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

May. 3, 2011—Sharp to fill vacant seat on U.S.District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

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Environmental and property law expert J.B. Ruhl to join Vanderbilt’s law faculty

May. 2, 2011—Professor Ruhl's current research explores environmental law relating to climate change.

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46 students to date accept international positions for summer or fall

Apr. 26, 2011—Students will work with 41 different organizations in 18 countries and the U.S.

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Michael Johnson ’11 wins 2011 Ladas Memorial Award for intellectual property law scholarship

Apr. 21, 2011—Johnson's paper will be published in "The Trademark Reporter," the law journal of the International Trademark Association.

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Keith Loveless ’83 (AS’79) named Corporate Counsel of the Year

Apr. 19, 2011—Loveless profiled in the National Law Journal and honored by Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Habeas reform opinion piece by Nancy King and colleague Joseph Hoffmann

Apr. 17, 2011—King and Hoffmann outline recommendations for habeas reform in new book, "Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses and the Future of the Great Writ"

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Law Review note on Alford pleas by Anne Gooch, Class of 2011, cited in 4th Circuit Court opinion

Apr. 15, 2011—Gooch is Senior Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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Michael Newton elected to the American Society of International Law Executive Council

Apr. 7, 2011—Newton will serve a three-year term on the ASIL Executive Council

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TaCara Harris, Class of 2013, receives Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship

Apr. 1, 2011—Harris garners $5,000 scholarship and summer clerkship with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

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Nancy King and colleague Joseph Hoffmann propose reforms in use of habeas law in new book

Mar. 29, 2011—"Habeas for the 21st Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ" released by University of Chicago Press

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Michael Vandenbergh and coauthors advocate private carbon labeling for products in inaugural issue of Nature Climate Change

Mar. 28, 2011—Research team believes private carbon labeling will have a positive influence on consumer and business behavior.

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Christopher Slobogin offers an alternative approach to dealing with juvenile crime in new book released by Oxford University Press

Mar. 16, 2011—New book examines the shortcomings of the culpability linchpin and adult-type procedures placed on juvenile offenders.

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Brian Fitzpatrick receives the Federalist Society’s 2011 Bator Award

Mar. 7, 2011—The Bator Award recognizes a young academic – under the age of forty – who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact.

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Eve Biskind Klothen ’75 receives Outstanding Service Award from Philadephia VIP

Mar. 7, 2011—Klothen is assistant dean for pro bono and public interest programs at Rutgers School of Law

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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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