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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court wins regional competition, advances to international finals in April

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team won the North American Regional Competition during the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The moot court team, led by Professor John Knox, is composed of law students Elissa Hachmeister (’16), Ashley Sims (’16) and Emily Singer (’16). They will now advance to the International Finals held at Stetson College of Law on April 16-18, 2015.
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Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Bennington Banner new House bill will extend delay of basic public protections

President Obama, with no more elections left to run, has let his inner progressive out, as was seen in the State of the Union message last night. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro discusses Obama and the Administrative Procedure Act on Background Briefing talk radio show

Professor Sidney Shapiro, chair of Administrative Law at Wake Forest Law, was interviewed on Jan. 14 by Ian Masters on Background Briefing, talk radio show syndicated to 120 stations. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Huffington Post House Republicans voted to delay clean air, safer workplaces

WASHINGTON — The House passed a measure Tuesday to dramatically restrict the government’s ability to enact any significant new regulations or safety standards, potentially hamstringing the efforts of every federal agency, from financial regulators to safety watchdogs. Continue reading »

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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 »