Dec. 23, 2014—Joycelyn Stevenson, Class of 2001, has been chosen president-elect of the Nashville Bar Association. She takes office January 1, 2015, and will assume the presidency in January 2016. “I am honored to continue to serve the NBA in a leadership capacity,” said Stevenson. “I look forward to supporting the NBA’s mission of assisting our members...
Dec. 17, 2014—Sanghavi will work at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee to develop a legal advocacy program to help people with criminal convictions reenter their communities.
Dec. 5, 2014—A former partner with Miller & Martin, McDonough currently serves as chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
Nov. 21, 2014—Ashford currently serves as acting assistant attorney general and as deputy assistant attorney general for appellate and review in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.
Nov. 5, 2014—Lance represents New Jersey’s 7th District and Messer Indiana’s 6th District.
Oct. 24, 2014—Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts and advise Attorney General Herbert Slatery.
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.