Alumni Profile

Pushing Boundaries: Aschkan Abdul-Malek JD/MBA’06 seeks challenge in Afghan health care startup

Jul. 26, 2017—Aschkan Abdul-Malek JD/MBA’06 was living in Afghanistan, researching health care constraints in developing countries for the World Bank, when he learned how financially devastating those constraints can be. His Afghan cook, he discovered in a casual conversation, was spending six times his annual income to fly his wife to India for medical care. The cook’s wife...

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Alumni Alumni Profile Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Stephanie Parker: Distinguished Alumna Award Winner

Oct. 27, 2016—As a trial lawyer with Jones Day, Stephanie Parker ’84 defends clients in high-stakes product liability and mass tort cases while co-leading the firm’s business and tort litigation practice group. Her skill and professionalism have attracted national media attention. Law360 profiled her as one of the nation’s top 15 female trial attorneys in 2012 and...

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Alumni Profile Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Judge Aleta Trauger: Distinguished Service Award Winner

Oct. 27, 2016—Long before Judge Aleta Trauger ’76 (MAT’72) became the first female U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Tennessee in 1998, she began her professional life as a teacher. Within three years, she realized teaching was not her calling. A friend suggested law school. Trauger entered Vanderbilt Law in 1973, just as the number...

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Alumni Profile Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine