Feb. 22, 2019—Brent Duddles ’21 and Michael Clark ’21 were finalists. The competition was sponsored by King & Spalding.
Feb. 12, 2019—Joline Desruisseuax '20 and Braden Morell '20 were finalists. The round was argued before federal appellate Judges Stephen A. Higginson of the Fifth Circuit, David J. Barron of the First Circuit and Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit.
Feb. 8, 2019—Williams was a professor of law. He had rejoined the law faculty after retiring from his role as vice chancellor and athletics director last fall.
Jan. 25, 2019—Guthrie will began his third term as dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law on July 1, 2019. His appointment was announced by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jan. 23, 2019—The commitment from former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton ’75 and his family includes a bequest that will endow the program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management and accounting principles, in perpetuity.
Jan. 22, 2019—Sincere thanks and appreciation to all our Reunion 2018 volunteers and alumni whose efforts helped us set a new Reunion fundraising record, raising over $4 million. As always, thank you for your engagement and interest in Vanderbilt Law and for the many ways you support us. Reunion 2018 Final Fundraising Results Reunion Year Total Raised...
Jan. 21, 2019—Retired trial lawyer Kent Halkett ’81 supports student volunteers providing pro bono legal support to low-income patients of the Shade Tree Clinic, through which students at Vanderbilt Medical School provide free care for uninsured patients.
Jan. 20, 2019—The program will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at the Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and Peabody College.
Jan. 11, 2019—Students support Social Security Disability Appeals of low-income Kentuckians whose benefits were revoked after their lawyer was convicted of fraud.
Jan. 10, 2019—Kittos was legal director of Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, which provides low-cost legal services to immigrants, for nine years.
Jan. 10, 2019—Bergman is an associate with Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville. She was honored for her pro bono representation of a client accused of murder.
Jan. 8, 2019—Moon was interviewed by Mary Juetten for a Forbes online Entrepreneurs interview about her new role as director of the PoLI Institute, which provides immersion courses for practicing attorneys and other legal professionals as an extension of the law school's Program on Law and Innovation.
Dec. 3, 2018—Gates, who is a partner at Mitchell Williams in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of four attorneys in Arkansas admitted to membership in thenational environmental law organization. He will serve a one-year term.
Dec. 3, 2018—Vandenbergh directs Vanderbilt University’s interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Network and co-directs the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at VLS.
Nov. 27, 2018—VLS ranked second for Best Quality of Life, ninth for Best Professors, and eighth for Greatest Resources for Women in Princeton Review’s 2019 rankings, which list the top 10 law schools in 12 categories relevant to prospective students.
Nov. 12, 2018—Jaffer directs the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He previously oversaw the ACLU’s work in the areas of free speech, privacy, technology, national security and international human rights.
Nov. 12, 2018—Jack served as Maury County's public defender for 20 years. She is remembered as "compassionate, humble and possing a willingness to drop everything it meant helping somebody else in need."
Nov. 7, 2018—Funded through a grant from The Stanton Foundation, the clinic will give students opportunities to development and use legal strategies while working on cases addressing First Amendment rights.
Nov. 6, 2018—Conference hosted by the George Barrett Social Justice Program features 20 leading advocates and scholars in the areas of immigration law, criminal procedure and economic justice.
Nov. 1, 2018—Professor Sherry discusses the purpose and history of the 14th Amendment and President Trump's assertion that he can end birthright citizenship in American with an executive order in an interview with Bloomberg's June Grasso.
Oct. 29, 2018—Ali, who practices as international counsel at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, was a 2010-11 White House Fellow, during which she worked on bilateral negotiations with Europe and the Middle East, served on the White House American-Arab "Kitchen Cabinet," and advised on the U.S. response to the Arab Spring in 2011.
Oct. 26, 2018—Humphrey led Wesleyan's baseball team to a Little Three title in his senior year, 1963. After earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt, he returned to his home state of Connecticut, where he spent 43 years practicing at Robertson & Cole.
Oct. 26, 2018—Updated ranking of top 50 law schools by team headed by Gregory Sisk of University of St. Thomas Law assesses scholarly impact based on citations of faculty publications.
Oct. 18, 2018—Read Ozment's featured obituary in The Tennessean. He founded and headed Ozment Law and represented District 60 in the Tennessee House of Representatives early in his legal career.