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Wake Forest University’s undergraduates, North Carolina communities and nonprofits

September 23rd, 2016

Professor Barbara Lentz has expanded her innovative teaching methods and service by sharing her experience and expertise about nonprofit law, leadership and management with Wake Forest University’s undergraduate college, North Carolina communities and multiple nonprofit boards.

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Professor Kami Chavis calls for calm as well as change in police culture in light of Charlotte protests over police shooting

September 21st, 2016

Kami Chavis, a Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, is speaking out about the protests that broke out Tuesday in Charlotte injuring about a dozen police officers. The protests were a direct response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a black police officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side, according to media reports including MSN News.

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Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein publishes ‘Enterprise without Entities’ paper on Oxford Business Law Blog

September 20th, 2016

Professor Andrew Verstein published his paper, “Enterprise without Entities” on Oxford Business Law Blog on Sept. 20, 2016. The abstract follows.

Professor Verstein teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Corporate Finance and Securities Litigation. His recent research, featured in the Virginia Law Review, focuses on insider trading in commodities markets. He has also written and spoken widely on crowd funding and person to person lending, market manipulation and nature of financial benchmarks and indices such as Libor.

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Salem Cemetery (Photo courtesy of Professor Tanya Marsh)

Professor Tanya Marsh quoted in Pacific Standard regarding human composting and the future of urban burial practices

September 20th, 2016

Professor Tanya Marsh, advocate and scholar of funeral and cemetery law, was quoted in the Pacific Standard article, “Is Human Composting the Future of Urban Burial?” about the funeral industry. The original article can be found here, on the Pacific Standard website.

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Professor of International Law John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in New York Times article that examines United Nation’s performance on global challenges

September 20th, 2016

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the New York Time article, “Examining the U.N.’s Record on Urgent Global Challenges,” published by Somini Sengupta on Sept. 19, 2016.

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