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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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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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