Dec. 3, 2018—Gates, who is a partner at Mitchell Williams in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of four attorneys in Arkansas admitted to membership in thenational environmental law organization. He will serve a one-year term.
Dec. 3, 2018—Vandenbergh directs Vanderbilt University’s interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Network and co-directs the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at VLS.
Nov. 27, 2018—VLS ranked second for Best Quality of Life, ninth for Best Professors, and eighth for Greatest Resources for Women in Princeton Review’s 2019 rankings, which list the top 10 law schools in 12 categories relevant to prospective students.
Nov. 12, 2018—Jaffer directs the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He previously oversaw the ACLU’s work in the areas of free speech, privacy, technology, national security and international human rights.
Nov. 12, 2018—Jack served as Maury County's public defender for 20 years. She is remembered as "compassionate, humble and possing a willingness to drop everything it meant helping somebody else in need."
Nov. 7, 2018—Funded through a grant from The Stanton Foundation, the clinic will give students opportunities to development and use legal strategies while working on cases addressing First Amendment rights.
Nov. 6, 2018—Conference hosted by the George Barrett Social Justice Program features 20 leading advocates and scholars in the areas of immigration law, criminal procedure and economic justice.
Nov. 1, 2018—Professor Sherry discusses the purpose and history of the 14th Amendment and President Trump's assertion that he can end birthright citizenship in American with an executive order in an interview with Bloomberg's June Grasso.
Oct. 29, 2018—Ali, who practices as international counsel at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, was a 2010-11 White House Fellow, during which she worked on bilateral negotiations with Europe and the Middle East, served on the White House American-Arab "Kitchen Cabinet," and advised on the U.S. response to the Arab Spring in 2011.
Oct. 26, 2018—Humphrey led Wesleyan's baseball team to a Little Three title in his senior year, 1963. After earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt, he returned to his home state of Connecticut, where he spent 43 years practicing at Robertson & Cole.
Oct. 26, 2018—Updated ranking of top 50 law schools by team headed by Gregory Sisk of University of St. Thomas Law assesses scholarly impact based on citations of faculty publications.
Oct. 18, 2018—Read Ozment's featured obituary in The Tennessean. He founded and headed Ozment Law and represented District 60 in the Tennessee House of Representatives early in his legal career.
Oct. 15, 2018—Gelernt discussed his work as lead attorney in the Ms. L litigation, a case challenging the federal government’s practice of forcibly separating parents and children at the U.S. border.
Oct. 12, 2018—Kernodle was previously a partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, where he founded and chaired the firm's False Claims Act practice group.
Oct. 12, 2018—Richardson is a partner at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, where he focuses on government investigations involving allged white-collar crime or criminal civil violations.
Oct. 3, 2018—The Land Use & Environment Law Review is a peer-reviewed compendium of the best law review articles published in the previous academic year in the categories of environmental and land use law. The article by Ruhl and Robisch, “Agencies Running from Agency Discretion,” published in 2016, will appear in Volume 49 of LUELR, published annually by Thomsen Reuters.
Oct. 1, 2018—A groundbreaking ceremony for the new courthouse, to be completed by 2021, was held Sept. 28.
Sep. 13, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will provide scholarships for military veterans at five Vanderbilt schools, including VLS, the Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.
Sep. 13, 2018—The MLK symposium in Flynn Auditorium will feature panel discussions sponsored by Vanderbilt's law, divinity and graduate schools and Peabody College and keynote addresses by Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors and Virginia Tech vice president Menah Pratt-Clarke '93 (PhD'97).
Aug. 28, 2018—Morrison’s term as the United Kingdom judge to the ICC began upon his election by the Assembly of States Parties in December 2011. His talk addressed the purposes of international criminal law and the relationship between international criminal cases and national jurisdictions.
Aug. 22, 2018—King is a former chancellor of the State University of New York System.
Aug. 17, 2018—The Vanderbilt Bar Association is hosting a Golf Scramble open to all Vanderbilt Law students, alumni, faculty and staff on Friday, Oct. 26, at Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. If you are interested in sponsoring a portion of the scramble or are interested in playing, contact Hunter Thornton, Class of 2019, via...
Aug. 3, 2018—Edwards had previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Kentucky's Western District. She replaces Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, who has retired.