Aug. 16, 2017—Augusta Dowd ’82, Brian D. (Buck) Rogers ’94 and Lucian Pera ‘85 are serving one-year terms as presidents of the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee state bar associations, and Joycelyn Stevenson ‘01 was named executive director of the TBA.
Aug. 7, 2017—Thompson will work throughout the academic year to support HTI’s justice and advocacy efforts.
Jul. 28, 2017—VLS students and graduates will serve federal clerkships with a Supreme Court justice; appellate judges on the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; a special master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and district courts in 17 states and D.C.; and two state supreme courts.
Jul. 26, 2017—Aschkan Abdul-Malek JD/MBA’06 was living in Afghanistan, researching health care constraints in developing countries for the World Bank, when he learned how financially devastating those constraints can be. His Afghan cook, he discovered in a casual conversation, was spending six times his annual income to fly his wife to India for medical care. The cook’s wife...
Jul. 25, 2017—VLS welcomed back 460 alumni and guests from years ending in 1 and 6 Oct. 21-22. The festivities began with an all-class cocktail reception Friday night and continued with brunch and class parties on Saturday. We raised an impressive $1,530,912 in gifts and pledges thanks to class chairs Rob Ledyard ’66, Allen Lentz ’71, Mike...
Jul. 24, 2017—Two summers ago I lauded a number of donors for either endowing new scholarships or making significant contributions to existing scholarship funds. Since that time, I am happy to share that we—and most importantly, our students—have continued to benefit from new and additional scholarship investments from alumni and friends of Vanderbilt Law School. Four new...
Jul. 21, 2017—Judge Wyatt has served as a judge in Davidson County's civil and criminal courts for 43 years.
Jul. 21, 2017—Levy and Raybin honored for articles published in the Tennessee Bar Journal in 2016.
Jul. 21, 2017—Dowd is a shareholder in White Arnold & Dowd in Birmingham, where she practices civil and complex litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
Jul. 21, 2017—Redero created and directed Vanderbilt’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic
Jun. 22, 2017—Professor Bridgesmith, who coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation, honored for his work on TBA’s Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market.
Jun. 20, 2017—George Leef's review of Professor Emeritus Jim Ely's book, The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History, appears in Forbes.
Jun. 15, 2017—VLS students are working in judicial chambers, with government agencies and attorneys’ offices, and with nonprofit organizations in 20 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and Brussels.
Jun. 12, 2017—Holland plans to join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a litigator in the Legal Honors Program.
Jun. 9, 2017—Stevenson is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson in Nashville.
Jun. 7, 2017—Raker’s articles address two environmental law issues: how courts should handle conflicts between federal and state renewable power regulations and Tennessee’s approach to stormwater regulations.
May. 26, 2017—Parker, a partner of Jones Day based in Atlanta, will serve a five-year term on the Council, which determines projects and activities undertaken by ALI.
May. 23, 2017—Darrius Woods has been named an Equal Justice Works Fellow by Equal Justice Works. His two-year fellowship, which will pay his salary and benefits to work full-time at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, is funded by Home Depot and the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Woods plans to develop a program aimed at helping people...
May. 17, 2017—Mikhail will start a new program at The Bronx Defenders. Myers will advocate for low-income people with disabilities at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in Berkeley, California.
May. 12, 2017—Laura Dolbow wins Founder’s Medal, signifying First Honors.
May. 4, 2017—In "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War," Sharfstein examines Reconstruction through the relationship between a Nez Perce leader and a Union Army general.
Mar. 29, 2017—Sergent is the first VLS student to receive the Curry Scholarship, which will be awarded each year to a first-year student who plans a career in international law.
Mar. 29, 2017—Dozier is the third VLS student to receive the scholarship, which provides tuition and summer stipend support to students planning to practice in the public interest.