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Tatiana Boza and Mark Hammervold win Top Oralist Awards at International Law Moot Court Competition

Feb. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt students competed in the 2011 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Midwest Super Region

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Seven alumni appellate judges among those presiding over final rounds of the First Amendment Moot Court Competition

Feb. 18, 2011—Annual competition is sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt

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Daniel Sharfstein chronicles shifting racial identity among three families in book released by Penguin Press

Feb. 12, 2011—"The Invisible Line" chronicles American families' journey from black to white

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Jenna Farleigh and Anne Greengard win 2011 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court competition

Feb. 11, 2011—Teams argued First Amendment problem regarding when a school official may regulate student speech on the Internet.

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Jody Shaw ’10 honored with Tennessee Bar Association’s top award for student pro bono legal service

Feb. 9, 2011—Shaw honored for work with Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, an advocacy organization for immigrants.

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Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Advisor to the U.S. State Department, addresses limits to diplomatic immunity in 2011 Burch Lecture

Feb. 7, 2011—Koh delivered keynote address for symposium on "Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad."

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2011 Charney Lecture explores impact of climate change in Arctic region

Feb. 4, 2011—With "Three Images of the Arctic," Law of the Sea scholar Daniel Caron illuminates governance issues created by rapid transition.

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Law can play a critical role in cultivating conscience

Feb. 3, 2011—Lynn Stout, Paul Hastings Professor, UCLA Law School, delivered the 2011 Johnson Lecture February 1.

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In Memoriam: Charles O. Galvin, Centennial Professor of Law Emeritus

Jan. 31, 2011—Galvin served as Vanderbilt's Centennial Professor of Law from 1983-90 and as Dean of SMU Law School from 1963-80.

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Law school mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Harold Levinson

Jan. 28, 2011—Distinguished scholar of comparative law, administrative law, accounting and legal ethics died January 26.

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Sean Seymore receives secondary faculty appointment in Vanderbilt s Department of Chemistry

Jan. 21, 2011—Seymores appointment as Associate Professor of Chemistry effective January 1, 2011.

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Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland, Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt. receives Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence

Jan. 20, 2011—Justice Holland is the seventh recipient honored with the American Judicature Society's Opperman Award.

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Kyle McEntee ’11 and Patrick Lynch ’10 are named “2010 Lawyers of the Year” in “Above the Law” blog poll

Jan. 12, 2011—McEntee and Lynch were joint winners of annual online poll conducted by "Above the Law" blog

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Class of 2012 boosts AmeriCares’ Haitian relief efforts

Jan. 12, 2011—Professors Tracey George and Michael Vandenbergh drew their students attention to the work of AmeriCares, an international disaster relief and aid organization headed by Curtis R. Welling, Class of 1975.

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Law school community mourns the loss of VBA President Chris Lantz, Class of 2011

Dec. 30, 2010—Chris Lantz, a third-year law student and the President of the Vanderbilt Bar Association, died last night in a snowmobile accident. Chris was a central figure in the life of the Law School. We are deeply saddened by the news of his death, and our hearts go out to Chriss family, friends, classmates, and teachers during this very difficult time.

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First report issued by Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Dec. 16, 2010—Nita Farahany serves on commission; her research focuses on legal, philosophical and social issues arising from biosciences.

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James Blumstein addresses constitutional challenges to health reform

Dec. 7, 2010—Presentation at American Enterprise Institute addresses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expanded Medicaid mandate

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White paper by International Practice Lab students addresses genocide prevention

Nov. 30, 2010—When Michael A. Newton, professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt, was asked to serve as a member of a working group on genocide prevention, several students in his International Law Practice Lab gained an opportunity to support his work with their own substantive research on what makes international networks work effectively.

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Kevin Sharp ’93 nominated to seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Nov. 18, 2010—Sharp is a founding partner of Drescher & Sharp in Nashville.

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Justice Stephen Breyer discusses role of Supreme Court

Nov. 17, 2010—Justice Breyer delivers 2010 Cecil Sims Lecture and teaching Regulatory State class

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