May. 19, 2022—J. Christopher Giancarlo, Class of 1984, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been awarded the rank of Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit by President Emmanuel Macron. Giancarlo is a Wall Street lawyer and business figure renowned in the financial world for his expertise in cryptocurrency. The award will be presented to him...
May. 16, 2022—Ryder was a partner at Harris Shelton in Memphis, His public service most recently included serving on the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
May. 13, 2022—22 members of the class of 2022 were honored with academic, citizenship and journal awards at Commencement.
May. 13, 2022—Bryan J. Teresi received the Founder's Medal for First Honors. Teresi and Jackson Hill, who received the Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Award, and Samantha Smith, who received the Weldon B. White Prize, were recognized at the law Commencement ceremony.
May. 12, 2022—Incoming associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Washington, D.C.
May. 11, 2022—Wilson and his wife Elaine have documented a $17.5 million bequest to support their existing Weldon Wilson Scholarship at VLS. The scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of Weldon’s 25th reunion. Weldon Wilson is vice chair of Resolution Life Group Holdings, a global life insurance group focusing on the acquisition and management of portfolios of life insurance policies.
May. 4, 2022—Buchanan joined the Department of Justice in 2010 at an assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. He has worked as a federal prosecutor in Atlanta since 2013.
May. 4, 2022—The Chris Lantz Award recognizes a member of each graduating class for demonstrating a dedication to developing a sense of community among his classmates with a strong capacity for leadership and commitment to legal studies.
May. 4, 2022—The Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award is given annually to the student judged to have made the greatest contribution to the quality of life at VLS through leadership with the Vanderbilt Bar Association. Epps served VBA president in 2021-22.
May. 4, 2022—Usman is an associate professor of law at Belmont University College of Law, where he has taught for 10 years. He was a senior law clerk on the Tennessee Supreme Court and an assistant attorney general in the Tennessee Attorney General's Office before joining the Belmont Law faculty.
Apr. 29, 2022—Students who take the pledge volunteer a minimum of 75 hours of pro bono legal work and community service during their law school careers. Seventeen members of the Class of 2023 were also recognized this spring for completing their pledge service.
Apr. 28, 2022—Malbrough will focus on preventing houses from becoming “heirs property” by promoting estate planning as an EJW Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. His two-year fellowship is funded by the Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation.
Apr. 27, 2022—The Philip G. Davidson III Memorial Award is presented annually to the student, chosen by the Vanderbilt Bar Association Board of Governors, who is dedicated to the law and its problem-solving role in society, and who provides exemplary leadership in service to Vanderbilt Law School and the greater community.
Apr. 21, 2022—Smith is one of 14 law students selected for the program, through which they visit Germany and Poland and examine the conduct of lawyers in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Apr. 18, 2022—Burgess will serve as a law clerk for Judge Travis McDonough '92 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. She is a Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Public Interest Scholar and a Justice-Moore Family Public Interest Scholar.
Apr. 14, 2022—Students who attend these receptions, held in major legal markets throughout the U.S., meet members of the VLS community and hear about their law school experiences and career paths.
Apr. 14, 2022—Students telephoned alumni and friends who gave $500 or more to VLS in 2021 to thank them personally for their generosity.
Apr. 6, 2022—Dolbow graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 2017. After law school, she was a law clerk for Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and then for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. After clerking, she joined Covington & Burling as an associate in Washington, D.C.
Apr. 5, 2022—Baskaran directs the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law. Her lecture, scheduled in Flynn Auditorium from 12:30 to 1:30 April 11, will address water insecurity and its links to redlining.
Apr. 5, 2022—Helen Strong Curry International Legal Studies Scholar
Mar. 29, 2022—Joseph is an assistant attorney general in the healthcare division of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office. He was recently appointed to the 2022-23 TBA Young Lawyers Division Board.
Mar. 29, 2022—UC Davis scholar Karima Bennoune's talk is the 2022 Victor S. Johnson Lecture. Bennoune holds the Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair in International Law at UC Davis Law School. Her talk begins at 12:30 p.m. Thurs., March 31, and is free and open to the public.
Mar. 24, 2022—As a law clerk at FERC, Philip Morel works at the intersection of law and energy policy. He joined FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges as a clerk after graduation.
Mar. 23, 2022—Warnock is an associate with Covington in Washington, D.C. The team shc supported successfully won an order on provisional measures on behalf of Ukraine from the International Court of Justice.