Jennifer Collins

Faculty News and Notes Winter 2013 – 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

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Professor Jennifer Collins appointed Wake Forest University vice provost

Wake Forest is delighted to announce the appointment as vice provost of Jennifer Collins, who currently serves as associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives.  Collins is also a professor of law, joining the law school faculty in 2003, where her areas of focus are criminal law and family law.  She continues to teach courses on gender and the law (to both law students and undergraduates) and legal professionalism; her acclaimed classroom gifts have earned her both of the School’s top teaching awards. Continue reading »

Professor Jennifer Collins weighs in on complicated scenarios of child gun deaths

Two-year-old Brennan Nowell is locked in his loved ones’ minds as the “smiling, blue-eyed angel that absorbed life and loved all around him.” Continue reading »

Associate Provost Jennifer Collins tells Denver Post parents faced with troubling evidence about their own don’t always turn to law enforcement

In the developments of the Jessica Ridgeway case that now resides in the courts, one person emerged as a tragic hero: the mother who turned in her own son. Continue reading »

Professor Jennifer Collins cited in Louisiana Supreme Court decision

Professor Jennifer Collins, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, was cited in the Louisiana Supreme Court’s verdict in the case of the State of Louisiana vs. Satonia Small.

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Assistant Provost and Professor Jennifer Collins tells The Tennessean mothers face charges in hot car child deaths more often

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In recent days, two Middle Tennessee mothers left their young children inside hot vehicles, only to find them dead hours later. Continue reading »

Hyperthermia case poses a quandary for Bucks County prosecutors

Nearly a year ago, Bucks County prosecutors faced a legal quandary – whether or not to charge a day-care operator who inadvertently left a toddler to die in her van on a sweltering summer day. Read the full story »

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Professor Jennifer Collins named associate provost

Professor of Law Jennifer Collins has been named associate provost for academic initiatives at Wake Forest University.

In her new role, Collins will work with faculty from across the University to develop academic programs. The appointment is for a three-year term. She will retain her title as professor of law and will continue to teach in the law school.

Professor Jennifer Collins receives Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

The Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Professor of Law Jennifer Collins, who specializes in family law and the criminal justice system, at Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 18.

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Q&A: Professor Jennifer Collins

Professor Jennifer Collins, teaches criminal and  family law. The 2009 winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award graduated from Harvard Law School, where she worked on the Law Review with President Barack Obama. She served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., for almost eight years and clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is co-author of a recent book entitled, “Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties” (Oxford University Press 2009, with Dan Markel and Ethan Leib).  In February 2009, Collins was interviewed as part of the ‘Conversation With…’ series. The excerpts below are based on that conversation.  Continue reading »