continue reading »

Professor Wendy Parker quoted in USA Today regarding judges’ desire to get out of school desegregation

After decades of issuing court orders, judges across the country have shown in recent years that they want to get out of school desegregation, said Wendy Parker, a professor at Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

Professor Michael Green tells WFMY when people should file a lawsuit

Illinois — Didn’t get a check in your birthday card this year? Would you sue over it? A brother and sister in Illinois did. Continue reading »

Visiting professor Iyiola Solanke discusses ‘Public Unrest, Social Institutions and Trust’ in the Huffington Post

Wake Forest University School of Law Visiting Professor Iyiola Solanke talks about “Public Unrest, Social Institutions and Trust” in an op/ed piece in HuffingtonPost.com.

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in Barron’s calling for more fiduciary protections to fund shareholders

As former SEC Chairman Manuel Cohen taught, “Wall Street rarely moves toward reform unless it is pushed.” Continue reading »