In the Media

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Innocence and Justice Clinic director shares thoughts on ‘Making a Murderer’ documentary with WXII

Professor Mark Rabil, the director of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence Clinic, said he started teaching the Steven Avery murder case years before the “Making a Murderer” documentary came out. He shares his thoughts on what the popular series shows with WXII’s Briana Conner. Watch the video here. Continue reading »

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New Two-Year JD for International Lawyers degree featured in LLM Guide

Wake Forest Law’s new Two-Year JD for International Lawyers is featured in the international LLM Guide here. An excerpt from the original story follows.

Julia de la Parra, a lawyer from Argentina, received her J.D. in Buenos Aires in 2008, spent four and a half years working there, then completed an LL.M. at Northwestern University and assumed an associated professional job at a North Carolina law firm. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons joins HuffPo Live discussion regarding Bill Cosby charges

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons joined Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, Mic.com Senior Staff Writer Jamilah King and Salon Politics Writer Amanda Marcotte on the HuffPo Live segment to discuss “Comedian Faces Charges For 2004 Assault,” which originally aired on Dec. 31, 2015. Continue reading »

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Professor Harold Lloyd publishes ‘Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather’ on The Huffington Post blog

Professor Harold Lloyd published the following piece on his Huffington Post blog here:

People are often surprised to learn that the great American poet Wallace Stevens was a lawyer. His “real job” was heading the fidelity and surety claims division of Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company. He was also an officer of the affiliated Harvard Livestock Insurance Company. Continue reading »

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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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