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Recent Scholarship

"Left Behind with No 'IDEA': Children with Disabilities without Means" - Alex Hurder

"The Emotionally Intelligent Judge" - Terry Maroney

"The Once and Future Juvenile Brain," in Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice - Terry Maroney

"Islam Meets ERISA: How America's Private Pension System Unintentionally Discriminates Against Muslims and What to Do About It" - Beverly Moran

"Revisiting the Work We Know So Little About: Race, Wealth, Privilege, and Social Justice" - Beverly Moran

"Translating the Values of Clinical Pedagogy Across Generations" - Alistair Newbern

"Passive Takings: State Inaction and the Duty to Protect Property" - Christopher Serkin

Frizzly Studies: Negotiating the Invisible Lines of Race” - Daniel Sharfstein

The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White - Daniel Sharfstein

"Contracting Around Citizens United " - Ganesh Sitaraman

"Tax Rebates and the Cycle of Payday Borrowing" - Paige Skiba

"The Ticket to Easy Street? The Financial Consequences of Winning the Lottery" - Paige Skiba

Sell’s Conundrums: The Right of Incompetent Defendants to Refuse Anti-Psychotic Medication” - Christopher Slobogin


- George Barrett Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Jameel Jaffer addresses the impact of social media companies on free speech

- Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, delivers Vanderbilt’s 2018 George Barrett Social Justice Lecture

- Alana Seixas '18 is the Class of 2018 Garrison Social Justice Scholar

- Terry Maroney quoted in The Tennessean, "How can public defenders refuse cases?" 

- Daniel Sharfstein quoted in the New York Times, "Rihanna defended Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be black

- Spring Miller quoted in U.S. News & World Report article on social justice programs in law school.

- Spring Miller named Vanderbilt Law School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Public Interest

- Rachel Dolezal's 'Passing' Isn't So Unusual: New York Times commentary by Professor Daniel Sharfstein

- 2015 graduates Clarke Agre and Nakeisha Jackson named Gideon's Promise Fellows

- Abby Moskowitz '17 is Vanderbilt's first Garrison Social Justice Scholar

- Sean Seymore and Social Justice Program co-director, Daniel Sharfstein, are named Chancellor Faculty Fellows

- New social justice scholarship endowed by Amy and Frank Garrison available to first-year law students

- Vidhi Sanghavi '15 awarded Skadden Fellowship

- Karen Lindell '12 to advocate for disabled juveniles as Skadden Fellow

Sara Beth Myers '09Sara Beth Myers '09: Advocating for Women and Children