The Branstetter Program brings together leading academics to address evidence, class actions and other key litigation topics through such initiatives as the Excited Utterance podcast, founded and produced by evidence scholar Ed Cheng, and through frequent workshops and speakers.
A podcast and workshop organized by Professor Ed Cheng, with the help of Alex Nunn of the University of Arkansas, Julia Simon-Kerr of the University of Connecticut, and Maggie Wittlin of the University of Nebraska. The show features presentations on evidence of wrongful convictions, forensic weapon identification, character impeachment, brain-based memory detection, legal proof, burden of proof, corroboration, and other topics.
The Branstetter New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice. Junior scholars are selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors do not deliver prepared "presentations." Rather, all participants read the selected papers prior to the session, and at each workshop, a senior faculty member provides a brief overview and commentary on the paper. Open and interactive discussion immediately follows.
The Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series is part of an ongoing effort to introduce students to a broad range of perspectives from judges who represent different types of courts. Justices and judges typically spend a day in residence at the Law School during which they serve as guest lecturers in classes, meet with student groups, and deliver a lecture that is open to the entire law community
A Conversation between Judge Andrew Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Professor Nancy King
A conversation with Judge Michael Scudder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, moderated by Professor Sara Mayeux.
A conversation with Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, moderated by Professor Ingrid Wuerth