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School of Law kicks off online coronavirus symposium open to all

The following is a guest post from the School of Law:

As the United States and the world examine the effects of wide-scale quarantine in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the legal, ethical, social, and economic impacts is crucial. The coronavirus has exposed numerous faults in our systems and finding solutions will be the focus as we move forward.

That is why Wake Forest University School of Law is pleased to announce Isolated By The Law, a fully online, self-paced symposium. Featuring a dozen nationally recognized experts who examine domestic and global health policy from multiple perspectives, Isolated By The Law offers thought leadership vital to overcoming the challenges raised by COVID-19. It is free and open to the public.

Isolated By The Law is an update of the 2018 symposium presented by the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy that explored the legal and ethical implications surrounding quarantine during public health emergencies. It was a forward-thinking exploration of these important concerns, viewed through the lens of the SARS and Ebola crises.

“We couldn’t know then how critically important this symposium would become,” said Chris Coughlin, a Wake Forest Law professor who leads the symposium. “Now more than ever we need scientists, lawyers, and public health experts to work together to navigate the pressing issues that are exposing numerous cracks in our system. In just two weeks, we reached out to former speakers and new experts to bring this symposium to a new online format.”

A dozen nationally recognized experts from a range of disciplines cover many of the significant issues that have surfaced as a result of the coronavirus, including the balance between public health interests and individual rights, vulnerable populations in the time of pandemic, and new public policy concerns, among other timely issues and topics.

“These experts have extensive experience in these areas, conducting research and examining outcomes for years, sometimes even a decade or more. Because of that, they bring a thoughtful approach to the discussion, especially around the unintended consequences of various courses of action,” Coughlin said.

Isolated by the Law is sponsored through the collaboration of the Wake Forest School of Law, its Journal of Law & Policy, its Health Law and Policy Program, the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Office of the Provost, and Awaken: The Creative Journal of Contemporary Bioethics.

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School of Law's Pro Bono Project to host a wills clinic

The School of Law’s Pro Bono Project will host a wills clinic March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school in Worrell Professional Center.

The clinic will provide free assistance to Wake Forest employees who, largely, meet certain income guidelines.  It is geared, primarily, for employees who have a household income for a married couple of $40,000 or less per year and do not have a special needs child or spouse.  Clinic organizers said having a higher income does not automatically disqualify someone from participation in the clinic.  For those with incomes a little higher than the guidelines, organizers will consider whether they have the documents on hand that are appropriate to assist them.

In addition to wills, the Pro Bono Project will also be offering health care powers of attorney and living wills on site. Those that participate in the Wills project would need to commit to returning for a signing ceremony on a Saturday in the first couple of weeks of April. All other documents will be drafted and signed in the same day.

Registration for the clinic is available here.

If anyone has any questions they may contact Briana Whalin (whalbm16@nullwfu.edu) or Sydney Cauthen (cautsm17@nullwfu.edu), the o-oordinators of the Wills Pro Bono Project.

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Comings and goings for March 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in March 2017:

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April 2017 staff and faculty milestones

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March 2017 staff and faculty milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones:

1 Year

Melanie Nicole Bullock; Associate Director; Student Engagement
Mary Boyd Chenery; Assistant Director; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations
Perry W Coggins; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance
Luis Eduardo Fernandez; Research Professor; Biology
Christopher Michael Howell; Security Officer; University Police
David Ethan Hunt; Graphic Design Manager; WFUSB-Marketing
Abriana Lesha Kimbrough; Administrative Assistant; Advancement: Alumni Services
Julie G Rice; Medical Office Assistant; Student Health Service
Dorothy Kathryn Shields; Librarian, Reseach & Instruct; Library-ZSR
Stephen Anthony Vance; Synthetic Research Assistant; Chemistry

5 Years

Alvester Fredrick Barren; Shuttle Driver; Parking & Transportation
Edward Lee Goode; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services
Bryan Keith McKinney; Analyst/Programmer, Sr; IS: Applications Development
Matthew T. Murray; Floor Care Supervisor; FACS: Custodial Services
Rodney Lee Tucker; Custodian, Team Lead; FACS: Custodial Services
Mary Ellen Walter; Operations Manager; Divinity: Admissions

15 Years

Jeffrey Lee Davis; Groundskeeper; FACS: Landscaping Services
Ederma Pelaez De Herrera; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services
Lawrence Groce Thach; Coordinator, Events & Travel; Law: External Affairs
John Kubel Wise; Assoc VP, Hospitality/Aux Svcs; Graylyn: Admin & General

25 Years

Steven James Folmar; Associate Professor; Anthropology

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