Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
Professor of Law
Location: Reynolda 204
Professor Jennifer Collins teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, family law, and gender and the law at Wake Forest Law School. She specializes in issues involving families and the criminal justice system such as the prosecution of parents who are responsible for their children's deaths. She is the 2009 winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award (selected by the graduating class) and the 2010 winner of the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award (selected by the dean). On July 1, 2010, Professor Collins assumed the position of Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives for the university, and in 2013, she became the Vice Provost. Prior to joining Wake Forest, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia for more than seven years, where she specialized in homicide cases. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Collins and her husband, Adam, a partner at a Winston-Salem law firm, have three children.