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Chris Brummer garners SEC Fellowship

May. 24, 2008—Brummer will be the first Academic Fellow for the SECs Office of International Affairs.

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50 students awarded summer stipends

May. 16, 2008—This summer, students will serve courts and government, legal aid and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and 11 foreign countries.

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24 students to serve international and environmental externships & placements during summer 2008

May. 15, 2008—VLS students will be working for 22 organizations in 12 countries and the U.S.

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Jon Bruce, Jim Ely and Jeff Schoenblum win 2008 Hall-Hartman Awards

May. 7, 2008—Property law experts Ely & Bruce, tax expert Schoenblum honored by students

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“We Are Not Now Living the Dream” – Angela Y. Davis reflects on Human Rights in the 21st Century

Apr. 16, 2008—In the 2008 Burch lecture, Davis addressed the consequences of losing the war on poverty -- the war she believes matters most.

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Richard Nagareda discusses Supreme Court case Taylor v. Sturgell

Apr. 16, 2008—Case concerns outer limits of claim preclusion in civil litigation under the freedom of information act

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Climate Change Research Network tackles climate change from every angle

Apr. 16, 2008—Interdisciplinary network of Vanderbilt experts join forces to research climate change

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Climate change and consumption conference to be held at Vanderbilt

Apr. 14, 2008—Conference and keynote address open to public

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Reining in the Alien Tort Statute

Apr. 14, 2008—John Bellinger III delivered a major public policy statement abou the ATS in the 2008 Charney Lecture

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Brian S. Miller ’95 confirmed U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Apr. 10, 2008—Miller previously served as a judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals

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Vanderbilt Law Review maintains space for fall submissions

Apr. 2, 2008—Editors emphasize longstanding policy to encourage scholars to “hold, polish and improve” works in progress for submission next fall

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Professor Beverly Moran and 9 Vanderbilt law alumni honored as “Top Ladies of Distinction”

Apr. 1, 2008—VLS professor and alumni honored by Nashville Capitol City Chapter of national organization

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Conference on Neglected Judges hosted by VLS’s Program in Constitutional Law & Theory

Mar. 31, 2008—Opens April 3 with keynote address by G. Edward White

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Vanderbilt moves up to 15th in US News annual graduate school rankings

Mar. 28, 2008—Dean Rubin emphasizes that excellence in legal scholarship and education will remain VLS's primary focus

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Joe P. Binkley Jr., ’69, appointed Davidson County Circuit Court Judge

Mar. 26, 2008—Binkley to take seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Walter C. Kurtz, '72

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Beverly Moran awarded American Council of Education fellowship

Mar. 26, 2008—Professor Moran will be one of 36 ACE Fellows to receive intensive higher education leadership training in 2008-09

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Vanderbilt 3L Becky Carson wins Swope Antitrust Writing Award

Mar. 25, 2008—Carson wins one of two honorable mention awards in the 3rd Annual William E. Swope Antitrust Writing Competition

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Nicholas S. Zeppos named Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor

Mar. 3, 2008—Zeppos is a distinguished legal scholar, teacher and administrator who has been a vital presence on the campus for two decades.

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Thomson West releases 3rd edition of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, edited by Bill Norton, ’82

Feb. 26, 2008—13-volume treatise reflects the bankruptcy expertise of adjunct law professor and practitioner Bill Norton and more than 100 bankruptcy judges and practitioners nationwide

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Bob Tuke, ’76, to announce Senate candidacy

Feb. 25, 2008—Former chair of Tennessee Democratic Party will compete with 3 other candidates in Democratic primary

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Inconsistent circuit rulings complicate Moot Court case

Feb. 25, 2008—University of Georgia team wins First Amendment Moot Court Competition

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Emeritus Professor Herman L. Trautman dies at age 96

Feb. 25, 2008—A highly respected taxation expert, Professor Trautman taught at VLS from 1950-77.

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18th annual First Amendment Moot Court Competition addresses New Jersey Motor Vehicle v. Stone

Feb. 20, 2008—Teams of student advocates from 35 law schools will argue both sides of case

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Debating Immigration symposium March 20-21

Feb. 6, 2008—Scholars, journalists and activists will grapple with the thorny issue of immigration at a Vanderbilt symposium.

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