Oct. 22, 2015—Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Fitzpatrick’s election was announced by ALI in October 2015. He is one of 73 new members, who include judges, lawyers and law professors from 22 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries, elected this year. His research...
Oct. 22, 2015—Fishman joined Vanderbilt's law faculty as an assistant professor in summer 2015.
Oct. 22, 2015—Holder's talk, “Principled Leadership: The Courage to Face Challenge,” is part of Vanderbilt's 2015-16 Chancellor's Lecture Series.
Oct. 22, 2015—The event, sponsored by the Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program and the Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt, is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Oct. 13, 2015—Amicus brief filed by 26 "Interested Energy Scholars" argues on behalf of the plaintiffs in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association.
Oct. 12, 2015—Schoenblum addressed the emergence of a “New Trust” concept in his lecture, “What Is a Trust?”
Oct. 8, 2015—The seminar is now offered annually through a partnership between the Federal Judicial Center and Vanderbilt Law School.
Oct. 2, 2015—Gervais will serve a two-year term as president of the international association of intellectual property law scholars starting in 2017.
Sep. 17, 2015—Study co-authored by MacArthur Research Network Director Owen Jones with VU researchers Rene Marois, David Zald and Katherine Jan; Harvard researchers Joshua Buchholtz (Ph.D.'12) and Justin Martin (BA'10); and Emory researcher Michael Treadway.
Sep. 16, 2015—Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.
Sep. 14, 2015—Headquartered at Vanderbilt and directed by New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law Owen Jones, the MacArthur Research Network focuses on the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal law and of neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
Sep. 9, 2015—Hersch is one of two editors of the peer-reviewed journal. She was named an IZA Research Fellow in April 2015.
Aug. 28, 2015—Stack was recognized by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for his influential 2012 Michigan Law Review article, “Interpreting Regulations.”
Aug. 25, 2015—Newton’s essay, “Piracy and the Problem of Command Responsibility,” recommends holding leaders of pirate gangs responsible for crimes committed by gang members.
Aug. 14, 2015—Meyer’s current scholarship addresses international economic and environmental regulation.
Aug. 10, 2015—Ruhl, who co-directs Vanderbilt’s Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, is an expert in environmental, natural resources and property law.
Aug. 3, 2015—Judge López currently sits on the State Court of Dekalb County, where he presides over civil and criminal matters.
Jul. 10, 2015—Miller will create public interest opportunities for Vanderbilt Law students and facilitate graduates’ entry into public interest law careers and fellowships with government and nonprofit organizations.
Jul. 7, 2015—In this "Room for Debate" column," Sherry asserts that "the court serves as the last-chance, back-up opportunity to protect individual rights when the legislature fails to do so."
Jun. 24, 2015—Byl’s paper, “Easements with Ecosystems: A Conservation Tool for Endangered Species,” won first prize in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee’s competition, and Issar’s paper, “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro: Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” placed first in the section’s Energy Law competition.