Jun. 24, 2015—Byl’s paper, “Easements with Ecosystems: A Conservation Tool for Endangered Species,” won first prize in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee’s competition, and Issar’s paper, “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro: Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” placed first in the section’s Energy Law competition.
Jun. 16, 2015—Legal historian Daniel Sharfstein asks why we care so much about Rachel Dolezal, who apparently misrepresented herself as African American.
Jun. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Law graduates will serve in 50 federal appellate and district and state clerkships during 2015-16 or in future terms.
Jun. 12, 2015—Norris’ article, “Drugs, Devices & Discovery: Using Fee-Shifting to Resolve the Twombly/Iqbal Problem for Parallel Claims Under the FDCA,” won second place in the FDLI competition’s “Short Papers” category and placed third in the ABA's 2014 Tort Trial & Insurance writing competition.
Jun. 10, 2015—VLS students are working in federal and state judicial chambers, in the offices of U.S. Attorneys and state attorneys general, and with corporations and advocacy organizations.
Jun. 10, 2015—Students receiving Vanderbilt Law stipends are working pro bono during summer 2015 for 76 legal offices and organizations in 20 states, the District of Columbia and one foreign nation.
May. 28, 2015—Research Network Director Owen Jones and team submit “consensus recommendations” addressing the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal proceedings and ways to apply neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of criminal justice.
May. 28, 2015—Allensworth and co-author Aaron Edlin honored with American Antitrust Institute award that recognizes “the best antitrust writing during the prior year."
May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation launches a "legal residency" program with UnitedLex, a global consulting and legal services firm.
May. 17, 2015—Two-day conference explores EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
May. 14, 2015—Ph.D. in Law and Economics graduates’ dissertations addressed endangered species regulation, enforcement of non-discrimination laws, the effect of litigation on medical practitioners, and contractual dispute resolution.
May. 12, 2015—Robisch received the prestigious award for his Vanderbilt Law Review Note, “Getting to the (Non)Point: Private Governance as a Solution to Nonpoint Source Pollution.
May. 6, 2015—Brief cited studies showing that money spent on judicial elections “can affect judicial decision-making across a broad range of cases.”
Apr. 27, 2015—Hannam’s paper addresses the court battle over the routing of I-40 through North Nashville.
Apr. 23, 2015—A well-known government relations attorney, Thornton has previously served as chair of the 300-member firm’s executive committee and held numerous management roles.
Apr. 22, 2015—Although the opinion was not unanimous, Rossi believes "the case signals a willingness by most of the Justices to tolerate some degree of concurrent federal/state jurisdiction under federal statutes concerning the regulation of energy markets."
Apr. 21, 2015—“The Problematic Case of Clearinghouses in Complex Markets,” (101 Georgetown Law Journal 387, 2013), cited in Justice Clarence Thomas’ majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International.
Apr. 20, 2015—Led by biomaterial science Ph.D. student Kelsey Beavers, the interdisciplinary team included molecular physiology student Elizabeth Conrad, structural biology postdoctoral fellow Michael Feldkamp, biomedical engineering graduate student Samantha Sarett and Verano. The team developed a strategy for commercializing a new test for colon cancer.
Apr. 13, 2015—Callaway will serve on the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile.
Apr. 13, 2015—Rebecca Allensworth, Tracey George and Ingrid Wuerth honored by first-year students; Edward Cheng and Yesha Yadav honored for upper-level courses.
Apr. 6, 2015—In Soul, Self and Society: The New Morality and the Western State, Rubin describes “moral transformation” linked to the rise of the administrative state.
Mar. 30, 2015—Moran advocates taking the U.S. tax system back to its constitutional roots.
Mar. 30, 2015—New scholarship provides tuition and summer stipend support to students preparing for social justice careers.
Mar. 25, 2015—“Statutory Interpretation from the Inside,” co-authored by Lisa Bressman with Abbe Gluck and published in the Stanford Law Review, cited in dissent by Justice Elena Kagan.