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Omari Scott Simmons

Professor of Law

Phone: 336.758.4493
Email: simmonos@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 3342

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Social Capital: A Catalyst for Transforming Higher Education Narratives," National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Critical Components Conference, Charlotte, N.C., May 2014
  • Discussant, "The Future of Fiduciary Duties," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Palm Beach, FL, August 9, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • Presenter, "For-Profits and the Market Paradox," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2013 (forthcoming)
  • Presenter, "For Profits and the Market Paradox," University of South Carolina Law School, Columbia, SC, March 5, 2013
  • Presenter, "Class Dismissed," American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., February 15, 2013
  • Symposium Organizer/Presenter, “For-Profits,” Wake Forest University Law School Symposium, “Privatizing the Public Good:  Emerging Trends in K-16 Education.” Winston-Salem, NC, October 26, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, “Imagine the Possibilities: Legal as a Strategic Partner,” Bridgeway CustomerConnect Live! Conference, Orlando, FL, October 23, 2012
  • Panel Organizer/Presenter, “Higher Education Access for America’s Vulnerable Students,” National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 6, 2012
  • Presenter, American Education Research Association (AERA) Research Conference “Access, Competition, and For-Profit Colleges,” co-sponsored by The Research Network on Racial & Ethnic Inequality, Terry Sanford Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, September, 21-22, 2012
  • Presenter, "Information is Power: Executive Compensation Disclosures in the Wake of the Financial Crisis," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, August 3, 2012
  • Presenter, “Class Dismissed: Higher Education Access and Socio-Economic Status” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, June 7, 2012
  • Presenter, “The Corporate Immune System: Governing from the Inside-Out,” University of Illinois School of Law Symposium “In the Boardroom: Corporate Governance Reform Meets the Real World,” Champaign, IL, March 8-9, 2012
  • Panelist, “Social Capital and the Law,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC July 27, 2011
  • Presenter, “Lost in Transition:  The Implications of Social Capital for Higher Education Access,” Carolina College Advising Corps, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Chapel Hill, NC, July 18, 2011
  • Presenter, “Lost in Transition:  The Implications of Social Capital for Higher Education Access,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 4, 2011
  • Presenter, “The Higher Education Access Pattern,” IHELG Houston Higher Education Law Roundtable, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, May 18-20, 2011
  • Participant, Secondary School Working Group, U.S. Department of Education, Presider, Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2011
  • Presenter, Ass’n of Corporate Counsel of Eastern North Carolina and North Carolina Bar Ass’n CLE, Raleigh, NC, April 26, 2011
  • Moderator, “Losing to Win: Race and Intercollegiate Athletics,” Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 13-14 2011
  • Discussant, George Washington Center for Corporate Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) Junior Faculty Workshop, Washington, DC, April 1-2, 2011
  • Presenter, “The Implications of Social Capital on Higher Education Access,” Thursday’s at Starling Hall Speaker Series, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, October 7, 2010
  • Panelist, “Race and Public Education,” Third Annual National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ, September 11, 2010
  • Panelist, “Executive Compensation in Recessionary Times,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting, Employee Benefits Mini-Workshop, Palm Beach, FL August 3, 2010
  • Panelist, “Biggest Triumphs, Biggest Mistakes,” 2010 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2010
  • Presenter, “Innkeepers:  The Elusive Theory of In-House Counsel,” Wake Forest University School of Law, Faculty Development Speaker Series, Winston-Salem, NC, April 29, 2010
  • Presenter, “Innkeepers:  The Elusive Theory of In-House Counsel,” William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA, April 2, 2010
  • Presenter, “The Implications of Social Capital on the Higher Education Access Debate,” University of South Carolina Law School,  Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, Columbia, SC, March 26, 2010
  • Presenter, “The Elusive Theory of In-house Counsel,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Corporate Roundtable Workshop, Palm Beach, FL August 5, 2009
  • Presenter, “Corporate Reform as a Service,” Roundtable on Corporate Governance and Securities Law Responses to the Financial Crisis, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD, April 17, 2009
  • Presenter, “Taking the Blue Pill:  Executive Pay, Politics, and the Credence Characteristics of Corporate Reform,” LSU Law Center Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA, October 30, 2008
  • Presenter, “Taking the Blue Pill:  Corporate Governance as a Credence Good,” Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, Durham, NC, April 12, 2008
  • Presenter, “Branding the Small Wonder: Delaware's Differentiation Advantage and the Market for Corporate Law,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools New Scholars Workshop, Amelia Island, Florida, July 30, 2007
  • Presenter, “Reconsidering Extra-Legal Responses To Promote Academic Achievement and Access To Higher Education Among Underrepresented And Vulnerable Groups,” 18th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference, “Exploring Emerging Issues in Class Inequality”, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006
  • Keynote Speaker, Delaware Department of Education, School Improvement Annual Awards Banquet, Dover, DE, May 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, Christina School District, Celebration of Mentors/Tutors Banquet, Wilmington, DE, May 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, Delaware State Parent Advisory Council 27th Annual Parent Training Conference, Wilmington, DE, February 2005
  • Panelist, Charting Your Own Course Foundation 7th Annual Corporate Career Conference, Lansdowne, VA, September 2004