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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes op/ed in New York Times about bias straining police prosecutions

The following op/ed by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons ran on the Opinion page of the New York Times on Nov. 25 under the headline, “Bias Can Strain an Already Difficult Standard in Prosecuting Police.” Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells Winston-Salem Journal she wasn’t surprised by Ferguson, Mo., jury decision

Local civil-rights activists say they are disappointed that a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided Monday not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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Professors Michael Green and Gregory Parks weigh in on High Point University hazing suit

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Prominent legal and medical professionals are lending their services to the family of a High Point University student suing the school, alleging that his death was the result of fraternity hazing. Continue reading »

N.C. State Sen. Phil Berger (’82) and sons Phil Jr. (’99) and Kevin (’00) featured in Greensboro News & Record

Bob Rucho was mad. For more than a year, he had worked on a comprehensive tax-reform bill that would change North Carolina’s antiquated revenue system in dramatic ways — including an end to tax breaks for special interests, a proposal sparking heartburn in virtually every tax lobbyist in Raleigh.

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David Giffin (’16) writes about religious dress modifications to military uniforms in The Emory Wheel

A new military policy has been gaining some attention from online news outlets over the past few weeks for allowing soldiers to incorporate religious dress as a part of their uniforms.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in The Huffington Post that citizens should have less blind faith in markets, more in government

As we develop in a book just published by Oxford University Press, Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Reformthe history of the United States reveals a pattern in which citizens alternate between relying on markets and democracy, including government intervention in those markets, to achieve the type of country in which we wish to live.

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Professor Margaret Taylor shares best ways to find an immigration law attorney

Following Thursday’s column on how to find an immigration law attorney, Margaret Taylor, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law who specializes in immigration law, wrote in to provide additional suggestions.

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Professor Michael D. Green delivers Second Fleming Lecture at Berkeley Law

Professor Michael D. Green, 2012 winner of the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship, delivered the Second Fleming Lecture at Berkeley Law with co-winner William Powers, Jr. of the University of Texas on Monday, Nov. 5. Upon acceptance of the prize, both men presented a lecture entitled “Restating Torts”, largely centered around their outstanding co-report on two core portions of the new Restatement (Third) of Torts, “Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm“, for which, among other accomplishments, they were being honored.

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Chris Beechler (’01) donates kidney to his former professor

In this the season of giving, Chris Beechler (’01) will be giving the gift of life this week when he donates a kidney to fellow Winston-Salem lawyer Dave Pishko, who was Beechler’s former professor at Wake Forest law school.

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Dean Blake Morant and Kenneth Imo (’00) named in On Being a Black Lawyer’s second Annual Power 100 List

Dean Blake Morant and law school alumnus Kenneth Imo (’00) are named in the On Being  a Black Lawyer’s second Annual Power 100 List. The list is a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and both the public and private sectors.

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