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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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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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