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Gregory S. Parks
Cornell Law School Class of 2008

Professor of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law


Gregory Parks is Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. A lawyer and PhD psychologist, Professor  Parks teaches courses, researches, and writes in the areas of civil litigation, race and law, and  social science and law. After law school, Professor Parks clerked for The Honorable Anna  Blackburne-Rigsby on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and then for The Honorable Andre M.  Davis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Thereafter, he served as a  Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School and then an Associate in the Litigation Group at McDermott  Will & Emery in their Washington, D.C. office. Professor Parks has published almost a dozen, scholarly books on topics ranging from  black Greek-letter organizations to race in America to social science and law. His books have been  published by the likes of Oxford University Press, NYU Press, The New Press, University Press of  Kentucky, and the University Press of Mississippi. Professor Parks’ works have also appeared in a  range of law reviews, such as Cardozo Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Indiana  Law Journal, Florida State University Law Review, Howard Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of  Law & Public Policy. He’s currently writing a book about the history of African American fraternity  and sorority racial uplift work for NYU Press.