Oct. 4, 2019—Blumstein discussed the implications of his 1971 Supreme Court victory in Dunn v. Blumstein, which struck down a residency requirement imposed by the State of Tennessee, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Oct. 4, 2019— LaRue’s article, “The Stream of Commerce,” analyzes the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act and suggests that a new interpretation of navigable waters, one that would include all commercial waters, could bring a much-needed change to the existing legal framework.
Sep. 27, 2019—Three prominent constitutional lawyers will address ways to reduce the politicization of the Supreme Court in a panel discussion Oct. 1.
Sep. 25, 2019—Jones is a pioneering scholar in the field of law and neuroscience, a co-author of the first textbook in the field, and director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network for Law and Neuroscience.
Sep. 25, 2019—Pettit currently works in the National Security and Cybercrimes Seciton of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of California. She has served as a judge in the U.S. Navy Reserves since 2015.
Sep. 23, 2019—Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry
Sep. 19, 2019—The 2019 George Barrett Social Justice Lecture, “Political Activism, Legal Advocacy and Labor Organizing: A Conversation on Creating Change,” is a panel discussion featuring actor/activist Danny Glover, ACLU Legal Director David Cole and labor leader Bruce Raynor.
Sep. 13, 2019—Chief Justice Roberts fielded questions from Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit addressing his work at the Supreme Court and his legal career prior to becoming a judge.
Sep. 13, 2019—Members of the Order of the Coif are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of their graduating class.
Aug. 28, 2019—Former U.S. Army field artillery office Devin T. Adams and former U.S. Navy special operations naval aviator Alyssa Hartley are among the first cohort of Bass Military Scholars. The scholarship program supports military veterans seeking professional degrees in Vanderbilt's law, medical, nursing, education and business schools.
Aug. 5, 2019—Gates is a partner with Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he and his therapy dog, Lucy, are also active in the volunteer group ABLEPaws. He is president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Aug. 2, 2019—Students are working in the legal departments of federal and state agencies, and in judicial chambers, prosecutors' and public defenders offices, for legal nonprofit organizations and in corporate legal departments.
Aug. 2, 2019—Students received course credit for their work in the legal departments of federal agencies and judicial chambers, with U.S. Attorney’s and states’ attorneys general offices, for legal nonprofit organizations and in corporate legal departments
Jul. 10, 2019—The annual ranking by Fastcase.com honors "the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders." Moon was honored for her role as Director of Innovation Design at Vanderbilt Law School, where she supports the Program on Law and Innovation.
Jul. 5, 2019—The three-year chair recognizes faculty for their contributions in the classroom. Allensworth, who teaches Contracts and Antitrust Law, is a four-time winner of the student-selected Hall-Hartman Award for Outstanding Teaching.
May. 21, 2019—Thompson will focus on labor trafficking at Legal Aid of North Carolina; Zapata will advocate for medical care and support for adults with disabilities at the Tennessee Justice Center.
May. 10, 2019—Josh Landis (BA'14) received the Founder's Medal for first honors for the Class of 2019.
May. 9, 2019—Dodson is an associate with Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, She and fellow BBS associate Jeff Gibson were honored for their work on behalf of a disabled man threatened with the loss of medical coverage.
May. 9, 2019—Heller will join the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office in Cincinnati, Ohio. McCarley will join the Nashville Public Defenders.
May. 7, 2019—Lamm’s award-winning article, published in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality, addresses a procedure for updating birth certificates.
Apr. 30, 2019—The fellowship allows Cohen to work at Global Rights Compliance at The Hague this summer.
Apr. 29, 2019—Fay will spend this summer working at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Cappetta will work at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for digital privacy and free speech, and South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
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.