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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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Vanderbilt Law Review January 2013 (Volume 66, Number 1) released

Jan. 28, 2013—Available online, with hard copies available by mid-February

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Ryan Holt ’10 and John Spragens ’12 selected for 2013 class of Nashville Emerging Leaders

Jan. 28, 2013—NES offers leadership development to motivated young professionals

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VLR article by Terry Maroney identifies good uses for judicial anger

Jan. 22, 2013—"Angry Judges" proposes a new model for judicial anger

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Thomas Varlan ’81 named Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Tennessee

Jan. 20, 2013—Judge Varlan has served the Eastern District of Tennessee since 2003

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Darrin Williams ’93 named CEO of Southern Bancorp

Jan. 15, 2013—Williams will assume leadership of Southern Bancorp effective February 1, 2013.

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Elizabeth Johnston ’11 receives prestigious Skadden Fellowship to practice law in the public interest

Jan. 14, 2013—Johnson will serve her two-year fellowship with the National Women’s Law Center

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Fourth edition of TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis by IP expert Daniel Gervais released

Jan. 7, 2013—Gervais’ updated commentary on TRIPS now incorporates original proposals for the agreement from individual nations

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Tracey George appointed to editorial board of Journal of Legal Education

Jan. 2, 2013—George directs Vanderbilt's Cecil D. Branstetter Program in Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Curtis Bridgeman ’03 named dean of Willamette College of Law

Dec. 18, 2012—Bridgeman earned a J.D. and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt.

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Criminal law professor Donald J. Hall dead at 69

Nov. 30, 2012—Professor Hall was a revered teacher and criminal law expert who taught at Vanderbilt from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.

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Vanderbilt Law Review November 2012 Symposium issue released

Nov. 29, 2012—The issue includes eleven articles dealing with environmental and energy law.

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Michael Newton appointed to board of advisors for ABA International Criminal Court Project

Nov. 20, 2012—Newton previously served on ASIL Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the ICC.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line

Nov. 15, 2012—Prize selected by American Society of Legal History advisory committee recognizes scholarly excellence in legal history

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