law and policy

Welcome from the Editor-in-Chief

law-policy-700x280Welcome to the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy’s new blog, De Novo! The idea of De Novo began with the Volume 6 Board of Editors and, along with our new website, was implemented by the Volume 7 Board. With the launch of De Novo, we hope to further the Journal’s mission to introduce and advance discourse consistent with Wake Forest’s motto of “Pro Humanitate” by examining salient topics that explore the intersection of provocative legal issues surrounding public and social policy. The blog will consist of posts written by Journal staff members and editors, Wake Forest students and faculty, and professionals in the legal and academic community. Those interested in publishing on De Novo should contact our Executive Online Editor, Dan Choyce, for details on blog post requirements and submission guidelines.


The Journal of Law & Policy is excited to join our sister publications at Wake Forest University School of Law in introducing this new platform to advance scholarly discourse in a concise, timely manner. We will continue to publish two print issues annually that explore broader interdisciplinary topics, as well as our online supplemental publication, Sua Sponte. Thank you for your interest in the Journal and De Novo—we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing high-quality and relevant scholarship to the legal community.


–Chris Salemme, Editor-in-Chief