Sep. 14, 2015—Headquartered at Vanderbilt and directed by New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law Owen Jones, the MacArthur Research Network focuses on the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal law and of neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
Sep. 10, 2015—Tipps was previously a partner with Levine Orr & Geracioti in Nashville.
Sep. 9, 2015—Smartt becomes the first black judge at the county or circuit level in Florida's 19th Circuit.
Sep. 9, 2015—Newsom's appointment announced by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam September 3.
Sep. 8, 2015—John D. Buchanan ’89 has been named executive vice president of legal affairs for Comerica Inc., a financial services company based in Dallas. Buchanan had previously served since March 2012 as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Buchanan will be a...
Aug. 26, 2015—Zimmerman joined Taft in 1999 and has spent his entire career at the firm.
Aug. 21, 2015—"The Tough Road to a Waterfront House: A tenacious attorney spends years wrangling regulations to build on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay."
Aug. 3, 2015—Summer 2015 Branstetter Fellow James Alexander, Class of 2016, is featured as a J.D./M.Div. dual-degree student.
Aug. 3, 2015—Judge López currently sits on the State Court of Dekalb County, where he presides over civil and criminal matters.
Jul. 15, 2015—Bell is a litigation associate with Balch & Bingham in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jun. 24, 2015—Byl’s paper, “Easements with Ecosystems: A Conservation Tool for Endangered Species,” won first prize in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee’s competition, and Issar’s paper, “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro: Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” placed first in the section’s Energy Law competition.
Jun. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Law graduates will serve in 50 federal appellate and district and state clerkships during 2015-16 or in future terms.
Jun. 12, 2015—Norris’ article, “Drugs, Devices & Discovery: Using Fee-Shifting to Resolve the Twombly/Iqbal Problem for Parallel Claims Under the FDCA,” won second place in the FDLI competition’s “Short Papers” category and placed third in the ABA's 2014 Tort Trial & Insurance writing competition.
Jun. 8, 2015—Norton's one-year term in the global chair role, which rotates among the firm's five regional chairs, began May 1.
May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation launches a "legal residency" program with UnitedLex, a global consulting and legal services firm.
May. 14, 2015—Ph.D. in Law and Economics graduates’ dissertations addressed endangered species regulation, enforcement of non-discrimination laws, the effect of litigation on medical practitioners, and contractual dispute resolution.
May. 12, 2015—Robisch received the prestigious award for his Vanderbilt Law Review Note, “Getting to the (Non)Point: Private Governance as a Solution to Nonpoint Source Pollution.
Apr. 23, 2015—A well-known government relations attorney, Thornton has previously served as chair of the 300-member firm’s executive committee and held numerous management roles.
Apr. 20, 2015—Led by biomaterial science Ph.D. student Kelsey Beavers, the interdisciplinary team included molecular physiology student Elizabeth Conrad, structural biology postdoctoral fellow Michael Feldkamp, biomedical engineering graduate student Samantha Sarett and Verano. The team developed a strategy for commercializing a new test for colon cancer.
Apr. 15, 2015—Gerdts honored posthumously as 2015 Distinguished Alumnus; Johnson receives the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.
Apr. 13, 2015—Callaway will serve on the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile.
Feb. 19, 2015—Travis Gray ’16 and Andrew Struckmeyer ’16 are 2015 finalists.