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Interview with Darren Robbins ’93 featured in Litigation Daily

May. 23, 2016—Robbins is interviewed by Litigation Daily's Jenna Greene about his work at Robbins Geller, which includes securities, antitrust, M&A, consumer, insurance, employment and other class actions.

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Study by Joni Hersch and Jennifer Shinall finds women re-entering the workforce are better off explaining career gaps

May. 19, 2016—Study by Hersch and Shinall to be published in the Pennsylvania Law Review indicates employers prefer that women explain resume gaps.

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4 VLS faculty on NIH-funded team studying “genetic privacy”

May. 18, 2016—Ellen Wright Clayton will co-direct research team that also includes Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Chris Slobogin, associate professor Sarah Igo and adjunct law professor Lydia Jones.

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Nathan Walsh ’16 named Vanderbilt Law’s first George Barrett Fellow

May. 17, 2016—Walsh will advocate for homeless students with disabilities as a fellow with Disability Rights Tennessee.

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Calvin Cohen ’16 and Alex Nunn ’16 share 2016 Nagareda Prize for best scholarly papers in litigation and dispute resolution

May. 13, 2016—Cohen’s paper addresses the inconsistent application of state sovereign immunity claims to federal rules; Nunn’s applied the perspective of due process to the use of “naked statistical evidence.”

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23 graduates honored with academic and citizenship awards at Commencement

May. 13, 2016—Lauren Messonnier Meyers received the 2016 Founders Medal for First Honors.

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Morgan Rick’s new book, “The Money Problem,” addresses U.S. financial policy

May. 10, 2016—Ricks contends that panic-proofing should be the major focus of U.S. financial policy and regulation.

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ICC indispensable to a Syria solution, argues op/ed co-authored by Michael Newton

May. 5, 2016—Members of the ABA's ICC Project Board of Advisors, including Newton, assert that the ICC should be part of any effort to combat impunity in Syria in a signed opinion piece in International Criminal Justice Today.

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Chancellor Zeppos hosts discussion of controversy over Supreme Court nominee

May. 5, 2016—“Battle Supreme: Politics, the Law and an Open Seat on the Nation’s Highest Court," the final event of the 2016 Chancellor's Lecture Series, featured Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano; CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin; Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Audrey Anderson, who formerly served as deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security; and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian.

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Article co-authored by Randall Thomas and Paul Edelman among “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2015”

May. 3, 2016—“Shareholder Voting in an Age of Intermediary Capitalism,” a California Law Review article co-authored by Edelman and Thomas with Robert B. Thompson, was one of 12 articles selected in annual poll.

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks back on 8 years at Vanderbilt’s chancellor

May. 2, 2016—Zeppos took the reins of Vanderbilt University in 2008, in the midst of the global financial crisis.

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Megan McLean ’16 wins Environmental Law Institute writing competition

Apr. 29, 2016—McLean's winning paper, "Throwing Shade: The Case against Judicial Interference with Solar Net Metering Policies," will be published in the Environmental Law Reporter.

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Cheng, George, Ruhl, Vandenbergh and Wuerth honored with Hall-Hartman Awards

Apr. 26, 2016—Professors Tracey George, Michael Vandenbergh and Ingrid Wuerth were honored for their first-year Contracts, Property and Civil Procedure classes, respectively. Professor Ed Cheng was recognized for his upper-level Evidence class and Professor J.B. Ruhl for his Food System Seminar.

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Daniel Gervais among new faculty heads joining The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—"“We chose faculty heads who excel at meeting students where they are, intellectually and interpersonally,” said Ingram Commons Dean Vanessa Beasley.

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Former VU general counsel Jeff Carr ’66 dead at 75

Apr. 13, 2016—Carr retired from a 34-year career as a senior leader at Vanderbilt in 2000.

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Alana Seixas ’18 receives Garrison Social Justice Scholarship

Apr. 7, 2016—Seixas will receive scholarship and stipend support during her second and third years of law school to support her preparation for a career in social justice advocacy.

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Ingrid Wuerth named to the Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law

Apr. 1, 2016—Wuerth is the inaugural holder of the Curry Chair, which was endowed in 2015 by an estate gift from pioneering Georgia lawyer Jean Curry Allen.

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Adjunct Professor Larry Bridgesmith discusses impact of artificial intelligence on legal profession

Mar. 30, 2016—Major conference at Vanderbilt Law School April 14-15 will address how artificial intelligence may change the delivery of legal services.

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Article co-authored by J.B. Ruhl wins Ecological Society of America’s Sustainability Science Award

Mar. 28, 2016—The article, published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, has been honored for its “contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability.”

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Terry Maroney to join 2016-17 class of fellows at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Mar. 23, 2016—Maroney will spend an academic year in residence with 37 other fellows representing a broad range of disciplines.

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Adjunct Professor Michele Johnson one of three Vanderbilt professors nominated for Nashville’s Athena Award

Mar. 17, 2016—Johnson co-teaches Poverty Law at VLS. The annual award recognizes women from Middle Tennessee who exemplify leadership, superior performance, commitment to community and unselfish assistance to women and women’s issues.

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Chris Slobogin receives two Distinguished Contribution Awards in Forensic Psychology

Mar. 15, 2016—The American Psychology-Law Society and the American Board of Forensic Psychology recognize Slobogin’s career contributions to forensic psychology in 2016

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Read cultural anthropologist Stephanie Maher’s review of Robert Barsky’s book, Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law

Mar. 9, 2016—Barsky's book has been shortlisted for the Socio-Legal Studies Association’s 2016 Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize.

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VLS hosts conference focusing on legal technology and artificial intelligence

Mar. 7, 2016—Richard Susskind, author of "Tomorrow's Lawyers," is keynote speaker of two-day conference titled "Watson, Esq.: Will Your Next Lawyer Be a Machine?"

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