Sep. 13, 2019—Members of the Order of the Coif are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of their graduating class.
Sep. 4, 2019—"The Public Option," a book Sitaraman wrote with Anne Alstott of Yale Law School, proposes that robust public options for banking, retirement, child care and other services would position more Americans to participate equally in society.
Aug. 28, 2019—Former U.S. Army field artillery office Devin T. Adams and former U.S. Navy special operations naval aviator Alyssa Hartley are among the first cohort of Bass Military Scholars. The scholarship program supports military veterans seeking professional degrees in Vanderbilt's law, medical, nursing, education and business schools.
Aug. 27, 2019—The Sutherland Prize is Vanderbilt University’s most prestigious faculty honor for accomplishments in research and scholarship. Viscusi is the University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management and co-directs the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics.
Aug. 2, 2019—Students are working in the legal departments of federal and state agencies, and in judicial chambers, prosecutors' and public defenders offices, for legal nonprofit organizations and in corporate legal departments.
Aug. 2, 2019—Students received course credit for their work in the legal departments of federal agencies and judicial chambers, with U.S. Attorney’s and states’ attorneys general offices, for legal nonprofit organizations and in corporate legal departments
Aug. 1, 2019—As of July 31, 2019, 2019 graduates have secured 28 clerkships, including 22 in federal courts and 6 in state courts, while members of the Class of 2020 have secured 29 clerkships. Recent VLS graduates secured 7 clerkships during the 2018-19 academic year.
Jul. 31, 2019—Fishman, Chris Buccafusco of Cardozo Law and Mark Lemley of Stanford Law authored the brief, signed by 16 additional intellectual property scholars, urging the Ninth Circuit to clarify the proof needed to show copyright infringement.
Jul. 11, 2019—Sitaraman and Alstott are the authors of "The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity and Promote Equality," just released by Harvard University Press. They contend that, despite the recent trend toward privatization, public options have been popular throughout American history.
Jul. 11, 2019—Sitaraman and Alstott are the authors of "The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity and Promote Equality, just released by Harvard University Press. They propose a new, supplemental pension savings program that is simple and safe to join.
Jul. 5, 2019—The three-year chair recognizes faculty for their contributions in the classroom. Allensworth, who teaches Contracts and Antitrust Law, is a four-time winner of the student-selected Hall-Hartman Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Jun. 11, 2019—George, who holds the Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Chair in Law and Liberty, had served as the interim vice provost for faculty affairs since July 2018. Her appointment was announced by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jun. 7, 2019—Yadav's paper, "The Myth of Risk-Free Markets," explores how the structure of the treasury market affects the stabilty of treasury bonds.
Jun. 5, 2019—The affilation allows VLS students to work as legal interns for GRC’s trial and consultancy teams, and―through Vanderbilt’s International Law Practice Lab―on other GRC projects.
May. 21, 2019—Thompson will focus on labor trafficking at Legal Aid of North Carolina; Zapata will advocate for medical care and support for adults with disabilities at the Tennessee Justice Center.
May. 16, 2019—Yadav’s research focuses on financial and securities regulatory policy relating to evolving financial technology.
May. 10, 2019—Josh Landis (BA'14) received the Founder's Medal for first honors for the Class of 2019.
May. 9, 2019—Heller will join the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office in Cincinnati, Ohio. McCarley will join the Nashville Public Defenders.
May. 8, 2019—Mitchell is the winner for the South Region of the Equal Justice Works competition.
May. 7, 2019—Lamm’s award-winning article, published in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality, addresses a procedure for updating birth certificates.
May. 3, 2019—“Delaware’s Retreat: Exploring Developing Fissures and Tectonic Shifts in Delaware Corporate Law,” co-authored by Thomas with James Cox, was presented by Thomas as the Pileggi Lecture in Law at Widener University Delaware Law School.
Apr. 30, 2019—The fellowship allows Cohen to work at Global Rights Compliance at The Hague this summer.
Apr. 29, 2019—Fay will spend this summer working at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Cappetta will work at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for digital privacy and free speech, and South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center