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Activities

The LDR Program regularly brings to Vanderbilt judges, distinguished scholars and leading practitioners to expose students to contemporary discourse on issues in litigation and dispute resolution to provide opportunities to explore a wide range of legal career options.


Upcoming and Recent Events

poster image for Judge Scudder event “Justice Kennedy’s Contributions to the Law of Free Speech,” a conversation with Judge Michael Scudder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, moderated by Professor Sara Mayeux
September 12, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review

 

 

poster image for  Judge Chhabria event “From the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to the Federal Bench,” a conversation with Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, moderated by Professor Ingrid Wuerth
October 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Renaissance room
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society

 

Laboratories of Jurisprudence Event Poster image“Laboratories of Jurisprudence?: The Role of State Supreme Courts in a Federal System,” a conversation with Associate Justice Jonathan Papik, Nebraska Supreme Court
November 4, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Bar Association

 

The Fight for Marriage book cover"The Fight for Marriage: Church Conflicts and Courtroom Contests," a Conversation with authors and Nashville attorneys Phil Cramer '00 and Bill Harbison
August 28, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Public Interest Office

 

 

 

Judge Tymkovich event poster"The Roberts Court, Election Law, and the Idea of Progress," a conversation between Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Professor James Blumstein
October 4, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society

 

Judge Meyer event poster "The Fourth Amendment and Electronic Privacy: Is Your iPhone Spying on You?" a talk by Judge Jeffrey Meyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
October 11, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society

 

Judge Gribbon Motz posterIs the Judging Business Calling Balls and Strikes? A Conversation with Judge Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
November 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review

 

 

Wilkins Book Cover and headshotLong Hard Road to Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a conversation with Judge Robert L. Wilkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
January 25, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the law school dean's office

event poster Perspectives on Judging: A Conversation between Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw '81 (BA'78), U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and Professor Brian Fitzpatrick
January 29, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association

 

 

Moot Court Judges Panel
February 1, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Moot Court Board

"Does Felony Disenfranchisement Undermine Democracy?" Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
February 19, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students' Association

Judge Morris poster image"Native American Issues in Federal Court, a conversation with Judge Brian Morris, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana"
March 13, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium