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Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Ron Wright weighs in on NYPD slowdown

The New York Times editorial board has reacted to the raw data of the NYPD slowdown with sweater-vested histrionics. “The madness has to stop,” the editorial states. A lack of Broken Windows policing won’t “unleash chaos,” they argue, it’s that “cops who refuse to do their jobs and revel in showing contempt to their civilian leaders are damaging the social order all by themselves.” But a social order that requires us to needlessly detain and tax poor and minority New Yorkers isn’t one worth preserving.

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Professor Ron Wright resumes role as executive associate dean for academic affairs

Ron Wright, Needham Yancy Gulley professor of criminal law, is serving as executive associate dean for academic affairs for Wake Forest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. It’s a role that he is more than familiar with having served the law school in the same capacity from 2007-2010. Continue reading »

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Wake Forest Law welcomes Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds (’77) took the helm as interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law on Sept. 1. She replaces former Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean of George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

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 »

Professor Ron Wright’s district attorney research featured in New York World

Manhattan better get used to Cyrus Vance.

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Mohamad Basam and Joel De Leon Quintero

Law school confers degrees on first S.J.D. candidates

Wake Forest Law will confer its highest postgraduate law degree, the Doctoral of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree, for the first time this month. Continue reading »

Law and Policy Journal to host ‘Finality in Sentencing’ symposium on Friday, April 5

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will host a symposium, “Finality in Sentencing,” on Friday, April 5, in the Worrell Professional Center. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright, Jones Byrd (’02) discuss U.S. Supreme Court weighing DWI case

In most cases, police officers have to get a warrant to search your home, but in North Carolina, they don’t need one to get a sample of your blood if you’re accused of driving while impaired.

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Professor Ron Wright quoted by Reuters on significance of John Edwards trial

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Former U.S. Senator John Edwards goes on trial Monday on charges he used illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair with a mistress who became pregnant during his failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Continue reading »

Professor Ronald Wright

New York Times cites Professor Ronald Wright on the frequency of plea bargains

For years, the nation’s highest court has devoted the majority of its criminal justice efforts to ensuring that defendants get a fair day in court and a fair sentence once a trial is concluded. But in two decisions on Wednesday, the Supreme Court tacitly acknowledged that it has been enforcing an image of the system that is very different from the real, workaday world inhabited by prosecutors and defense lawyers across the country.  Continue reading »