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Professor Ron Wright to present findings from his ‘Jury Sunshine Project’ on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Professor Ron Wright has been interviewing prosecutors across North Carolina as part of his research regarding jury selection known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.” His research eventually will generate a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina. He will give a presentation about preliminary results, his research and findings at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4,  in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1301. Lunch will be served. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright quoted in Newsday: ‘Case raises questions about how we pick district attorneys’

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following Newsday story:

When a Nassau County emergency management official was arrested last week on perjury and misconduct charges, local reaction broke along the usual partisan lines.

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, said Deputy Commissioner Edward Korona Jr. of Hicksville falsely answered “no” on civil-service applications when asked if he’d been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

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Professor Ron Wright joins new think tank to train, study prosecutors featured in Wall Street Journal

Professor Ron Wright has been tapped to serve on the new Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, which is featured in the following Wall Street Journal story, “New Think Tank Aims to Train, Study Prosecutors.” The institute was launched by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. A portion of the original story follows: Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright quoted in article regarding defendant in murder trial accused of selling woman heroin

Professor Ron Wright says in the Winston-Salem Journal news article, “Defendant in murder trial is accused of selling woman heroin,” published Friday, Oct. 16, that it is unusual to charge someone with second-degree murder because of a drug overdose. “It’s all about what he knows,” Wright said. “So to get a second-degree murder charge, you have to convince the jury that this particular defendant was himself aware that ‘If I do this thing, I’m creating a big risk that someone will die.’” Continue reading »

The Federalist Society holds U.S. Supreme Court round-up on Oct. 13

Wake Forest Law’s Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society held a U.S. Supreme Court round-up featuring commentary from Professors Wilson Parker and Ron Wright on upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Worrell Professional Center.

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Professor Ron Wright speaks in webinar about Criminal Liability of workplace health and safety violations

Professor Ron Wright spoke on Friday, June 26, 2015 about expanding criminal liability of workplace health and safety violations in a webinar co-sponsored by the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) and National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH). Continue reading »

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Professor Timothy Davis named Wake Forest Law’s newest academic dean

Professor Timothy Davis will serve as Wake Forest Law’s newest Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is the first African American to serve in this role at the law school. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright presents at the 2015 RCN Understanding Guilty Pleas Symposium

Professor Ron Wright spoke at the 2015 RCN Understanding Guilty Pleas Symposium held June 2-3, 2015 at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright discusses law school trends in Triad Business Journal

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Ron Wright is quoted about law school cost, time, and applications trends in the following Triad Business Journal article, “Faster. cheaper. hands-on. This isn’t your grandfather’s law school” which was published on Friday, June 5, 2015 saying, “Schools are doing what they can to cut down on the cost and let people do it quicker.” The article follows in full below. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright presents at 2015 AALS New Law Teachers conference

Professor Ron Wright presented at the 2015 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) New Law Teachers conference held June 3 – 5, in Washington, D.C. Wright is a Chair of the Planning Committee for the AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers along with: Gillian E. Metzger,Columbia University School of Law; Donna M. Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Continue reading »