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“The Great Crime Decline in the 1990s” cause for optimism

Apr. 11, 2007—Criminal law scholar Frank Zimring finds an important lesson in recent crime trends.

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Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Issues a Plea for Tolerance in the 21st Century

Apr. 10, 2007—2007 Charney Lecture stresses importance of upholding human rights

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Research Examines Why Women Earn Less Than Men

Apr. 9, 2007—Joni Hersch & Malcolm Getz address the causes of a persistent inequity in separate research projects

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Conference Explores Role of Apology and Forgiveness in Conflict Resolution

Apr. 1, 2007—Legal scholars, mediators, social scientists & social advocates explore ways to apply research on conflict resolution

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Carol Swain appointed to Tennessee Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Mar. 29, 2007—Congressional appointment announced by Commission Southern Regional Director Peter Minarik

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Vanderbilt Law School celebrates 50th anniversary of racial integration

Mar. 21, 2007—Frederick Work and Edward Porter, first African American students, honored

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John Goldberg delivers Monsanto Lecture at Valparaiso University School of Law

Mar. 20, 2007—March 29 lecture addressed "Ten Half-Truths about Tort Law"

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Vanderbilt researchers Owen Jones & Rene Marois study how the brain thinks about crime

Mar. 12, 2007—Interdisciplinary study yields insights for law and biology

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First Amendment Moot Court Competition Is Year-Long Collaborative Effort

Mar. 12, 2007—Prof. Tom McCoy honored for 14-year role as faculty editor

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Robert Belton delivers keynote address on Griggs v. Duke Power, landmark civil rights case

Mar. 2, 2007—Belton addresses plenary session of Conference on Law and Higher Education

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James Blumstein receives McDonald Merrill Ketcham Award

Feb. 23, 2007—Award honors Blumstein's scholarship in health policy law

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David Williams II named fellow of Tennessee Bar Association

Feb. 15, 2007—Professor Williams is vice chancellor, general counsel and secretary for Vanderbilt

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Jim Ely’s article wins Probate and Property’s Excellence in Writing award

Jan. 16, 2007—Article focuses on controversial Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court decision

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Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults?

Jan. 8, 2007—An opinion piece by Professor Terry Maroney

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Randall Thomas named Research Fellow of European Corporate Governance Institute

Jan. 6, 2007—Institute is a focal point for academics whose work addresses corporate governance.

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Kara Shea, ’96, to present case to Supreme Court

Jan. 6, 2007—Decision will have "tremendous impact in the workplace" according to Professor Robert Belton

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Chris Yerian awarded 2007 Skadden Fellowship

Dec. 14, 2006—Yerian will represent children denied Medicaid-funded behavioral health services

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Alyssa Wilcox joins law school as Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Relations

Dec. 8, 2006—Dean Edward L. Rubin announced her appointment as head of development team.

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VULS receives grants from Andrus Family Fund of the Surdna Foundation

Dec. 7, 2006—Grants support initiatives to resolve community conflicts, improve foster care

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Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is 8th among top international law journals

Nov. 21, 2006—VJTL ranked 8th among comparative & international law journals in Washington & Lee ranking

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International law externship program receives $10,000 grant from Planethood Foundation

Nov. 15, 2006—Planethood grant will help defray expenses of students in programs supporting international criminal justice.

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Suzanna Sherry delivers 2006 Taft Lecture on Constitutional Law at University of Cincinnati

Nov. 10, 2006—"Judges are under unprecedented attack in the United States," according to Professor Suzanna Sherry.

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