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Appeals Court Presiding Judge William C. Koch Jr. (’72) Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Jun. 19, 2007—Koch will fill seat vacated by retiring justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr.

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Emeritus Professor Ted Smedley dies at age 94

Jun. 19, 2007—Former director of the Race Relations Reporter helped establish "the Vanderbilt method," integrating professional responsibility into legal curriculum

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A. Hamilton Cooke, ’68, awarded Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor

May. 29, 2007—Cooke's work on behalf of Floridians living in poverty recognized with award

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49 students receive summer stipends for public interest and government projects

May. 24, 2007—Students pursue projects throughout U.S. and in 7 foreign countries

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Class of 2007 award winners announced

May. 11, 2007—Students honored for scholastic achievement and leadership

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Owen Jones and Rene Marois recieve $98,500 Discovery Grant for Law & Neuroscience project

May. 11, 2007—Grant funds work on neural basis of assessing deserved punishment

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17 students will serve in international externships & placements during Summer 2007

May. 2, 2007—Students accept positions in 10 foreign countries and U.S.

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Larry Helfer receives $10,000 International Research Incubator grant

May. 1, 2007—CFA grant will support study examining intellectual property disputes in the Andean community

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Illegal immigration hurts African Americans

Apr. 22, 2007—Carol Swain believes Congressional Black Caucas is ignoring the issue

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“Debating Immigration,” a book of essays edited by Carol Swain, released by Cambridge University Press

Apr. 22, 2007—Essays by leading experts explore issues raised by immigration in U.S. and Europe

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Professor of Law and Biology Owen Jones examines the brain’s role in violence

Apr. 19, 2007—Essay examines how neuroscience may affect legal responsibility

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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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