Apr. 24, 2019—Adolpho Birch III '91 re-elected to a second five-year term. Epstein is COO for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and president of IKE Gaming Inc. Birch is senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs for the National Football League.
Apr. 18, 2019—Lupinacci succeeds Ben Adams '81, who has served as the firm's chairman and CEO for a total of 21 years.
Apr. 18, 2019—Six students worked at Atlanta Legal Aid with Equal Justice Works Fellow Darrius Woods ’17, supporting programs to reform predatory lending practices and provide property tax relief to low-income clients.
Apr. 15, 2019—Birch is senior VP of labor policy and league affairs for the National Football League. He will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Zeppos, “College Athletics, the Draft and the Business of Professional Sports,” April 24.
Apr. 15, 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.
Apr. 9, 2019—McWeay was named executive director of Still She Rises Tulsa, an initiative of the Bronx Defenders that represents mothers in the criminal justice system, in January. Essence magazine published this interview with McWeay March 19.
Apr. 3, 2019—George Barrett Social Justice Fellow Lynn Stopher ’18 and a team of five VLS students traveled to Ocilla, Georgia, to meet with immigrant detainees to support the work of the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Mar. 27, 2019—In their article, "Beyond the Witness: Bringing a Process Perspective to Modern Evidence Law," they address the need to deal with evidence such as photographs, business records, electronic phone records and store receipts as a different category from witness testimony.
Mar. 21, 2019—Ryder was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 28. His term on the board expires May 18, 2021.
Feb. 25, 2019—Thornton and his five teammates, all students at the Owen Graduate School of Management, will compete in the global finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition in April.
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. 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.