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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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Daniel Gervais cited in Kirtsaeng dissent

Mar. 21, 2013—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cites Gervais’ definitive TRIPS Agreement book to compare U.S. policy with Court’s decision regarding scope of U.S. copyright law.

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George Barrett ’57 and Waverly Crenshaw ’81 honored by Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Mar. 19, 2013—Barrett and Crenshaw were among 10 Nashvillians honored for advocacy of human rights.

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Vanderbilt team of Scott Friedman and Alex McVeagh reach semi-finals in International Commercial Mediation Competition

Feb. 28, 2013—First Vanderbilt team to participate in International Chamber of Commerce competition wins “Best Public Speakers” award, advances to semi-final round.

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Panel addresses software patent aggregators, also known as “patent trolls”

Feb. 28, 2013—Julie Samuels ’05, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and law professors Colleen Chien and Timothy Holbrook discussed challenges presented by “patent assertion entities.”

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Smuggling and Sales of Conflict Diamonds Proves Hard to Stop

Feb. 14, 2013—Burch Lecturer Ian Smillie explains why the Kimberly Process has failed to staunch the flow of "blood diamonds."

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Sarah Doran Murray and Erica Smith Win 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition

Feb. 6, 2013—Sarah Doran Murray and Erica Smith are the winners of Vanderbilt’s 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court competition. Murray and Smith competed against finalists Danielle Barav and Andrea Schronce in the competition’s final round, held in Vanderbilt’s Flynn Auditorium Friday, February 1. Three distinguished circuit court judges—Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court...

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Five Vanderbilt law professors will co-teach Osher Lifelong Learning course on “The Living Constitution”

Feb. 5, 2013—"The Living Constitution: Supreme Court Decisions that Affect Our Lives" is coordinated by Professor Emeritus Robert Covington and co-taught by Professor Emeritus Tom McCoy and Professors Mark Brandon, Susan Kay and David Hudson.

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Terry Maroney to present at orientation program for new federal judges

Feb. 4, 2013—Maroney will participate in the Federal Judicial Center's orientation program for newly appointed federal judges

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Former New Mexico Judge James Thomas Martin Jr. dies at 86,Judge Martin served on the bench for more than 16 years

Jan. 30, 2013—Judge James Thomas Martin Jr., Class of 1951, who served for more than 16 years in New Mexico’s Third Judicial District Court, died January 23 after a brief illness. He was 86 Judge Martin moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 1953 and practiced law until July 1981, when he was recommended by the Doña Ana County...

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