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Omari Scott Simmons

Howard L. Oleck Professor of Business Law
Director, Business Law Program

Phone: 336.758.4493
Location: Worrell 3139


  • "Narratives Transformed: College Access from the Bottom-Up," (an organizational case study that contextualizes the experience of one college access organization within the broader realm of existing education practice, academic theory, and public policy) (under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press).


Other Publications

  • "For Stronger K-16 Bridge, Reform College Counseling," Education Week, June 9, 2011, at 22 (invited commentary)
  • "Re-examining In-House Counsel Liability," CLE materials prepared for Ass’n of Corporate Counsel for Eastern North Carolina and North Carolina Bar Ass’n, April 26, 2011
  • "Administration’s Higher Education Goals Unattainable without K-16 Bridge," The Huffington Post, February 25, 2011 (Op-Ed)
  • "Biggest Triumphs, Biggest Mistakes," outline materials prepared for 2010 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2010
  • "Rhetoric won’t likely lead to reform," Winston-Salem Journal, March 7, 2009, at A11 (Op-Ed)


  • Delaware's Brand Equity (co-authored article with The Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court discussing the sustained impact of Delaware's judiciary on corporate governance at the national and international levels).
  • Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety (essay exploring the deterrent impact of adversarial tort litigation on campus safety risks compared to more collaborative regulatory approaches)
  • Students as Consumers (article examining the legal implications of analogizing students seeking higher education to consumers in the commercial context).

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