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.
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 participated in five events, including a panel discussion moderated by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, “College Athletics, the Draft and the Business of Professional Sports,” April 23 and 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.