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Kent McKeever ’12 launches new nonprofit legal services firm in Waco, Texas

Feb. 23, 2017—McKeever's firm, an independent spinoff of Mission Waco Legal Services, will provide legal services to low-income clients.

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J.B. Ruhl encourages new lawyers to start “hacking around”

Feb. 17, 2017—Ruhl details how young lawyers can meet community needs through "legal hackathons" in an article in TYL, the American Bar Association's publication for young lawyers.

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Joe Meux ’56 retires at age 88

Feb. 7, 2017—Meux has been a volunteer attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1994, serving more than 300 low-income clients.

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M. Lee Smith ’67 (BA’64), publisher of Tennessee Journal, dies at 74

Jan. 13, 2017—Smith published legal newsletters and an influential newsletter focusing on Tennessee government and politics.

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Jim Beakes ’02 honored as Legal Aid Society of Mid-TN’s Volunteer of the Year

Dec. 9, 2016—Beakes honored for support of the LAS’ weekly virtual legal clinic, which serves rural residents in need of legal services

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E.M. Lysonge ‘01 featured as a National Law Journal In-House Council Profile

Dec. 1, 2016—E.M. is vice president, general counsel and secretary at online retailer CafePress Inc.

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Becca Everhardt ’10 serves as Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow in Kosovo

Nov. 12, 2016—Everhardt is working in Kosovo’s Ministry of Finance and researching alternative dispute mechanisms during her 10-month fellowship.

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Speaking of Alumni: Fall 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—We completed another very successful fundraising year June 30. Thanks to the support of alumni, friends, law firms, faculty, staff and students, we received gifts and new pledges totaling more than $7.6 million, making this the third-best fundraising year in school history. In addition to our overall success, we set an all-time record with giving...

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Alumni Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


VLS launches new Law and Business CLE series in conjunction with Owen Graduate School of Management

Oct. 24, 2016—“Legal Project Management,” the first of four planned courses, will debut Feb. 7-8.

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Sean Seymore elected to membership in the American Law Institute

Oct. 21, 2016—Seymore's expertise is in patent law, intellectual property law, and science and technology.

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Darby Dickerson ’88 named dean of The John Marshall Law School

Oct. 20, 2016—Dickerson joins John Marshall from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she has been dean since 2011.

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Sara Mayeux studies criminal law, advocates for social justice

Oct. 20, 2016—“I think criminal courts are inherently interesting places,” said Mayeux, who began teaching at Vanderbilt Law School as an assistant professor this fall.

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Cameron Norris ’14 (BA’11) will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 2017

Sep. 22, 2016—Norris previously clerked for judges on the D.C. and Eleventh Circuits.

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Jeffrey Bivins ’86 elected chief justice of Tennessee Supreme Court

Sep. 14, 2016—Bivins was appointed to the Supreme Court by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2014.

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Justin P. Wilson ’70 featured in short film highlighting his work as Tennessee’s Comptroller of the Treasury

Sep. 14, 2016—Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson ’70 is the subject of this short film highlighting his work on behalf of the State of Tennessee. Justin left his partnership at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis to serve as Tennessee’s Comptroller in 2009 at the request of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. He also served as...

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Dan Sharfstein appointed to Vanderbilt Law’s Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence

Sep. 12, 2016—Sharfstein, a legal historian who co-directs the George Barrett Social Justice Program, has earned accolades for his teaching and scholarship.

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David Caywood ’62 (BA’59) dies at age 79

Sep. 8, 2016—Caywood was a respected trial lawyer in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Law school community mourns the loss of Beth Chitwood, Class of 2018

Aug. 29, 2016—Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in Blackacre for a candlelight vigil.

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Alistair Newbern and Jeffery Frensley ’95 join Middle District of Tennessee as magistrate judges

Aug. 23, 2016—Newbern taught Vanderbilt’s Appellate Litigation Clinic; Frensley is a trial lawyer who served on the federal Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys.

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Franklin Trapp ’09 owns and operates Forestburgh Playhouse, historic New York State theater

Aug. 23, 2016—Trapp acquired the historic theater, now the oldest continually operating summer stock theater in New York State, in 2014.

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VLS Appellate Clinic students secure “big victory for privacy rights”

Aug. 19, 2016—2016 graduates Calvin Cohen, Larry Crane-Moscowitz, Alex Vey and Clayton Wiggins win Luis v. Awareness Technologies in decision handed down by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Shannon Vreeland joins the Class of 2019

Aug. 18, 2016—Vox Video features Shannon Vreeland '19 as she starts her 1L year at VLS.

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Mary Frances Lyle ’79 dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2016—Lyle entered law school at 40 and then devoted her legal career to improving the lives of women and children.

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