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Warren Pengilley ’64 granted Membership in Order of Australia (AM)

Feb. 16, 2010—Australian honor recognizes Pengilley's career service

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Edward Turner ’70 appointed chair of Lawyers Without Borders Executive Board

Feb. 16, 2010—Retired Shearson & Sterling partner to head LWOB board

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Hyatt Fund enables student organizations to bring high-profile speakers to VLS

Feb. 15, 2010—Hyatt speakers for 2010-11 include DHHS Deputy Secretary William Corr '73

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General David H. Petraeus to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 21, 2010—Open dialog to be led by Professor Mike Newton

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Christopher Slobogin appointed to Milton Underwood Chair in Law

Jan. 21, 2010—Recent work addresses impact of technological advances on Fourth Amendment rights

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2010 MLK Jr. speaker Douglas Blackmon addresses unpleasant history of race relations

Jan. 20, 2010—Wall Street Journal reporter uncovered institutionalized neoslavery in the post-Civil War South

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Study by W. Kip Viscusi looks at “values” assigned to fatalities

Dec. 29, 2009—Americans value preventing deaths from terrorist attacks more than preventing deaths from natural disasters

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Ellen Wright Clayton named to Institute of Medicine (IOM) council

Dec. 22, 2009—Clayton holds faculty appointments in Vanderbilt's medical and law schools

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Study led by Kip Viscusi suggests recycling laws work

Dec. 9, 2009—Results indicate that laws mandating recycling are effective

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Mike Vandenbergh and Mark Cohen argue in favor of private incentives to reduce carbon emissions

Dec. 9, 2009—Pair say private incentives are needed to fill gaps until public measures are effected

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Improvement needed in Afghan system of justice

Dec. 9, 2009—Mike Newton stresses need for Afghans to build an effective justice system based on the rule of law

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Lauren Lowe ’09 wins Skadden Fellowship

Dec. 7, 2009—Lowe will work with Chicago-based Equip for Equalility to enforce the ADA employment rights of persons with mental illness

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“Picking Cotton” presentation addresses wrongful conviction

Nov. 11, 2009—Featured speakers are Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton

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Death penalty experts to debate at Vanderbilt Law School

Nov. 4, 2009—Criminal justice expert Ken Haas and District Attorney Jashua Marquis will argue for and against the abolishment of the death penalty.

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Article by Terry Maroney cited by two Minnesota Supreme Court Justices in Bonga v. State of Minnesota

Oct. 15, 2009—"Emotional Competence, 'Rational Understanding,' and the Criminal Defendent" cited

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Paul Atkins ’83 appointed to bailout oversight panel

Oct. 7, 2009—Atkins previously served as an SEC Commissioner from 2002-08

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Terry and Robert Banta, Class of 1979, honored as September 2009 Alumni of the Month

Sep. 21, 2009—The Bantas are cochairing promotion for the Class of 1979's 30th reunion.

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Dean Chris Guthrie talks about the future of Vanderbilt Law School and his role as Dean

Sep. 15, 2009—A Nashville Bar Journal interview with Tracy Kane, Class of 2008

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Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Professsor of Law Neal Tate dies

Sep. 14, 2009—Tate chaired Vanderbilt's Department of Political Science and held a secondary appointment on the law faculty.

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2009 Order of the Coif graduates announced

Sep. 14, 2009—19 members of the Class of 2009 honored

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John Conners ’48, founding partner of Boult Cummings Conners and Berry, dies

Sep. 10, 2009—Conners' career as a health care litigator spanned 50 years

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Vanderbilt welcomes 195 first-year students selected from an applicant pool of 4,851

Aug. 27, 2009—Entering J.D. and LL.M. students represent broad spectrum of experience and academic backgrounds

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Jane Branstetter Stranch ’78 nominated for seat on 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Aug. 6, 2009—As a partner in Branstetter Stranch & Jennings in Nashville, Stranch is an expert in ERISA law

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Fitzpatrick & Swain appointed to Tennessee Advisory Committee of U.S. Commission of Civil Rights

Jul. 13, 2009—Swain appointed to second term; Fitzpatrick joins committee as new member

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33 Vanderbilt graduates secure judicial clerkships

Jul. 2, 2009—VLS alums will serve in the D.C., 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals

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