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VLS hosts conference focusing on legal technology and artificial intelligence

Mar. 7, 2016—Richard Susskind, author of "Tomorrow's Lawyers," is keynote speaker of two-day conference titled "Watson, Esq.: Will Your Next Lawyer Be a Machine?"

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Guantanamo Bay closure plan discussed in forum moderated by Michael Newton

Feb. 25, 2016—Two retired military officers will address President Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and the ethics of torture.

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Samar Ali ’06 (BA’03) begins 2016 Truman National Security Fellowship

Feb. 19, 2016—Ali, an associate with Bone McAllester Norton, will spend a year receiving leadership training and working at the Truman National Security Project's offices in Washington, D.C.

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Rep. Luke Messer ’94, R-IN, ‘almost impossible to beat’

Feb. 14, 2016—Muncie Star Press article predicts a victory for Rep. Messer, who was elected to his second term representing Indiana's 6th District in 2014.

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Andrew Herzog JD’16 takes the ice with VU’s club hockey team

Feb. 9, 2016—Herzog, who managed the Air Force Academy hockey team during undergraduate, participated in the 2016 NHL All-Star Skill Competition with VU's club hockey team.

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Brad Reed ’64 of Riley Warnock & Jacobson dies at 77

Feb. 5, 2016—Described as "an honest and competent lawyer" by colleagues, Reed was a highly regarded and influential leader in Nashville's legal community.

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John Jay Hooker ’57 dies at age 85

Jan. 27, 2016—After being diagnosed with stage four metastatic myeloma in January 2015, Hooker campaigned for “death with dignity” law in Tennessee.

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John Hollins ’57 (BA’55) dies at 83

Jan. 11, 2016—Hollins' legal career spanned 54 years.

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John Jay Hooker ’57 named “Tennessean of the Year”

Jan. 7, 2016—Hooker honored by Nashville newspaper for his high-profile career and accomplishments.

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Travis McDonough ’97 confirmed to seat on the Eastern District of Tennessee

Dec. 8, 2015—The Senate voted 89-0 in favor of McDonough, whose nomination was endorsed by Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander.

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Scott Culpepper ’96 named general counsel of MailChimp

Dec. 2, 2015—Culpepper is a registered patent attorney whose practice has focused on advising technology clients.

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Samar Ali ’06 (BS’03) discusses her role as a third-party mediator in Syria

Nov. 30, 2015—Listen to Ali's interview with WPLN Radio's Emily Siner about diplomacy related to the conflict in Syria.

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Sen. Fred Thompson ’67, Aug. 19, 1942 – Nov. 1, 2015

Nov. 2, 2015—Thompson had successful careers as a U.S. senator, an attorney and an actor.

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Thank you Reunion 2015 volunteers!

Nov. 1, 2015—Our sincere thanks to the volunteers who did so much to make 2015 Reunion a huge success! Class of 1965 Jack Colvin; Fundraising Chair Bill Wilson; Promotion Chair Reunion Committee Members: Joe Brown, Larry Harrington, Gail Pigg and Carol Rasnic Class of 1970 John Webb; Fundraising Chair Jim Sanders; Promotion Chair & Class Party Host...

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POSTPONED: John Jay Hooker ’57 speaks at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 27

Oct. 22, 2015—The event, sponsored by the Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program and the Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt, is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Alvin Adams ’67 dies at 73

Oct. 19, 2015—A three-time ambassador, Adams persuaded Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, the Haitian military ruler and a protégé of the ousted dictators Francois Duvalier and his son, Jean-Claude, to abdicate and leave the country in March 1990.

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Barbara Holmes ’86 appointed federal magistrate judge for Middle District of Tennessee

Oct. 12, 2015—Holmes brings 25 years of experience with commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency matters to the bench.

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Much lauded homeowner assistance program results from Robbins Geller class action lawsuit

Oct. 8, 2015—Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi highlights a class-action settlement mandating the creation of homeowner assistance programs and credit counseling in cities hit hardest by bank foreclosures and robosigning.

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Tennessee Solicitor General Andrée Blumstein ’81 profiled in Tennessean

Oct. 5, 2015—As second-in-command of the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General, Andrée Blumstein has helped explain the legal reasons why Tennessee can't make the Bible the state's official book, how private companies can't ban guns in public parks they help operate, and how a measure passed by Nashville voters requiring locally hired construction workers violates state law.

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Louis Theros ’89 named general counsel of MGM Grand Detroit

Sep. 18, 2015—Theros was previously a partner at Butzel Long in Detroit.

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Sybil Dunlop ’08 profiled in Minnesota Lawyer

Sep. 17, 2015—Dunlop is featured in the "Up & Coming Attorneys" column.

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19 members of the Class of 2015 selected for Order of the Coif

Sep. 16, 2015—Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

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