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Fisher v. University of Texas not the end of affirmative action

Jul. 17, 2013—Constitutional law expert Suzanna Sherry discusses impact of the Supreme Court's decision in highly anticipated case.

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Suzanna Sherry comments on SCOTUS decision in Shelby v. Holder in Washington Post editorial

Jul. 17, 2013—Sherry was also interviewed by MSNBC on SCOTUS decision in Fisher v. Texas, the affirmative action case.

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32 Vanderbilt Law graduates secure clerkships during 2012-13

Jun. 15, 2013—23 members of the Class of 2013 and 8 recent graduates secure 33 clerkships.

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Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law May 2013 issue available online

Jun. 12, 2013—Hard copies of the VJTL will be available by July 1, 2013.

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Appellate Clinic’s victory in LaFountain v. Harry corrects Sixth Circuit precedent

Jun. 11, 2013—Four members of the Class of 2013 establish the right of indigent clients to amend cases filed in federal courts.

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89 Vanderbilt Law students serve externships for course credit during summer 2013

Jun. 11, 2013—VLS students are working in judicial chambers and with government agencies; in the offices of U.S. Attorneys, state attorneys general, and city and district attorneys; with corporations; and with domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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76 Vanderbilt Law students receive summer stipends to support pro bono work

Jun. 7, 2013—VLS students work in judicial chambers and with federal and state agencies; attorneys general, public defenders and district attorneys; and domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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Daniel Gervais testifies before Congress regarding Copyright Act

May. 16, 2013—Gervais, who directs Vanderbilt's Intellectual Property Program, said U.S. copyright system needs "a comprehensive review and modernization."

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Is an angry judge a bad judge? Not necessarily, says Terry Maroney

May. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Magazine story discusses Maroney's Vanderbilt Law Review article, "Angry Judges"

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Practice lab students support judicial system and criminal code reform in Peru

May. 15, 2013—Professor Michael A. Newton works with Peru's Supreme Court to advise judges in its newly created court of national jurisdiction.

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James H. Cheek III ’67 increases his teaching role at Vanderbilt Law School

May. 13, 2013—Nationally recognized corporate and securities law attorney Jim Cheek appointed professor of the practice of law.

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Robert Reder ’78 named professor of the practice of law

May. 13, 2013—Corporate governance expert Bob Reder joins faculty following a 33-year career in transactional practice with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.

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Marcy Nicks Moody, Class of 2013, is one of 15 winners of the 2013 Burton Award for legal writing

May. 9, 2013—Moody will receive her award on June 3 at a gala event at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Professor W. Kip Viscusi’s estimates on VSL adopted by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Apr. 23, 2013—In its 2013 guidance memo, DOT updated its approach for assigning a dollar value to prevention of fatal injuries, which is now over $9 million per expected fatality. DOT relied upon Viscusi’s studies to set the overall valuation of risk to life, the reasonable range of valuation estimates, and the effect of income levels on...

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Wyatt Sassman ’13 wins Tennessee Bar Association’s environmental law writing competition

Apr. 23, 2013—Sassman receives Jon E. Hastings Memorial Writing Award for his article "Administrative Compliance Orders and Due Process After Sackett."

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Dick Aldrich ’75 and Lee Cutcliff ’67 recognized as distinguished alumni

Apr. 16, 2013—Aldrich honored as VLS 2013 Distinguished Alumni and Cutcliff with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

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Daniel Sharfstein named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow

Apr. 12, 2013—Sharfstein's fellowship was awarded for a new book project on post-Reconstruction America.

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Ingrid Wuerth elected to American Journal of International Law Board of Editors

Apr. 8, 2013—AJIL is a distinguished peer-reviewed journal that features works by prominent scholars of international law and international relations.

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Vanderbilt Law Review March 2013 (Volume 66, Number 2) released

Apr. 5, 2013—Available online, with hard copies available late-April.

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Ingrid Wuerth elected to membership in American Law Institute

Mar. 29, 2013—Wuerth joins organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.

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Tracey George named to the Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence

Mar. 29, 2013—This three-year, rotating chair is unique among chairs at Vanderbilt Law School because it specifically recognizes teaching excellence.

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