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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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Leonard Lance ’77 retains New Jersey congressional seat; Ben Quayle ’02 wins Arizona House seat

Nov. 5, 2010—Lance represents New Jersey's 7th District, Quayle to represent Arizona's 3rd District

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Value of life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants and U.S. natives

Oct. 27, 2010—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch of Vanderbilt's Law & Economics Program finds Mexican immigrants work in higher risk jobs with low wages

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Name change to “Board of Advisors” from “National Council” underscores Board’s crucial role

Oct. 27, 2010—Vanderbilt Law School's Board of Advisors voted to give itself a new name on October 22

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High-profile trial lawyer James F. Neal dies

Oct. 23, 2010—Neal had been recognized as one of the country's top trial lawyers for four decades

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Richard Nagareda, David Daniels Allen Professor of Law, dies

Oct. 9, 2010—Nagareda was a preeminent civil litigation scholar and author of Mass Torts in a World of Settlement.

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Lisa Bressman appointed to Administrative Conference of the United States

Sep. 30, 2010—ACUS studies administrative processes and recommends improvements.

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Study finds public/private partnerships key to maximizing Nashville s sports potential

Sep. 29, 2010—Report uses data collected by students in the Sports Law course taught by David Williams

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Carol Swain testifies before Congress on immigration

Sep. 23, 2010—Swain is the author of Debating Immigration, a collection of essays that explore immigration and citizenship

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Owen Jones appointed to the New York Alumni Chancellor s Chair in Law

Sep. 20, 2010—Jones works at the intersection of law and biological sciences, directs MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project

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Margaret Blair appointed to the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise

Sep. 20, 2010—Blairs work focuses on corporate law and financial markets.

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Frederick Work, Class of 1959, dies at age 75

Sep. 16, 2010—One of Vanderbilt's first African American graduates, Work was a respected defense lawyer

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Jane Stranch ’78 to take seat on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Sep. 13, 2010—Stranch is an ERISA expert and managing member of Branstetter Stranch & Jennings in Nashville

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Cornelia Clark ’79 sworn in as Chief Justice of Tennessee Supreme Court

Sep. 2, 2010—Justice Clark was appointed to the five-judge panel by Governor Phil Bredesen in 2005 and elected to a full 8-year term in 2006.

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2010 Order of the Coif graduates announced

Sep. 1, 2010—20 members of the Class of 2010 join the Order of the Coif

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82 Vanderbilt Law students receive stipends to support summer internships

Jul. 22, 2010—Students are serving in courts, public interest and government legal offices with stipend funding

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94 Vanderbilt Law students serve summer internships for credit

Jul. 20, 2010—Students gain substantive experience working for judicial chambers, legal offices and advocacy organizations

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44 Vanderbilt Graduates Secure Judicial Clerkships

Jul. 13, 2010—2010 Judicial Clerkship Announcement

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Nita Farahany appointed to presidential Bioethics Commission

Jul. 12, 2010—See a portion of the proceedings of the first Bioethics Commission meeting

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