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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted on NPR’s Marketplace about avoiding the ‘regulatory capture’ trap

Another day, another Senate hearing on the financial industry. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Boston Globe regarding OSHA fines welding company in Back Bay fire

The welding company whose workers allegedly sparked a fire that killed two Boston firefighters in the Back Bay last spring did not follow safety precautions, a failure that led to the fatal blaze, an investigation by the federal Occupational and Safety Health Administration has concluded. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law begins offering innovative Public Interest Externship

Beginning this fall, Wake Forest Law is offering an innovative Public Interest Externship that allows students to work with nonprofit public policy organizations in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro participates in signing letter to Governor Jindal to veto bill regarding oil spill

Damage claims filed by a variety of local and state agencies against BP stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be negated by a bill approved by the legislature that is designed to kill a suit filed by the east bank levee authority against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies, according to a revised letter from 22 law professors and a retired New Orleans judge asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto the bill. Wake Forest Law Professor Sidney Shapiro is one of the law professors to sign this letter.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro is quoted in Bloomberg BNA about OSHA hearings and proposed silica rule

Dry grinding floors, pouring sand and mixing terrazzo made silica dust a constant fixture in Sean Barrett’s workplaces. Jobsites would be filled with clouds of dust when a grinder’s filter or vacuum system wasn’t functioning properly. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Bloomberg BNA about OSHA restarting effort to update chemical exposure limits

Wake Forest University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in the April 17, 2014, issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits.”  Shapiro was quoted on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s recent request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure. The article discussed the lengthy process it would be for this rule-making to occur. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law Faculty publish books on topics ranging from animal cruelty to racial prejudice

Wake Forest Law faculty members have recently published a number of scholarly books or have a book forthcoming on a variety of topics ranging from animal cruelty to racial prejudice. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Bloomberg BNA on proposed silica rule hearings

University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in an  issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Hearings on Proposed Silica Rule Start March 18; Stakeholders Can Cross-Examine,” in the issue published on March 13, 2014. Shapiro was quoted regarding cross-examination of hearing participants during the three weeks of public hearings on the recently proposed OSHA silica rule. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in Bloomberg BNA

University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was recently quoted in the Feb. 27th issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Chamber Unleashes Barrage of Comments Critical of OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule.”  Shapiro was quoted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s criticism of the recently proposed OSHA silica rule. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in The Huffington Post that citizens should have less blind faith in markets, more in government

As we develop in a book just published by Oxford University Press, Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Reformthe history of the United States reveals a pattern in which citizens alternate between relying on markets and democracy, including government intervention in those markets, to achieve the type of country in which we wish to live.

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