Oct. 26, 2018—Updated ranking of top 50 law schools by team headed by Gregory Sisk of University of St. Thomas Law assesses scholarly impact based on citations of faculty publications.
Oct. 15, 2018—Gelernt discussed his work as lead attorney in the Ms. L litigation, a case challenging the federal government’s practice of forcibly separating parents and children at the U.S. border.
Oct. 12, 2018—Kernodle was previously a partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, where he founded and chaired the firm's False Claims Act practice group.
Oct. 12, 2018—Richardson is a partner at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, where he focuses on government investigations involving allged white-collar crime or criminal civil violations.
Oct. 3, 2018—The Land Use & Environment Law Review is a peer-reviewed compendium of the best law review articles published in the previous academic year in the categories of environmental and land use law. The article by Ruhl and Robisch, “Agencies Running from Agency Discretion,” published in 2016, will appear in Volume 49 of LUELR, published annually by Thomsen Reuters.
Sep. 25, 2018—A leading scholar of evidence, Cheng’s work addresses expert testimony and scientific proof. He is the founder and host of Excited Utterance, a podcast he produces to promote recent scholarship in evidence and proof.
Sep. 19, 2018—Members of the Order of the Coif are selected by the faculty and represent the top 10 percent of their class.
Sep. 17, 2018—Working over several semesters, students in Vanderbilt’s International Law Practice Lab have provided the baseline data for the mappingbashir.org website, which chronicles the travels of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir.
Sep. 14, 2018—Cheng's research addresses the impact of the "unprecedented" age, race and gender gap that divides Democrats and Republicans. Young women now form the core of the Democratic Party's support, while older men are the core of the Republican Party's support. Cheng is an expert on the 26th Amendment.
Sep. 13, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will provide scholarships for military veterans at five Vanderbilt schools, including VLS, the Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.
Sep. 13, 2018—The MLK symposium in Flynn Auditorium will feature panel discussions sponsored by Vanderbilt's law, divinity and graduate schools and Peabody College and keynote addresses by Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors and Virginia Tech vice president Menah Pratt-Clarke '93 (PhD'97).
Sep. 6, 2018—Ganesh Sitaraman and co-author Daniel Epps suggest better solutions than court-packing in a Sept. 6 column published online by Vox .
Aug. 28, 2018—Morrison’s term as the United Kingdom judge to the ICC began upon his election by the Assembly of States Parties in December 2011. His talk addressed the purposes of international criminal law and the relationship between international criminal cases and national jurisdictions.
Aug. 15, 2018—Hans will direct the new First Amendment Clinic, which is funded by a grant from the Stanton Foundation.
Aug. 15, 2018—Clarke studies American equality law, focusing on constitutional and statutory guarantees of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and disability.
Aug. 3, 2018—Edwards had previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Kentucky's Western District. She replaces Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, who has retired.
Aug. 2, 2018—VLS graduates will serve as legal clerks in the U.S. Supreme Court, eight federal appellate circuits, and federal district courts in 12 states.
Jul. 27, 2018—George, who holds the Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty, previously served as Vanderbilt’s associate provost for faculty affairs.
Jul. 12, 2018—Ney has previously served as acting general counsel of the U.S. Navy and as a deputy general counsel for the Department of Defense.
Jul. 9, 2018—VLS students are working in 18 states, D.C. and the Netherlands for federal and state courts, government legal departments and nonprofits.
Jul. 9, 2018—Students secured externships with federal and state courses, government agencies and legal nonprofits and in corporate legal offices.
Jun. 28, 2018—VLS students work with Vanderbilt School of Nursing students to counsel patients about advanced care directives and develop the supporting legal documents.
Jun. 25, 2018—Putting a price tag on a person's life could make America safer and fairer, according to acclaimed economist Viscusi, who defines the "value of statistical life" as the dollar amount people are willing to pay to avoid an expected death.