Apr. 18, 2022—Burgess will serve as a law clerk for Judge Travis McDonough '92 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. She is a Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Public Interest Scholar and a Justice-Moore Family Public Interest Scholar.
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Apr. 12, 2022—Judge Jackson is the first Supreme Court justice whose prior experience includes work as a federal public defender. Mayeux asserts that "given that several...justices previously worked as federal prosecutors, Jackson's confirmation injects a welcome measure of professional balance to the lineup" and that Jackson is the "first justice since Thurgood Marshall with meaningful criminal defense experience."
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Apr. 6, 2022—Dolbow graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 2017. After law school, she was a law clerk for Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and then for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. After clerking, she joined Covington & Burling as an associate in Washington, D.C.
Mar. 29, 2022—UC Davis scholar Karima Bennoune's talk is the 2022 Victor S. Johnson Lecture. Bennoune holds the Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair in International Law at UC Davis Law School. Her talk begins at 12:30 p.m. Thurs., March 31, and is free and open to the public.
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Mar. 21, 2022—Welch is an associate professor of history and of law. The two-year, $306,000 fellowship will support research leave and tuition to undertake a self-directed course of study at Vanderbilt Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management to learn the tools and techniques essential to support her study of the role of Black moneylenders in the 19th-century credit economy.
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Mar. 21, 2022—Blumstein, a New York native, challenged a residency requirement imposed by the state of Tennessee after moving to Nashville to join Vanderbilt's law faculty in 1970. When his challenge prevailed, Tennessee appealed the ruling. Blumstein argued the case, Dunn v. Blumstein, before the Supreme Court. On March 21, 1972, the high court issued a 6–1 decision in Blumstein’s favor, with Justice Thurgood Marshall writing the majority opinion.
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Mar. 19, 2022—Chris Slobogin, who directs the law school's Criminal Justice Program, moderated "Reform for Redemption," a March 18 discussion on criminal justice reform with Cyntoia Brown-Long, who was incarcerated as a juvenile, and former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who granted Brown clemency. Watch the event, which was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, now.
Mar. 17, 2022—Cheng’s 2022 Vanderbilt Law Review article, “The Consensus Rule: A New Approach to Scientific Evidence,” will be the focus of a day-long symposium March 18 at Villanova Law School, where Cheng’s proposal that the legal system should defer to expert communities rather than reach independent decisions will be critically evaluated by scholars in the field.
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Mar. 15, 2022—Congress is considering a resolution to investigate the Russian invaders of Ukraine for possible war crimes. In an email interview with CNN Opinion, conduct of hostilities expert Mike Newton argues that such an investigation is justified due to Russia's attacks on civilians.
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Mar. 8, 2022—"Business Courts from Tennessee to Delaware," a moderated discussion featuring Vice Chancelor Slights and Chancellor Martin sponsored by the Law and Business Program, is scheduled in Flynn Auditorium from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The public is invited to attend in person or virtually.
Mar. 4, 2022—To qualify for this prestigious award, students must be nominated by a College member or a professor or dean of their law school. Nominees undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes interviews, submission of written materials and a review of the candidate’s academic standing by members of the ACB council.
Mar. 3, 2022—Constitutional law James F. Blumstein discusses Dunn v. Blumstein, the case brought in 1970 challenging Tennessee's residency requirements for voter registration, in a March 1 podcast produced by the Tennessee Attorney General's office. Blumstein ultimately argued the case before the Supreme Court.
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Mar. 2, 2022—The event, “Reform for Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Long and Gov. Bill Haslam on Criminal Justice Reform and the Power of Mercy,” will be held in Langford Auditorium and livestreamed at 6 p.m. March 15. Now an author and advocate, Brown was a trafficking victim when she was convicted of murder at 16. She was later granted clemency by Gov. Haslam. Professor Slogobin will moderate a discussion about criminal justice reform. The public is invited to attend in person or virtually.
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Feb. 25, 2022—Wuerth is a leading scholar of foreign affairs and serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) on U.S. Foreign Relations Law. In this Lawfare post, she states: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, which prohibits the use of force against the territorial integrity of another state."
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Feb. 17, 2022—Edelman was a professor of mathematics and a professor of law. His legal scholarship focused on law and public choice, addressing systems for shareholder voting, apportionment of Congressional seats, judicial decision-making, and distributing attorneys’ fees in complex litigation.
Feb. 16, 2022—Sherry held the Herman O. Loewenstein Chair in Law. An expert in constitutional law and federal courts and procedure, Sherry is the author of more than 100 books, book chapters and articles.
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Feb. 11, 2022—Su is a nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights who served as secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency before her appointment as deputy secretary of labor. Her talk, "Fulfilling the Unfulfilled Promise of Racial and Economic Justice," will draw on her trailblazing career as a civil rights and workers' rights attorney.
Feb. 10, 2022—Kristen Smith ’23 and Ryan Jones ’23 were finalists. Judges Corey T. Wilson of the Fifth Circuit, Andrew Brasher of the Eleventh Circuit and Chief Judge Waverly T. Crenshaw ’81 (BA’78) of the Middle District of Tennessee presided over the final round Feb. 4.
Jan. 28, 2022—Students in the Housing Law Clinic directed by Jennifer Prusak represented Nashville tenants facing eviction and advocated for changes in housing policy during the COVID=10 pandemic.
Jan. 27, 2022—"Revisiting the Promise of Carbon Labelling," published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reveals that one benefit of carbon labeling is that businesses that produced labels for their products often reduced their own carbon footprints.
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Jan. 20, 2022—Facebook has been fighting the claim that they are a monopolized business that abuses their power over their competition for years. Antitrust scholar Rebecca Allensworth discusses the Facebook/Meta antitrust lawsuit on WNYC's radio program The Takeaway.
Jan. 19, 2022—Brown currently serves as the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Geogia School of Law. He will join the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as dean on July 1.
Jan. 18, 2022—Maroney will work in residence at the RSF in New York City during the 2022-23 academic year. Visiting scholars pursue research and writing projects in the social, economic and behavioral sciences.
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Jan. 17, 2022—Judge Merritt was appointed to the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter and assumed senior status in 2001. He remained active on the court until shortly before his death Jan. 17.
Jan. 15, 2022—Racine was sworn in as the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in 2018. His lecture is free and open to the public.
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