James A. Webster Professor of Public Law
Wendy Parker loved law school so much that she decided to become a law professor. Her passion for the law derives from her interest in discovering and exploring the complexities of legal norms with her students and from her desire in employing the law for social change. Her research focuses on identifying solutions for how the law has created – intentionally and unintentionally – inequalities in employment and education. Her work has been published by the Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Washington University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, and Hastings Law Journal, among others. In 2012. Professor Parker became the James A. Webster Professor of Public Law. In 2006, she received the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award. She joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2003 from the University Of Cincinnati College of Law, where she twice won the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Before teaching, she litigated school desegregation cases as a Skadden Arps Fellow and staff attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. She and her husband try their best to parent Austin and Zoe. Her articles on SSRN may be downloaded here.