Oct. 17, 2020—Members of the Order of the Coif are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of their graduating class.
Oct. 15, 2020—Assistant Dean for Public Interest Spring Miller launches a new practicum through which students advocate for the employment rights of low-wage workers.
Oct. 5, 2020—Darnell served for 22 years in the Tennessee General Assembly, representing Montgomery County, and for 16 years as Tennessee secretary of state. He died Oct. 2
Sep. 25, 2020—Maroney and her Actual Innocence class are featured in a VU News Service article about the university's successful transition to socially distanced in-person classes and online learning.
Sep. 21, 2020—The ABA Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is recognized at the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. Kay has previously served on the Standards Review Committee and Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
Sep. 18, 2020—Epstein, a former Army Ranger non-commissioned officer, and Kowalski, a former Army logistics officer, are among nine Bass Military Scholars in the 2020 cohort who received scholarships to the Law School, the School of Nursing and Owen Graduate School of Management. The program supports military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across several Vanderbilt schools.
Sep. 18, 2020—The award recognizes Tennessee advocates who promote state-wide collaboration that supports projects that strengthen access to justice across the state.
Sep. 17, 2020—All members of the VLR staff donated the fees they would customarily use to pay for meeting space and supplies to the ABA's Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund, which provides $15,000 scholarships to up to 20 diverse law students each year.
Sep. 8, 2020—The Harris, Porter & Work Scholarship will recognize Janie Greenwood Harris (LLB'64), Edward Melvin Porter (LLB'59) and Frederick Taylor Work, Sr. (LLB'59), and support students with a demonstrated commitment to civil rights.
Sep. 4, 2020—The report reflects the results of a community-wide survey and input from three anti-racism task forces representing VLS students, faculty and staff. It recommends short- and long-term actions designed to address racial inequities and injustices in the VLS community and beyond.
Sep. 2, 2020—Seymore is the New York Alumni Chancellor's Professor of Law and holds a secondary appointment in the Chemistry Department. He urges students to "take advantage of everything Vanderbilt has to offer!"
Aug. 21, 2020—Read an essay adapted from a speech Chancellor Bonnyman delivered at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women suffrage. Bonnyman served for 15 years as a chancellor for the Davidson County Chancery Court. Before her appointment to the bench in 2003, she served as the chancery court clerk and master starting in 1989. She became the founding president of the Lawyers Association for Women in 1981.
Aug. 21, 2020—Beisner, leader of Skadden's Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation group, and Fitzpatrick, who studies complex litigation, discuss the thesis of Fitzpatrick's book "The Conservative Case for Class Actions" in a Q&A published in Judicature, a journal that focuses on the practice of judging and publishes research that aims to improve the administration of justice.
Aug. 10, 2020—Students in the clinic, directed by Gautam Hans, worked with Daniel Horwitz ’13 to defend a nonprofit group’s satirical mailer criticizing a Tennessee state representative.
Aug. 5, 2020—Gilbert's career focusing on health care law has included private practice with Epstein Becker Green and Waller and service as hieve legal and corporate governance officer at LifePoint Health.
Jul. 28, 2020—Owings joined the Justice Department as counsel to the assistant attorney general in February 2018. She had previously practiced antitrust law in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Jul. 16, 2020—Overby spent his legal career at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, which he joined in 1974, except for a stint as a welfare reform lawyer at the Tennessee Justice Center from 1997 to 2005. Most recently, he was lead attorney at the firm's Health, Income and Education Practice Group.
Jul. 14, 2020—James F. Blumstein, a noted expert in constitutional law and health law and policy, and finincial regulatory expert Yesha Yadav will serve four-year terms on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the US. Commission on Civil Rights.
Jul. 8, 2020—Cloe Anderson ’21, Grace Ko ’21 and Sarah Dvorak ’22 help draft resolution passed by the Nashville Metropolitan Council drawing attention to increased harassment and discrimination directed at Asian immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 1, 2020—Herz’s book, “Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth and Energy to Get Exceptional Results,” has been nominated for the Next Big Idea Book Club.
Jun. 29, 2020—Birch was previously senior vice president for labor policy and league affairs with the National Football League. He will oversee legal affairs and manage team initiatives related to state and local government and business planning and strategy.
Jun. 15, 2020—Brown joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development's office of the general counsel as a legal honors litigation fellow in 2000 and later served in HUD's Program Enforcement Administrative Proceeding Division. She had most recently served as HUD's assistant general counsel for insured housing.
Jun. 11, 2020—The award, named for former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III '65 (BA'60) honors a just who has demonstrated extraordiary devotion and dedication to the improvement of the law, the legal system and the administration of justice in Tennessee.
Jun. 11, 2020—Ricks and Giancarlo were among four witnesses whose testimoney addressed “Inclusive Banking during a Pandemic: Using FedAccounts and Digital Tools to Improve Delivery of Stimulus Payments." They testified before the House Financial Service Committee Task Force on Financial Technology during a virtual hearing June 11.