Apr. 17, 2018—Justice Drowota served on the Tennessee Supreme Court for 25 years and as a judge in Tennessee courts for 35 years.
Apr. 17, 2018—Giancarlo also spoke to the VLS Board of Advisors after his Sims Lecture April 13.
Apr. 10, 2018—Horn Boom has previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was a partner at Frost Brown Todd in Lexington before her confirmation to the federal bench.
Apr. 10, 2018—Clarke’s lecture, “Democracy under Attack: Race, Rights and Resistance,” addresses the role of lawyers in responding to racial injustice, voter suppression and other civil rights issues.
Apr. 4, 2018—Justice Sotomayor answered students' questions in her 2018 Cecil Sims Lecture in Flynn Auditorium April 3.
Mar. 30, 2018—Sochacki and Duru will travel to Germany and Poland this summer through the prestigious FASPE program, which uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe to examine ethics in the legal profession today.
Mar. 28, 2018—Duru will participate in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program and intern at the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy during summer 2018.
Mar. 27, 2018—Banks will spend summer 2018 working at the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Mar. 27, 2018—A six-student team helped the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union create a new nonprofit.
Mar. 26, 2018—John L. Ryder ’74 has been named to a seat on the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Donald Trump nominated Ryder to fill one of the nine seats on the board that oversees America’s biggest government-owned utility. Ryder’s appointment to the TVA board requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Ryder is...
Mar. 23, 2018—Heaviside will focus on reproductive justice policy and advocacy at SisterLove, an Atlanta-based HIV and reproductive justice nonprofit as the organization’s RJ-HIV Fellow.
Mar. 21, 2018—Seven VLS students traveled to Lumpkin, Georgia, to work with attorneys from the Southern Immigrant Freedom Initiative on behalf of immigrant detainees.
Mar. 21, 2018—Julie Rooney ’18 has won the 2018 Scribes Law Review Award. Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, has presented the annual award for the best student writing in a law review or journal since 1987. Rooney’s Note, “Going Postal: Analyzing the Abuse of Mail Covers Under the Fourth Amendment,” was published in the Vanderbilt...
Mar. 19, 2018—Representatives from the Manhattan Institute and the Partnership for Responsible Growth will join two Vanderbilt University professors for a conversation about carbon tax proposals at VLS March 21.
Mar. 16, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt’s Legal Aid Society volunteer at free medical clinic run by Vanderbilt Medical School students to identify needs for legal services and refer patients to legal aid resources.
Mar. 15, 2018—Reder and Clark will be honored at Vanderbilt’s annual Founders Circle Dinner April 13.
Mar. 15, 2018—Giancarlo's talk will address ongoing efforts to reform over-the-counter derivatives marks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Mar. 9, 2018—Dowd is among 20 Alabama women honored for their professional achievements and impact by the Yellowhammer News.
Mar. 9, 2018—Dolbow was honored for her Note, “A Distinction without a Difference: Convergence in Claims Construction Standards,” published in the 2017 Vanderbilt Law Review.
Mar. 8, 2018—Walz, who retired at the end of February, spent 42 years in government service, and had served as his office's senior litigation counsel since 1999.
Mar. 7, 2018—Thomas Castelli of the ACLU of Tennessee, immigration lawyer Andrew Free ’09 and election law expert Junaid Odubeko ’04 discuss how lawyers can respond to legal emergencies.
Feb. 28, 2018—Columnist Kelly Twigger also interviews Professor Larry Bridgesmith about the Summit on Law and Innovation scheduled at VLS April 30.
Feb. 15, 2018—The CFTC, chaired by Christopher Giancarlo ’84, exists to protect market participants and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices and systematic risks related to derivatives
Feb. 14, 2018—Finalists were Josh Landis ’19, who was named Best Oralist, and Claire Fox ’19. Lauren Stern ’19 and Sarah Grimsdale ’19 honored for Best Brief.
Jan. 24, 2018—Richardson is a partner at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, where he focuses on government investigations involving allged white-collar crime or criminal civil violations.