Trump Administration

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‘Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration’ panel discussion set for Wednesday, April 18

As part of Earth Week, the Wake Forest School of Law will host a moderated panel discussion about environmental and natural resources law and policy under the Trump Administration entitled, “Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Room 1312, Worrell Professional Center. The program, which is free and open to the public, is supported in part by the Office of the Provost and in collaboration with the Center for Energy, the Environment and Sustainability (CEES). Continue reading »

Virginia Johnson (JD ‘85) appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Virginia Johnson (JD ‘85) was recently appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Office of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

 The Department of the Interior welcomed 19 staff members to spearhead the department throughout the Trump Administration. Newly-appointed positions include Chief of Staff to the Secretary, Associate Deputy Secretary, Principal Deputy Solicitor and two Principal Deputy Assistant Secretaries.

The original story “Dept. of Interior announces 19 new hires” was published in the Samoa News on June 4, 2017. An excerpt from the article is posted below. Continue reading »

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Professor Shannon Gilreath featured in Daily Tarheel about Trump eliminating transgender student protection law

Professor Shannon Gilreath was featured in the following Daily Tarheel article, “Trump administration revokes protections for transgender students,” written by Becca Heilman and published on Feb. 23, 2017.

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Professor Kami Chavis publishes op/ed on police reform under the Trump Administration on RegBlog

Professor Kami Chavis wrote the following op/ed, “The Future of Police Reform Under the Trump Administration,” originally published on RegBlog on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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Professors Margaret Taylor and Helen Parsonage discuss President Trump’s immigration ban

Professor Margaret Taylor and Adjunct Professor Helen Parsonage, an immigration attorney in Winston-Salem, participated in the panel discussion, “The New Administration’s Refugee and Immigration Policy: What Does it Mean?,” on Friday, Feb. 3, in Wake Forest University’s Pugh Auditorium.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro discusses ‘Two-out, One-In’ Executive Order on radio program

Professor Sidney Shapiro was interviewed on Ian Masters’ radio program, “Background Briefing,” on Jan. 30, 2017.  The episode is titled, “What Motivated the Canadian Mass Shooter; Trump Puts a Target on the Back of US Soldiers in Iraq; Trump’s Radical and Unworkable ‘Two Out, One In’ Executive Order.”

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Law professors deliberate possibility of climate control’s fate under the Trump Administration

Four Wake Forest Law professors recently expressed concern for encroaching environmental factors that continue to cause irreversible damage to air, water and wildlife as part of a panel organized by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

According to the panelists, last year the average global temperature climbed 1.5 degrees celsius, making 2016 the hottest year on record.  As the nation adjusts to the Trump Administration, the panelists outlined the potential bleak future of environmental policies.

“These are the most consequential issues facing global leaders,” said Justin Catanoso, a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University. “All of the other issues cannot fix themselves if we don’t get ahold of climate change and environmental sustainability.”

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Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

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