Jul. 13, 2017—Thomas and a team of three other researchers discovered that the number of appraisal action petitions, used by stockholders seeking relief when they believe the price offered in a merger where they are forced to sell their shares is too low, have risen dramatically over the past two decades.
Jul. 6, 2017—Professor Mikos' casebook is the first to focus on law, policy and authority issues related to marijuana users, their suppliers and third parties who interact with them.
Jul. 5, 2017—Vandenbergh and Gilligan emphasize that government action isn't enough to address climate change, and offer steps corporations, religious and civic organizations, investors, households, and colleges and universities can take to narrow the Paris Agreement gap in a blog post in The Conversation republished in Salon.
Jun. 22, 2017—Professor Bridgesmith, who coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation, honored for his work on TBA’s Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market.
Jun. 20, 2017—George Leef's review of Professor Emeritus Jim Ely's book, The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History, appears in Forbes.
Jun. 15, 2017—VLS students are working in judicial chambers, with government agencies and attorneys’ offices, and with nonprofit organizations in 20 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and Brussels.
Jun. 15, 2017—Students are working in unpaid legal positions in 13 states, Puerto Rico, D.C. and China.
Jun. 12, 2017—Holland plans to join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a litigator in the Legal Honors Program.
Jun. 9, 2017—Stevenson is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson in Nashville.
Jun. 7, 2017—Raker’s articles address two environmental law issues: how courts should handle conflicts between federal and state renewable power regulations and Tennessee’s approach to stormwater regulations.
May. 26, 2017—Parker, a partner of Jones Day based in Atlanta, will serve a five-year term on the Council, which determines projects and activities undertaken by ALI.
May. 23, 2017—Darrius Woods has been named an Equal Justice Works Fellow by Equal Justice Works. His two-year fellowship, which will pay his salary and benefits to work full-time at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, is funded by Home Depot and the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Woods plans to develop a program aimed at helping people...
May. 17, 2017—Mikhail will start a new program at The Bronx Defenders. Myers will advocate for low-income people with disabilities at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in Berkeley, California.
May. 12, 2017—Laura Dolbow wins Founder’s Medal, signifying First Honors.
May. 11, 2017—Slobogin recommends clearer rules that specify when data stored in the cloud can be obtained and used by law enforcement.
May. 4, 2017—In "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War," Sharfstein examines Reconstruction through the relationship between a Nez Perce leader and a Union Army general.
Apr. 28, 2017—3Ls Neil Greenwell, Andrew Marino and Katherine Martin were quarterfinalists; Claire Armstrong, C.J. Donald and Sarah Rosales were octofinalists.
Apr. 26, 2017—Four Vanderbilt Law professors– Rebecca Allensworth, Edward Cheng, Tracey George and Ingrid Wuerth–received 2017 Hall-Hartman Awards for Outstanding Teaching at an awards presentation April 21.
Apr. 20, 2017—Gervais suggests replacing the current copyright system with a simpler set of international rules in (Re)Structuring Copyright: A Comprehensive Path to International Copyright Reform, released in April 2017 by Elgar Publishing.
Apr. 5, 2017—In "The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic," Sitaraman argues that the U.S. Constitution wasn't designed for a country with significant economic inequality.
Apr. 3, 2017—Warren visited the law school and spoke as the 2017 Cecil Sims Lecturer
Mar. 30, 2017—Ruhl and two co-authors make the argument for legal researchers to use complexity science in an article published exclusively in Science on March 30.
Mar. 29, 2017—Sergent is the first VLS student to receive the Curry Scholarship, which will be awarded each year to a first-year student who plans a career in international law.
Mar. 29, 2017—Sherry, who is Vanderbilt's Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, was recognized for her outstanding record of teaching, research and scholarship. She is Vanderbilt University's 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner.