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Gail Ashworth ’83 elected president of Tennessee Bar Association

Jun. 29, 2009—Danny Van Horn '97 elected vice president, to serve as president in 2011-12

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2005 Vanderbilt Law Review article by Lisa Bressman cited in Scalia opinion

Jun. 22, 2009—"How Mead Has Muddled Judicial Review of Agency Action" cited in concurring opinion in Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council et. al.

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Chris Guthrie named Dean of Vanderbilt Law School

May. 27, 2009—Chris Guthrie will become Vanderbilt's 15th Dean July 1, Chancellor Nick Zeppos has announced

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Professors Robert Belton, Jon Bruce and Jim Ely assume emeriti status

May. 8, 2009—Retiring professors honored for their contributions and career achievements

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David Lewis honored with 2009 Richard E. Neustadt Award for best book on U.S. presidency

May. 8, 2009—Lewis is professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt

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2009 graduates honored for scholastic and service achievements

May. 8, 2009—Tory Hodges Lewis receives 2009 Founders Medal

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Cecil Branstetter ’49 named 2009 Distinguished Alumnus

May. 7, 2009—Branstetter honored for distinguished legal career and support of Vanderbilt Law School

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Jan Neuharth ’80 honored with 2009 Distinguished Service Award

May. 7, 2009—Neuharth served as president of the Law School's National Council from 2005-07

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28 students to serve international & environmental externships during summer and fall 2009

Apr. 29, 2009—VLS students accept positions with 25 different international organizations

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2009 student awards announced

Apr. 21, 2009—Scott Goldman, Georgia Sims, Byron Sarhangian & DeNae Thomas recognized for leadership contributions

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Neal Tate, chair of political science & professor of law, wins Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor

Apr. 15, 2009—Award recognizes Tate's scholarship on international human rights and judicial systems

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Nita Farahany’s book, “The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law,” released

Apr. 15, 2009—Essays in collection address use of behavioral predispositions as evidence in criminal trials

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Meredith Brinegar Cross ’82 named new director of SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Apr. 14, 2009—Cross comes to the SEC from WilmerHale in D.C., where she is a partner in the Corporate Finance Division

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Tyler Hagenbuch, Class of 2010, named Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholar

Mar. 18, 2009—Hagenbuch is one of four 2009 Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars

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New book by Erin O’Hara & Larry Ribstein explores law as a global commodity

Mar. 5, 2009—"The Law Market" addresses "law shopping" as an unforeseen byproduct of globalization

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Dean Rubin to step down June 30

Mar. 4, 2009—Accomplishments include addition of 16 faculty and 40% increase in applications

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Brian Fitzpatrick testifies before Tennessee House Subcommittee regarding Tennessee Plan

Feb. 25, 2009—"Sky will not fall" if plan is allowed to sunset, says Fitzpatrick

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Michael Newton serves on American Society of International Law Task Force

Feb. 3, 2009—ASIL task force recommends U.S. policy of positive engagement with International Criminal Court

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Oberlin President Martin Krislov discusses affirmative action

Jan. 27, 2009—Former University of Michigan counsel gives an inside look at two Supreme Court affirmative action cases

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Research by Tracey George illuminates the ways in which politics affect Supreme and appellate courts

Jan. 15, 2009—Administrations consider both political and policymaking goals, according to George

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William V. Corr, ’73, named Deputy Secretary at Department of Health & Human Services by President-elect Obama

Jan. 13, 2009—Corr currently heads a leading anti-tobacco organization, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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Eve Biskind Kothen, ’75, wins 2009 AALS Father Drinan Award

Jan. 11, 2009—Klothen recognized for work as assistant dean for pro bono and public interest programs at Rutgers

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Research illuminates how the brain thinks about crime and punishment

Dec. 9, 2008—Law professor Owen Jones and neuroscientist Rene Marois collaborate on groundbreaking research

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