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Professor Michael Curtis authors paper, ‘Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery,’ achieves ‘highly recommended’ status on Legal Theory Blog

Professor Michael Curtis, Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law, recently authored a paper, “Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery: North Carolina’s ‘Redemption’ Revisited 1870-1905 and 2011-2013,” which appears in University of Minnesota Law School journal Law and Inequality, Vol. 33.

The paper was featured in a blog post on Legal Theory Blog, “Curtis on North Carolina History & Race,” published on Nov. 3, 2016.  University of San Diego School of Law Professor Lawrence Solum, blog administrator, awarded the paper “highly recommended” status.  This is the highest accolade achievable on the blog and is only given out several times per year.  The abstract follows.

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White House Domestic Policy Council invites Professor Ron Wright to join Roundtable on Criminal Justice

Professor Ronald Wright participated in a “Roundtable on Criminal Justice” hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council in conjunction with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) presents ‘Examining Critical Race Theory’ at Harvard Law School

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) presented a lecture titled, “Examining Critical Race Theory: Outsider Jurisprudence and HIV/AIDS–a Perspective on Desire and Power,” on Monday, Oct. 19, at Harvard Law School.

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Wake Forest University to host Idlewild Conference on Friday, Feb. 27

Wake Forest University will host the “Idlewild Conference” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in the Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall. The event is a day-long series of conversations on race, gender, religion and capitalism in the U.S. South. Continue reading »

Professors Jonathan Cardi and Wendy Parker lead sessions at The Humanities Institute’s ‘Teach-In’ on race and human community

The Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University will hold a “Teach-In” on Race and Human Community on Monday, Jan. 26. The event will feature 15 sessions taught by faculty from many departments, including Professor Jonathan Cardi and Professor Wendy Parker from Wake Forest Law.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in panel discussion on Ferguson

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, participated in a panel on Wednesday, Dec. 3, about racial issues.

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Professor Michael Curtis writes in The Huffington Post blog about North Carolina using race to disrupt multiracial political coalitions

History repeats itself, but thankfully, not exactly. Still, we have a distressing degree of repetition in North Carolina. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in Symposium on Race and the Criminal Justice System at W&L University

LEXINGTON, Va. –  Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participated in the W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice symposium on race and criminal justice on Friday, March 18, at Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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Stephen Bright, panel to discuss race and the death penalty on March 31

The Wake Forest Innocence & Justice Clinic is pleased to announce that Wake Forest University School of Law has been selected as one of five sites in North Carolina to host a national tour that explores the complex issues involving race and the death penalty in America. Continue reading »

WFU School of Law dean to lecture about essay, sign books

Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Blake Morant is a contributor to a new book, “Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education.”

The book, published by Vanderbilt University Press and released this month, features essays from 40 law professors, black and white, who wrote personal accounts of their childhood experiences in school and in their communities in the early days of school integration following the Brown decision.

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