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International law expert Timothy Meyer testifies on behalf of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Mar. 23, 2017—Meyer, a professor of law and Enterprise Scholar, was a law clerk to Judge Gorsuch in 2007-08.

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Read Angus Deaton’s review of Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book “The Crisis of the Middle Class Constitution” in the New York Times

Mar. 21, 2017—Sitaraman's book addressing the threat of economic inequality is reviewed by Angus Deaton, who received the Nobel in economic science in 2015.

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Brian Fitzpatrick testifies before congressional subcommittee about 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Mar. 20, 2017—Congress is considering dividing the 9th Circuit, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, to create a new federal appellate circuit.

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U.N. High Commission for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to deliver 2017 Charney Lecture

Mar. 15, 2017—High Commissioner Al Hussein previously served as Jordan's permanent representative to the United Nations. He will talk about "Global Challenges to Human Rights."

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Study co-authored by Owen Jones addresses criminal intent

Mar. 14, 2017—Neuroimaging study co-authored by Jones with a team of researchers from Yale and Virginia Tech showed that brain activity reveals whether a subject knows he is committing a crime or is merely being reckless.

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Rene Augustine ’90 appointed to President Trump’s legal staff

Mar. 8, 2017—Augustine will serve as President Trump's special assistant and senior associate counsel.

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Tennessee state senator Doug Henry ’51 dead at 90

Mar. 7, 2017—Sen. Henry served for 44 years in Tennessee’s state legislature.

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to link human rights and fake news in April 5 talk

Mar. 4, 2017—Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein will speak at noon in Vanderbilt Law School's Flynn Auditorium.

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International Law Practice Lab submits amicus brief in case challenging Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism statute

Mar. 3, 2017—Brief supports plaintiffs in Mohamed v. Ethiopia, a case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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Zoe Beiner ’18 and Nell Henson ’18 win 2017 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition

Mar. 1, 2017—Michael Buschmann ’18 and Sam Mallick ’18 are 2017 Moot Court semifinalists.

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J.B. Ruhl encourages new lawyers to start “hacking around”

Feb. 17, 2017—Ruhl details how young lawyers can meet community needs through "legal hackathons" in an article in TYL, the American Bar Association's publication for young lawyers.

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Tim Meyer examines ways to improve free trade agreements

Feb. 15, 2017—Meyer's article, "Saving Free Trade," will be published in April by the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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Lauren Rogal to launch Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law

Feb. 13, 2017—Rogal is currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Georgetown Law, where she is earning an LL.M. in advocacy.

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Research by Michael Vandenbergh and Jonathan Gilligan wins prestigious Morrison Prize

Feb. 10, 2017—Their winning article, “Beyond Gridlock,” highlights the importance of private action in battling climate change.

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Former Gorsuch clerk Tim Meyer discusses SCOTUS nominee

Feb. 7, 2017—Meyer clerked for Gorsuch on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2007-08

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Karla McKanders to join Vanderbilt as clinical professor of law

Feb. 6, 2017—Karla McKanders will join Vanderbilt’s law faculty as a clinical professor of law in summer 2017. Her appointment was announced by Dean Chris Guthrie. At Vanderbilt, McKanders will launch a new Immigration Law Clinic. She will be affiliated with the George Barrett Social Justice and International Legal Studies programs. In addition, she will work closely...

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Four VLS students selected for 2017 Hult Prize competition

Jan. 27, 2017—Nat Robinson ’18 and Yalda Godusi ’18 will present their start-up proposal in Dubai; Taber Hunt ’17 and John Davidson ’18 will present in London.

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Sean Seymore appointed to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Advisory Council

Jan. 13, 2017—The Advisory Council provides peer review for NIGMS research initiatives aimed at disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Timothy Meyer elected to membership in American Law Institute

Jan. 11, 2017—Meyer is one of 14 VLS faculty affiliated with ALI, which publishes legal commentary and model statutes.

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Ed Cheng’s research on publication bias highlighted in ABA Journal

Dec. 5, 2016—Cheng examined expert testimony using a statistical method common in wildlife studies.

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Joe Fishman: How copying is done should matter in copyright infringement complaints

Dec. 2, 2016—“Copyright doctrine ought to factor in the defendant’s process into the infringement analysis,” Fishman says.

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Becca Everhardt ’10 serves as Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow in Kosovo

Nov. 12, 2016—Everhardt is working in Kosovo’s Ministry of Finance and researching alternative dispute mechanisms during her 10-month fellowship.

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VLS launches new Law and Business CLE series in conjunction with Owen Graduate School of Management

Oct. 24, 2016—“Legal Project Management,” the first of four planned courses, will debut Feb. 7-8.

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