Oct. 17, 2014—NEWS Daniel Adam Cohen ’00, has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and chair of the firm’s higher education group. Dan will focus his practice on representing colleges and universities in their legal affairs. Todd Robert Overman ’02, a member at Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, has led the launch of the firm’s GovCon...
Oct. 10, 2014—Downer is the second Vanderbilt Law graduate in the past two years to win the prestigious award
Sep. 25, 2014—NEWS 1972 Judge Robert E. Burch of the 23rd Circuit Court of Tennessee retired in August after 34 years on the bench. A former attorney and commercial pilot with Capitol Airways in Nashville, Bob began his judgeship in 1980. In 2000, he established the 23rd Judicial District Drug Court, and in 2002, he was named...
Aug. 27, 2014—Barrett was “a powerful voice for social justice, civil rights and civil liberties” in Nashville for more than 55 years.
Aug. 26, 2014—Order of the Coif members are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.
Aug. 26, 2014—ALUMNI IN THE HEADLINES Deborah Hill Biggers ’78 was elected district court judge of Macon County, Alabama. She is the first female state court judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Alabama. Sheila Calloway ’94 was elected juvenile court judge in Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee. She had previously served as a juvenile court magistrate. She will...
Jul. 22, 2014—ALUMNI IN THE HEADLINES Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins, Class of 1986, was sworn in by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam July 16 as the newest justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court. He succeeded Justice William C. Koch ’76, who retired July 15 to become dean of the Nashville School of Law. Tammy L. Kennedy, Class of...
Jul. 11, 2014—Students earn both degrees without increasing the time in school through program offered jointly by Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management.
Jun. 27, 2014— Burnstein will succeed John Tishler, B.A. 1980, as chairman of the firm.
Jun. 18, 2014—Balser will work with the No Peace Without Justice International Criminal Justice Program's Syrian Accountability Project in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Jun. 17, 2014—Yandle is currently a solo practitioner who focuses on civil litigation in federal and state court.
Jun. 16, 2014—Seventy Vanderbilt Law students received summer stipends to support their volunteer work in positions with government agencies; the chambers of federal and local judges; federal and state district attorneys and public defenders’ offices; and public interest and advocacy organizations. Students receiving Vanderbilt law stipends are working pro bono during summer 2014 for legal offices and...
Jun. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt Law students are receiving course credit for externships in federal and state judicial chambers, the offices of federal and state prosecutors, public defenders and attorneys, corporations, and advocacy organizations in 26 states.
Jun. 4, 2014—Giancarlo's appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate June 3. He was previously executive vice president with trading technologies company GFI Group.
May. 27, 2014—ALUMNI NEWS 1967 Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. (BA’64), co-founder and managing partner of Neal & Harwell, has been named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Southeastern Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates. William Kirkland has been appointed to the Lexington Theological Seminary’s board of trustees. Bill is a partner in...
May. 15, 2014—Papers by Robisch win first prize in ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and in the CBA’s Criminal Law writing competitions.
May. 9, 2014—Will Marks of Charlotte, North Carolina, is 2014 VLS Founder's Medalist.
May. 8, 2014—A founding partner of Branstetter Stranch & Jennings, Branstetter was considered one of the best litigators in the history of the Nashville and Tennessee Bars.
May. 1, 2014—Birch is senior vice president of law, labor policy and government affairs for the National Football League.
Apr. 30, 2014—The Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty was endowed with a $1.5 million gift by Charles B. (Charlie) Cox III ’75 and his wife, Lucy.