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Professor John Knox to receive the 2019 Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 28, 2019) — John Knox, professor of international law and former Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights and the environment, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for Sept. 7, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Sept. 7, 2018: Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law faculty move up eight spots on 2018 Scholarly Impact Score ranking

Members of the Wake Forest Law faculty have moved up eight spots on the “Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third“ by Gregory C. Sisk (St. Thomas) et al.

The updated 2018 study explores the scholarly impact of law faculties, ranking the top third of American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools. Refined by Brian Leiter, the “Scholarly Impact Score” for a law faculty is calculated from the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured faculty members. In addition to a school-by-school ranking, it reports the mean, median, and weighted score, along with a listing of the tenured law faculty members at each school with the 10 highest individual citation counts.

According to the new ranking, Wake Forest faculty members whose scholarship had the most impact in 2018 are: Jonathan Cardi, Kami Chavis, Michael Curtis, Michael Green, Mark Hall, John Knox, Alan Palmiter, Gregory Parks, Sid Shapiro, Margaret Taylor, and Ron Wright. Continue reading »

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U.N. Special Rapporteur and Professor John Knox calls for recognition of the human right to a healthy environment

Over the past six years, Professor John Knox has traveled thousands of miles, journeying to places such as Madagascar, Mongolia, and Uruguay, all for the sake of an idea.

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Media Roundup for March 9, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of March 9, 2018: Continue reading »

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Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18) attends 34th session of U.N. Human Rights Council over spring break

Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18), a summer and academic year research assistant to Professor John Knox, is traveling with him to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais de Nations, headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

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UN Human Rights expert Professor John Knox calls for protection of environmental defenders

Professor John Knox, in his role as the first UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders in the following Just Earth News story, “UN rights expert calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders,” that  ran on India Blooms on Dec. 8, 2016.

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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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Professors John Knox, Justin Catanoso put Paris climate change talks into perspective

Wake Forest University Professors John Knox and Justin Catanoso will be on hand as representatives from more than 190 countries meet over the next two weeks in France to work out a new international agreement on climate change.  Continue reading »