Jun. 22, 2017—VLS students and graduates will serve federal clerkships with a Supreme Court justice; appellate judges on the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; a special master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and district courts in 17 states and D.C.; and two state supreme courts.
Jun. 22, 2017—Professor Bridgesmith, who coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation, honored for his work on TBA’s Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market.
Jun. 20, 2017—George Leef's review of Professor Emeritus Jim Ely's book, The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History, appears in Forbes.
Jun. 15, 2017—VLS students are working in judicial chambers, with government agencies and attorneys’ offices, and with nonprofit organizations in 20 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and Brussels.
Jun. 12, 2017—Holland plans to join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a litigator in the Legal Honors Program.
Jun. 9, 2017—Stevenson is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson in Nashville.
Jun. 7, 2017—Raker’s articles address two environmental law issues: how courts should handle conflicts between federal and state renewable power regulations and Tennessee’s approach to stormwater regulations.
May. 26, 2017—Parker, a partner of Jones Day based in Atlanta, will serve a five-year term on the Council, which determines projects and activities undertaken by ALI.
May. 23, 2017—Darrius Woods has been named an Equal Justice Works Fellow by Equal Justice Works. His two-year fellowship, which will pay his salary and benefits to work full-time at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, is funded by Home Depot and the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Woods plans to develop a program aimed at helping people...
May. 17, 2017—Mikhail will start a new program at The Bronx Defenders. Myers will advocate for low-income people with disabilities at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in Berkeley, California.
May. 12, 2017—Laura Dolbow wins Founder’s Medal, signifying First Honors.
May. 8, 2017—In his thoughtful new book, Sitaraman argues that growing economic inequality threatens American democracy.
May. 4, 2017—In "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War," Sharfstein examines Reconstruction through the relationship between a Nez Perce leader and a Union Army general.
Mar. 29, 2017—Sergent is the first VLS student to receive the Curry Scholarship, which will be awarded each year to a first-year student who plans a career in international law.
Mar. 29, 2017—Dozier is the third VLS student to receive the scholarship, which provides tuition and summer stipend support to students planning to practice in the public interest.
Mar. 24, 2017—Hagerty served as Tennessee Commission of Economic and Community Development from 2011-14.
Mar. 24, 2017—Justice Lui's talk, "State Constitutions and the Protection of Individual Rights: A Reappraisal," is part of the Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series and the keynote address for the Law Review Symposium, which focuses on empirical research of justice in state courts.
Mar. 23, 2017—Students worked for low-income Mississippi residents on education, expungement and heirship-related cases.
Mar. 20, 2017—McConnaughhay started her own elder law firm and serves on the Florida Bar Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled.
Mar. 17, 2017—A founding partner of Robbins Geller in San Diego, Robbins has been lead counsel in more than 100 securities actions.
Mar. 17, 2017—Harris, Vanderbilt’s first female African-American law graduate, had a distinguished career working for the federal government and in the banking industry.
Mar. 15, 2017—High Commissioner Al Hussein previously served as Jordan's permanent representative to the United Nations. He will talk about "Global Challenges to Human Rights."
Mar. 13, 2017—Fifteen 1Ls called 517 alumni donors on Feb. 28 to thank them for their gifts during the annual Thank-a-Thon. “We try to call everyone who has given $500 or more to the law school within the past year,” said Scotty Mann, assistant dean for Development and Alumni Relations. “The Thank-a-Thon connects students whose education is...
Mar. 8, 2017—Augustine will serve as President Trump's special assistant and senior associate counsel.